Austin Kleon’s book “Show Your Work,” advocates for being an amateur. Trying something new that you’re not trained in is both exciting and invigorating. Especially if you’re not half bad at it. One thing that has always interested me is photography. My uncle, sister, and mother all ran minor photography companies, so I guess you could say it’s in my blood. I really love editing my own pictures and putting words with them, especially lyrics. It gets super cliche, I promise. But it's still fun for me to explore different styles of editing and playing around with something I took.
Combining my love for words with my love for photography is a great outlet for expression. Since I never had access to big name editing programs, I usually used amateur ones like PicMonkey for my pictures. I’m not too advanced or skilled at it, but it makes me happy and helps me to relax. I was never trained in photography, but I am learning every day. You can find some other photo editing websites in this article by Digital Photography Review. Overall, I'm amateur at a lot of things, but I really love photography. I share a lot of it on social media usually, which goes along with Kleon's philosophy. I show my work mostly to get feedback and learn from others' comments. Photography is just a way for me to be, well... Me!