You see, becoming a photographer isn’t about owning the fanciest gear, making the most money, or having the best pictures. It’s much simpler than that. It’s just about having fun with your camera. Getting out and taking photos because you love it, regardless of whether you’re making money or not.
This took me a long time to realize when I first started out. I’d cringe trying to say the words “I’m a photographer” because I felt I needed to accomplish something before I had the ‘right’ to say such a thing.
I put far too much meaning behind those words and felt that I needed to have some sort of mythical talent to take photos like those I looked up to. I didn’t realize that I already was a ‘photographer,’ and the truth is, so are you.
There isn’t some secret sauce to photography, it’s just about having fun and capturing things that mean something to you. If you’re doing those two things, you’re already well on your way.
The tricky thing about photography is it’s sometimes hard to know exactly where to begin. What parts are most important to learn first, what techniques will help you improve the fastest, and what’s that missing link blocking you from those stunning pictures you envision in your head.
My name’s Brendan, and I’m a 23-year-old outdoor lifestyle and travel photographer who’s still trying to find the perfect answer to those same questions. I thought that maybe by this point in my career, I’d have it all figured out. In reality, photography is a never-ending cycle of learning and experimentation; but that’s all part of the fun!
If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say “I’m not a photographer, I just like taking photos for fun,” I’d be writing this in a charming mansion right now.
This little saying has always been one that makes me laugh. I mean, at what point should you consider yourself a ‘photographer’? Is it once you buy your first camera, once you start editing your pictures, or maybe the moment you’re making a full-time income from your photography. Whatever your answer, you’re thinking about it all wrong.
No matter what level you’re at in your photography, there’s always an opportunity to learn something new. I started this blog to help other photographers answer similar questions I’ve learned the answer to during my photography journey. A resource to discover new techniques and share a creative passion with like-minded individuals.
Brendan Williams Creative is an online community with the single mission of helping you improve your photography, no matter what stage you’re at in your journey. My goal is to offer actionable, unique, and honest techniques for you to level up your photography and have fun doing it. I like to keep things enjoyable and easy to understand without all the technical fluff that can make you feel overwhelmed.
I want to help offer you new ideas, techniques, and tools that light a fire in your belly and make you excited to take photos. I want to help you capture images exactly like you envision them. I want to make you realize that photography doesn’t have to be hard, and you’re capable of capturing anything you can imagine.
So, it’s time to put aside your self-doubt and realize you are a kick-butt photographer. It’s time to start feeling more creative and excited with a camera in your hands. It’s time to take your photography to new levels.
If you’re ready to make the jump, let’s get started.
More About Brendan Williams And His Photography
Brendan Williams is a 23-year-old outdoor lifestyle and travel photographer from BC, Canada. After finding an initial passion for photography through skateboarding, he discovered a whole new creative realm he wanted to pursue. Initially, he dismissed the idea of full-time photography since he felt the only career paths were weddings or family portraits. Neither were avenues that got him excited or motivated about taking photos.
Instead, he decided to dive into the world of film in the bustling Vancouver film industry. Soon enough, he found himself working as a camera assistant on a variety of TV shows and movies. Content produced by companies like Warner Brothers, NBC, ABC, and Amazon, to name a few. He continued working full time in the film industry for several years while casually pursuing photography as a fun side hobby.
In early 2018 he began publishing youtube tutorials as a fun way to share photography and photo editing techniques with his friends. What started out as a casual way of sharing ideas with people he knew, turned into a much larger community than he ever expected.
Brendan began creating more tutorials on youtube and eventually transitioned over to written articles through bwillcreative.com. He became very active on social media and began to make more and more connections with people who shared the same love of photography. He soon discovered there was so much more to photography beyond the world of weddings or events. There was an entire world of opportunity in literally any style of photography if you knew the right people.
Eventually, Brendan found himself fortunate enough to work with a variety of notable travel companies and tourism boards all across the globe. A kid who used to take photos of his friends with a GoPro, now getting paid to visit destinations around the world. A turn of events he could have never predicted.
As Brendan continues to navigate his journey in full-time photography, his passion for helping others learn has continued. He’s experienced first hand all the fantastic places photography can take you, and he wants others to experience that for themselves.
Whether you’re a total newbie or have been taking photos for years, Brendan’s mission is clear. Creating content to keep you inspired and bring your photography to new levels, with tips and techniques to help you get there.
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