Throughout our life, we are forever changed by the moments that come and go.
In the recent years there has been a rise in lifestyle and documentary photography. Although there is a difference between the two, it seems to suggest that people want a more natural approach to their photos then the traditional posed family photos. About 7 years go, I saw a very candid photo of a kid playing. It was nothing too special but it was beautiful and it stood out from the typical professional photos you see. That changed everything for me and inspired what would become a very expensive passion. Because of that passion I decidid to write down my 5 reasons to choose documentary photography.
There are millions of photographers that produce awe inspiring photos everyday through posing. However, it’s not for me. I hold to the idea that photography is an art. Art is meant to be expressed in a way that serves as a form of expression for the artist and speaks to the viewer. Its deep and personal and is at its best when expressed from our own emotions and experiences. When it comes from the deepest parts of who we are. As artists we should explore what that means to us and as a result we can create something we are excited about.
So if you are a beginner photographer looking for their “niche” or a mom trying to get better photos of their kids, I highly recommend trying a documentary approach. Its such a beautiful way to celebrate who we are as individuals.