Why Do You Photograph?

Iridescent Plant Oils, Mount Rainier N.P. by Jay Goodrich

One of our associate workshop instructors Jay Goodrich is a regular contributor to Outdoor Photographer Magazine. He had a recent blog post entitled, “Why Do You Photograph?” Read why Jay photographs and then, we would like you to share why you do it?

10 Responses to “Why Do You Photograph?”

  1. Martin Rybak says:

    There isn’t no simple answer, but when I walk/hike/travel/visit friends with a camera, I see the world in very different way than without it.

  2. Martin Rybak says:

    There isn’t no simple answer, but when I walk/hike/travel/visit friends with a camera, I see the world in very different way than without it.

  3. This is a very creative shot.
    I photograph because I love being in natire and I want to capture the moments spent there. I want my friends to see Earth with my perspective. Although I have much to learn, I hope one day my photography will lead to a good cause.

  4. This is a very creative shot.
    I photograph because I love being in natire and I want to capture the moments spent there. I want my friends to see Earth with my perspective. Although I have much to learn, I hope one day my photography will lead to a good cause.

  5. I photograph to record what I see in my life, everyone on this earth will have a different perspective on life and through my photography I want to record my personal perspective.

  6. Beautiful artistic representation of a nice subject.
    we do photography to share the beauty of nature with the world hoping that others feel the same sense of wonder and do everything they can to protect our beautiful planet.

  7. Mark Rainer says:

    I photograph for a couple reasons, that feeling that we get when we make an exposure that captures a moment, whether it’s a fleeting fraction of a second or several seconds in a single image which makes others stop and gasp, to share that wow moment. To show others the world through my eyes, sounds a bit selfish, but its not.

    A quote from the famous golfer Walter Hagen is a favorite “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” In this high paced world today that overloaded with information and so many people rush from place to place they miss much of the beauty all around them everyday.

  8. difficult to voice my reasons why i have devoted so many passionate years packing cameras along my journeys, but I sense them my friends, my silent companions, as my tripod my stable friend.

    But truly, i go out to get lost in thought. And only through the lens, do I find my self. And when I return, hope others find them selves as well.

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