Art takes time

I love photography. I love taking photos of a subject and knowing the outcome is good. I love the opportunity to capture something so beautiful that only lasts a small period of time or limited in who sees it and make it accessible for all. I love that I can say that’s my picture, my memory, my gift to you. Last month I wanted koalas and at David Fleay’s Wildlife Park I had these two willing models. Included in the photos was this an unexpected shot.

Who knew koalas could fly?

Of course photography takes time. Often the shooting time is only a 1/4 (or less!) of the time required making the final multiple masterpiece. That’s why in reflection I’ve decided I’m going to be more intentional in what I shoot.  Yes I love photography but like everyone I have limited time. That’s why I’m going back to focusing on animals, pets and landscape projects.

In the last 2 months I’ve included doing a wedding, a newborn/family and a business workplace. I’ve enjoyed working with different people and have believed it’s been a privilege to have an inside look into their world. I’ve also learnt from each opportunity I’ve been given. However I don’t think I’d last the distance going from one speciality to another. As well as a photographer I’m a theatre nurse. As a theatre nurse I would not want to do ward nursing one day, community nursing another and then end the week in theatre. My sanity would not last and patients would become unhappy with the results I give.

The great thing about making a good decision is the peace it brings. It’s important for me to be realistic about what I can do and do it to the best of my ability. I’ll admit I’d love to spend more time taking photos but I can be grateful for what I can do.