Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Young and In Love



Surfing Photography was something I was always inspired by when I was younger. Now in my humble efforts to begin capturing the beauty and love of this art form, I look to see what is being produced right now in Surf Photography, and I am blown away by all the room to grow in this area of photography. I love it!

Although I have taught myself the technical aspects in the theory of photography, and I have been able to produce some beautiful work, I feel as though I have much more to gain with experience. Even with nine years taking pictures and the last four years semi-professionally shooting for profit, I have gained far more knowledge through experience than I could ever have received studying theory. I feel as though the type of things I am learning now can only come from experience and being in specific situations. Photography still feels fresh to me and I have a strong drive to continue to grow, learn, and improve in the many different types of photography that I have had the opportunity to shoot. I guess what I am trying to say is I feel young in many disciplines of photography that I have had limited experience in, and I am excited to be growing. I am grateful to have people around me supporting me. Against the advice of several professionals, I have tried to pursue many different paths of photography, and all these paths have become part of my love of the art, the many different skill sets and experiences that are required in each area. It keeps photography challenging and fresh for me and it allows me to feel that I have much to learn and mature from in experience in each of the areas that I have touched on. I have taken my time and continue to be inspired by professionals whose focus is on one discipline of photography. I also continue to be inspired by new photographers who are trying new things and dreaming big dreams for themselves and their photography. Thank you all who have influenced my photography!























































5 comments:

Jennifer said...

VERY COOL TOBY! I love it!!!! Please invite me next time. hahaha! =)

patricia said...

Toby, those last two of Kevin are incredible...the one in black and white is museum quality... you are so talented!

Toby Brooks said...

Thanks you two! Looking forward to winter time Jenny! Hopefully there will be some nice fronts, I have to get back in the water again.

Claudia said...

these are awesome.

Dave Pelham said...

Awesome shots Toby.. surfing is definitely an exciting activity to shoot, and these pictures are epic! i wish i lived near the sea!! good luck with exploring it more mate :)

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