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The Hunt

AndyPixnet | Opinions | Published Mar 25, 2013

I wanted to start and writing some articles on here now that I am a member of the site. In thinking about a topic to write about I decided to write about what I like to describe as "The Hunt" of photography.  One of my favorite parts of photography in it's multi-phase process is the planning of actually where to shooting for a day.  I live in New England and I am not a big winter photographer. When the weather starts to get nicer as it is now, I become excited for the coming better shooting weather.  I love trying to find new places within driving distance to go out and explore with my camera.  I view photography as having much more to it than finally pressing the shutter button.  It is the planning, the research, the travel, finding the perspective & angles, taking in the scene not only to a sensor but to your memories, the photo management, the editing, the posting, and finally the sharing with the world.  All of this begins with "The Hunt," and choosing where your photo adventure will take you on that day.  You don't always have to be "somewhere" to get good photos.  I say all the time that a good photographer should be able to capture something interesting no matter where they are; in a beautiful National Park or in a boring room.  Some of my favorite photos were the result indulging a curiosity to where that road leads, how this would look from a new angle, or looking a map and saying "I will go there."  I hope to never stop exploring, capturing, and engaging in The Hunt for as long as I can.