I am not a blogger. Most of what I do is reserved for the area of the visual. The craftsmanship of words often escapes me, but I decided to begin this project because the idea of blogging couldn’t leave my mind for quite a while now.
For the first time, I felt the need to document my experiences in written form. Maybe it’s the sign of growing up. Maybe this is all a bad idea, but what’s life without a little risk? After all, risk is exactly what led me here, and I don’t think I’m in such a bad place. What’s the worst that can happen?
It might be polite to begin with a few words for the uninitiated.
My name is Bernard Bodo and, as you may have already noticed, photography is my life. I have garnered enough experience throughout the years to confidently say I can teach up-and-coming photographers a thing or two.
When you come down to it, the entire reason I am writing this blog is because I want to share my experiences with all of you who find photography interesting enough to read about it (the keyword here is read). Of course, you’ve read about some of these things a thousand times over. One of these sayings you’ve probably come across frequently goes along the lines of – starting is the hardest part.
Yeah, starting’s a tough cookie. The first thing each of us has to do is get our bearings and find something generally familiar as a starting point. For instance, I am beginning this blog in the middle of summer. The time of festivals is already upon us, which gives us a perfect opportunity to discuss this important topic for career photographers – the dos and the don’ts of festival photography.
So why wouldn’t we couple the beginning of this writing exercise with baby steps of photography and see where it leads us?