People ask me “What type of photographer am I?” or to that effect.
It’s like I need to be neatly packaged in a box that they can see “This is who I am.”
Life is not as simple as that.
I have many varied interests and many varied subjects as a result.
So I best explain my photography like this.
I am essentially a “people” photographer. I like taking natural staged photos. This is to take photos that people are aware of, yet make them look natural with my ability to make people feel relaxed.
Then how come nearly all my photos on this site involve no people. This is my second category of photography. I like to take intimate landscapes and cityscapes. By intimate, I mean picking out a subject from the greater view. Something that is my unique view. This does not mean I have to use a long lens, just my feet to achieve the perspective I choose at the focal length I imagine. With photography you just know after a while what lens will give the view your after.
My third category is “nature”. Plants and Birds to be exact. This is where I use a long lens, to get close at a long distance. I am expanding this to include small things, as I have recently purchased a macro lens. This is my third macro lens. The other two did not get much use. May be this one won’t either, but I have a renewed interest in small things. My subject of choice will be flowers and insects.
And to round it all out, I like to take “sports” sometimes. I use a long lens for this as well. It is not my favourite category but seeing I am a “people” photographer (essentially), this makes sense. People are active, why not have them playing sport.
So “What type of photographer am I?” A “people” photographer, a “portrait” photographer, a “candid” photographer, a “street” photographer. I think my general category is a “people impact” photographer. By this I mean the impact of humanity on the landscape, other people and self.