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Hey Everyone, 

There will be a brief break from Lessons from the Animals for a little bit. Mostly because I haven't photographed a lot of animals since it's been so hot, humid and buggy (good lord the mosquitoes).

In the meantime, I've been thinking about a question that was recently posed to me. Someone wanted to know why I take photos and my response was "I'm okay at it." And yes, that was a cop out response. 

While God given talent does play a role in it, there's really a lot more to the reasons why I do this than could be said in the 5 minutes it would take for the bartender to pour our beers. 

First and most importantly, it allows me to help other people. I have some skill with a camera, or so I've been told, but that means that I need to do something with that skill. If I can, I donate prints or take photos for websites or just spread awareness for a zoo or type of animal.

Secondly, I love the idea that photography allows you to view the world through someone else's eyes. I don't know if anyone else does this a lot, but I really enjoy going to event shoots with other photographers, especially photographers that I know. It's amazing that two people shooting the same subject can come up with complete different pictures. I'd like the idea that I can share my world with others and in return I can have a look into their world. 

Thirdly, I love the idea of capturing moment in time. There's a reason why I stick mostly to wildlife and sports photography, the challenge for me is that if I miss the moment it's gone forever. 

Lastly, if we are being honest, there's a little bit of fear. I'm a little afraid of being forgotten. There's not a lot of surprise here, it's a pretty common fear, that's why so many people strive to make their mark on the world. For me, photography helps me do that, even after I'm gone, I hope that my photos will carry on being enjoyed by people. 

So there you are, my reasons for doing what I do. It may be a bit selfish, but it's a pretty personal question. 

Lessons from the Animals will return shortly, probably next month sometime. In the meantime, why do you do whatever you do? Respond down below. 


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NoWayItsZozo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
this account is so cute!!! im in love Heart Heart Heart :happybounce: 
ingeline-art Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thanks so  much for faving -
that means so much for me!
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018   Photographer
Thank you for watching me, I appreciate your support! :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
MomokoShinzoArts Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
OrlandoSeaHorse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Thanks for the fav to my fox! Coming from a fox specialist it's even more worthy!
TaylorMahogany Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018
I added a ton of your animal photographs to my faves, I really love them. Great quality and angles on basically all of your work. Plus, who could go wrong with cute animal images? :D
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Belated happy birthday to you :party:
Hope you had a great day :aww:
OliverRed Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Tyler. You're becoming another year greater and better. May the year of 2018 be a happy and healthy one for you and your love ones. God bless. :hug:
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