• Mike Bailey


Updated: Apr 22, 2021

Inspiration comes in many forms. My photographic journey started with a quote by Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers whose darkroom post editing workflow opened so many doors leading to today’s Photographic Art.

I hope you enjoy the first of my many photography blogs to follow. I love to photograph, I love to share my visions of what and how I see objects and scenes. I love post editing my photographs to bring out shadows, highlights, colours, tones and more that I see not just what the camera takes.

With over 20 years of continuous learning by trial and error, reading, viewing and growing my art, I want to share photography tips and lessons learned along the way to help you enhance your photography journey and skills.

I hope you will return to my site and photo blogs regularly. I look forward to reading and responding to your questions and comments that will inevitably help me to learn new techniques and be inspired by what you have to say.

Lets take a moment and think about Ansel Adams quote, my favorite quote. “You don’t take a picture, you make it”. To me this is gives the photographer, the same freedom and creativity world, that is given to the great artists of the world, or any artist for that matter. Think about it. Painters, sculptors, potters make art because of what they feel, see in their own mind and a desire to provide an emotional connection to the viewer through their art.

Each genre of artist has their tools and workflow that allows them to be original in creating something special that is meaningful to them and presenting it to you in a way they hope will engage you, make you feel something, make you wonder or offer a visual opinion. Whatever the case the tools they have, no matter how many or how expensive, they are only tools to create something that inspired them to share.

For me I love to explore so many things around me, things we might see every day but don’t really see them or think about their story. I love to take photographs from tools I have learned to use to start my art. Then on to the computer where other tools help me embellish what my tools can’t see. Things like light, shadows, textures and colors that are seen by the naked eye but not reproduced exactly true to the original image or how I think it should be to tell a story or express my emotion in that moment of time.

I use the tools I have available to me to take pictures to make photographs. Food for thought until my next post. Feel free to share your thoughts by leaving me a comment.

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