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There are an infinite amount of photographer “types” kicking around today. Portrait, landscape, event, sport, event, tabloid, nature, animal, wedding, travel; the list goes on.  All of these categories are forms of art in their own way, each using lighting and framing to capture their own beauty and their own perspective.

The specific category of photography I want to focus on today is that of adventure photography. This category appeals to me because of the way that I see life: it should be lived wisely and deliberately. We don’t want to make it to ninety years old and have no scars, no memories and no life lived. That’s not living the correct way.

There should be at least a few times in every person’s life where they think, “This is crazy. And I’m going to do it.” Fear of living on the edge is a very real thing, but almost nothing is as sweet as the feeling of conquering that fear.

That’s why photographing people conquering this fear is such a beautiful thing to me: using a camera to connect the world to a person who is ultimately invincible. At that point, it all becomes very simple to them; at that point, stupid little things like checking their Facebook and Instragram-ing their dog and car payments and all the little trivial things in life are the most dismal, minute concepts in the world.

To them, right then, they’re living.

They put life in perspective right then, and realize what really matters. Wouldn’t you want to?

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10 thoughts on “Categories

    thadley3384 said:
    October 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I dig your voice in this post. It is of a risk taker, go getter with a little bit of crazy. It comes out when you say that we don’t want to make it ninety with no scars. That is a great way of looking at life.
    It is very clear the point you are trying to get across about adventure photography. Perhaps throw is some example to make for even more intense clarity and story that would really bring people in to possibly relate.

    eltonnieb1992 said:
    October 12, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Voice: “The specific category of photography I want to focus on today is that of adventure photography. This category appeals to me because of the way that I see life: it should be lived wisely and deliberately. We don’t want to make it to ninety years old and have no scars, no memories and no life lived.” Right here, your voice sounds intriguing because you mention what your specific topic is. Also, you are being honest and informative because you mention how you feel about this topic and how it connects to you. I like how you think that people should live life to the fullest extent.
    Clarity: “There should be at least a few times in every person’s life…” Right here, “life” should be “lives.”
    Keywords/Key Phrases: 1. adventure photography, 2. wisely and deliberately, 3. memories, 4. invincible, 5. living on the edge, 6. conquering this fear, 7. living, and 8.That is crazy. And I am going to do it.

    mofoley3314 said:
    October 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    8 words:
    Photographer ‘types’
    Categories
    Beauty
    Perspective
    Adventure photography
    Living on the edge
    Conquering fear
    Living

    Your voice truly shines when you talk about photography (which is excellent since that’s exactly what your blog is about). Perhaps that seems like a ‘duh, you friggin’ moron’-moment but what I mean is that your joy in photography shines through even when you speak about it. This is a wonderful way to draw in readers since your enthusiasm engages with us. Your approach to the post was nice – round-up and existential question all rolled up in one. I really enjoyed the comment “This is crazy. And I’m going to do it.” – not sure why, but I like the syntax generally.

    I have to say, even though it’s entirely unrelated, I have such a difficult time reading your blog – not the way you write or anything like that but the literal template you have – for whatever reason it’s perhaps too white, or the text is not black enough. Just wanted to throw that out there (I do have eye issues in general so don’t read too much into this).

    danpacheco01 said:
    October 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    hey…. i like this. i like how you put a lot of your personal beliefs into your writing.” the specific category of photography I want to focus on today is that of adventure photography. This category appeals to me because of the way that I see life: it should be lived wisely and deliberately. We don’t want to make it to ninety years old and have no scars, no memories and no life lived. That’s not living the correct way.”
    this is a great example of passion and belief. and you expressed it directly to the point.
    i do find that you used ….living ,invincible ,category and categories as your key words in your posting. i did find a few typos….but i have them too!

    Jess Dickerman said:
    October 15, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I think your voice is really clear in your writing. I love your attitude towards what you are writing about it is so genuine and that really come through. I think your voice is most prominent here:”The specific category of photography I want to focus on today is that of adventure photography. This category appeals to me because of the way that I see life: it should be lived wisely and deliberately.” I would have liked a photo in your post. I think that a photo would be helpful in all of your posts considering the topic of your blog.
    Some key terms: Adventure, photography, lighting & framing, lived wisely and deliberately, conquering that fear, invincible, perspective, “this is crazy. And I’m going to do it.”

    ksmith313 said:
    October 16, 2013 at 1:36 am

    1. Voice :”There should be at least a few times in every person’s life where they think, “This is crazy. And I’m going to do it.”

    Very relatable, shows your voice pretty much saying being spontaneous brings you adventure.

    2.”At that point, it all becomes very simple to them; at that point, stupid little things like checking their Facebook and Instragram-ing their dog and car payments and all the little trivial things in life are the most dismal, minute concepts in the world.”

    At that point being used twice isn’t needed.

    3. Keywords: photographer, portrait, art, perspective, beauty, invincible, fear, world

    Meredith Winnett said:
    October 16, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I’m a big fan of you shooting the Instagram-ers down. You come off as very adventurous and as though you’re always looking for the next thing you’re gonna do. You credit all the other forms of photography and show an appreciation for them, then jump into talking about the type of photography you’re most interested in.

    “They put life in perspective right then, and realize what really matters. Wouldn’t you want to?” I would change the question into something like “Wouldn’t you want to experience life like that?”.

    Keywords: photography, living, adventures, art, perspectives, living on the edge, fears, what really matters.

    Mind the Gap said:
    October 16, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Voice- “This category appeals to me because of the way that I see life: it should be lived wisely and deliberately.”
    Clarity- I loved this post! It was really fun to read. “They put life in perspective right then, and realize what really matters. Wouldn’t you want to?” Loved the ending!
    Keywords- adventure, photography, camera, life, living, risks

    Mark said:
    November 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Very nice job with this ”8 keywords” post.

    It doesn’t surprise me that the post received lots of positive peer feedback. My own sense is that one thing readers are responding to is the effective way you represent what matters to your community.

    Mark said:
    November 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    … and not only positive peer feedback, but I see lots of likes, as well. Well done. Again, I think readers are responding to the effective way you represent what matters to your community. I like how you are working to develop and extend your role as a writer working for, and within, this particular community.

    For me, as a reader, the voice you are crafting in this space continues to become more and more distinctive.

    Keep up the good work!

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