Finding a Niche
I recently gave a photography lesson to someone who was trying to figure out just ‘what’ to take pictures of. This got me me thinking about ‘finding a niche’. For me I knew early on that my favorite subjects were landscapes, nature and things from the past. These are the subjects my fine art photography portfolio is full of … the things that I keep going back to time, and time again. Recognizing that I had a fondness for these subjects did not stop me from exploring many other subjects and forms of photography over the years. Having the patience to find your niche is important … I don’t think it can be forced. My advice to those who might be searching for a direction would be to explore it all and what you love will rise to the surface all on its own. These days, feeling less of a need to photograph it all, I am more content that the things I was drawn to from the very beginning of making photographs are indeed ‘my niche’.