What’s Your Niche?

“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” – David Wilkerson

When it comes to photography, we all have something we love taking pictures of. I believe most photographers have a niche. A niche is something that you specialize in. Anyone who uses a camera has a particular subject that they prefer to take pictures of. Some prefer taking pictures of their family or friends. I have seen some great photographs of insects. There are photographers who love capturing inanimate objects and use their craft to bring them to life. For me, I prefer landscape scenes. Particularly scenes with water. Lately, I have been practicing long exposure photography whenever I see moving water. Anyone who takes pictures has something they love to take pictures of.

One subject that I have wanted to capture for a while, but never had the opportunity to is old signs. For me, the older signs appear to be works of art. The newer signs seem plain and don’t appear any different from the same sign next to it. I love how the older signs were outlined with neon in order for them to stand out on the side of the road. Lately I have been trying to use my 55-200 mm lens more. Most of the time I use my 18-55 mm lens. While it is more convent to use smaller mm lenses, for me the larger one does a great job of focusing on my subject and bringing out more of its details as opposed to a wider shot.

The El Camino Motel is located in Cherokee, North Carolina. This particular hotel is close to the casino. The town of Cherokee was established by Native Americans who were able to escape the trail of tears. The city is one of North Carolina’s most popular tourist attractions. It is located near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We visited here last week while we were camping near Bryson City.

What is your niche in photography? What is that one subject you love to photograph the most? Share in the comments below.

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