Even though we live in a time where everyone has a camera and millions of photos are taken and shared each day, I still see photography as very much an art form.
I believe the step that differentiates just “taking pictures” from “the art of photography” is when you wield the skills you’ve learned in order to say something. It can be something personal about yourself, a story, or even a statement. Whatever it may be, it must come from within your own being. Your own voice. The dopamine hits received from fast and shallow approval can only last for so long. But the satisfaction from knowing you were true to yourself is fulfilling. However much of myself I choose to put into it, it gives back. This is what drives me to keep learning.