Photography is art. Which means, at some level, photography is subjective. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? However, I still feel that there is a clear difference between not just good and bad photography, but between good and great photography. Seeing the difference between the latter, I believe is possible for everyone with a little education and exposure. I hope to get there in the next year. I think I am making progress.
As a photographer, getting to good takes a lot more effort. Getting to great, at minimum takes a decade, but even that is not guaranteed.
The deeper I get into photography, the more I love it. Channeling this energy and passion has become an ongoing obsession. I want it so bad. I love telling a story, capturing a moment, having an outlet for creativity, and the satisfaction of seeing someone enjoying and appreciating the end product. And I want to do it better.
So I'll be heading to Vegas for the WPPI Convention in a few weeks. Now, I love Vegas, but the fact that I have already decided not to play poker until the workshops are over says something to me. If I ever get good enough, I want to make photography my life.