My Journey down the rabbit hole - Harlan Doherty

Down the Rabbit Hole

The Glow

I remember that day well when I realized photography was my thing.  There was a code to be cracked! I have developed a mindset with the camera in hand that there is always a way to make it happen. For Me, The key is focus and persistence.

I'm starting to write this blog on a 10hr flight because why not. I'm flying some where over Albania right now and my Google pixel 2 has a full charge. Growing up in the 80's, I got my first taste of video games with Nintendo. At the time, it was the coolest thing ever, and I played Mario that first day for 8 hours until my thumbs hurt. I learned the controller, memorized the buttons, and developed a skill set to beat each level, and eventually the game. After I beat the game, I would try and beat it faster next time. There was a lot of trial and error that set the foundation for the next steps. I've carried this feedback focused mindset forward with me on a lifelong journey integrating tech into my life.

After the digital revolution got in gear, I got a digital Nikon point and shoot camera. It was awesome cus I could see the photo instantly. I would fill up my little 8mb memory card all day with memories of fun stuff with friends and family that I'll keep for the rest of my life. Then the game changer happened when I got a DSLR camera. This is where things began to accelerate. At first it was a lot of experimentation across a range of settings to see which one would come out best. That experience developed Into an intuitive sense that became more tuned with each experience. To me, that's the cool part of being being a photographer, to see the manifestation of a vision. Call it art, or whatever, I think it's cool! I like creative landscapes best, and recording my lifes' experiences, wherever my travels bring me. To me, being a photographer is a lifestyle choice where I see things not necessarily for what they are, but for what they could become. That's my mission. That's why I'm here.