The computer age has changed the way people interact. Groceries can be ordered online and delivered to your doorstep. Clothes are shipped to your home, tried on and shipped back if you don’t like what you see. Consumers today don’t have to leave their home or speak with a human being to function in the world today. As a photographer, it is pretty difficult to connect with your subject in an email or online. There is no substitute for looking someone in the eye and seeing their reactions to your questions or comments. Don’t get me wrong, the ease of finding anything you need by clicking a button has a place and I use it every day. However, at Texas Vision Photography, we choose to maintain the in person, human connection with our students.
There are many online photography training resources, but, the connection a photographer has with their subject is something that can only be felt and realized in person. Our class sizes are small, with a maximum of 12 students. We discuss photographic concepts and then pick up our cameras and put them into practice. Nothing can take the place of hands on your camera, doing and not just talking about what you can do.
I am thankful that what we do allows us to maintain that human connection. Besides teaching classes, we shoot many community events. Capturing faces in the crowd, the joy in a child’s face in their new halloween costume or watching a Christmas parade, these are priceless moments where an image speaks louder than words.