Reading this article on RangeFinderOnline about photographers giving back resonated with me a great deal as I’ve been wanting to do something along these lines for a long, long time but work and being busy always seemed to get in the way. It’s probably unlikely that I’ll ever stop being busy doing the things I love, and often for the people I love, but now being at least semi-retired there are no excuses to make good or better use of my time.
In my previous line of work in education and just generally in my life, it’s always been important to me to help, to guide, to give of my time to those who’d like to improve themselves or to help with their career aspirations. So I was pleased to talk to some people at the NEC Photography Show yesterday about the possibilities and now looking forward to seeing what might come of some of the ideas I’ve been having.
Are you or can you find the time to be giving back?
The more I look, the more I certainly find what I like. I’ve always loved looking through the work of photographers whose work I particularly admire. Photographers (in no particular order) such as Lara Jade, Melissa Rodwell, Perou, Sarah Monrose, Ryan Handy, Jay Mawson, Chris Yates, Alice Luker and Andy LeSauvage. I’ve also pinned some of their photos and others on one of my Pinterest boards....