Featured Photographer: Steve Houston

In our Featured Photographer series, we highlight the work of our former and current students!

Your Name: Steve Houston  

Type of Camera: Olympus OMD E-1Mk2

What do you love to photograph the most?
I enjoy many types of photography including event, family, people, landscape, wildlife, and floral.  More recently, I’ve grown to love photographing birds as well as the night sky, and utilizing Infrared photography to produce moody landscapes and architecture.

What is one thing you have learned that has improved your photography? 
What’s improved my skill and my enjoyment of photography the most has been to “GET OUT THERE!”  The more opportunities I have given myself to photograph, the better I see and the better photographs I produce.  The more I study the work of others, the more I learn to improve my own.  The other side of that is to get feedback and suggestions from other photographers.  

Along that line, I would say: “NEVER GIVE UP!” Don’t underestimate your talents and the quality of your own photographs.  It’s very easy to be overly critical of our own work, but this can discourage us from trying to improve our skills.  We are all on a journey to increase the enjoyment of our craft.

Advice you’d give to others wanting to grow in their photography skills:
I would say “NEVER STOP LEARNING!”   Try new methods, new subjects and new technology……and continue to take creative courses and workshops from great teachers like Kevin Gourley.

Steve Houston

© Steve Houston

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