Italy is one of my favorite vacation destinations. I love easing into the laid back lifestyle. I love the art, the vibrant color of the coast, and of course, the food.
These photos I took over three visits between 2000-2008. Many were shot with film, while only the most recent ones were taken with a digital camera (Can you tell the difference?).
As I was putting this post together, I realize that so many of these photos are just snapshots, something anyone can take with any kind of camera if they happen to be in that same spot. There are a few good photographs in this collection, a unique view of seeing something that others might not see. Some are framed in a different way, while in others I was able to take advantage of the light when it was just right. But for the most part, snapshots.
I write this because it’s a good lesson to other aspiring photographers – or really anyone taking on whatever craft they’re passionate about. If you really love it, keep at it, keep practicing, keep learning. It takes time, but you will get better. Some of these photos were taken 15 years ago, and I think that my photography skills have improved greatly since then.
BUT, I definitely still feel like there is room for improvement, that there is so much more to learn. And that actually makes me even more motivated to move forward.
Look for Part 2 next week. I’m curious, can you tell which photos are shot with film and which ones are digital? Let me know what you think!