When I have given my talks at photo/camera clubs over the years I have often heard the following “I really like what you do……. but its not proper photography is it ?”. Producing images for competition that are creative seems to come with the “only does creative pictures because she/he can’t take a proper picture”label. This always makes me smile because every element of the picture started out as a photograph. Bringing up this subject is like opening a can of worms but hey….. photography should be fun and how you achieve your personal end results is truly up to you. So I will say it now I AM A CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER AND I AM PROUD OF THAT FACT !
There are many of my images that fall into the creative pile….. but every singe one of them started out as a photograph – thought I would highlight a few of them