If you’ve followed me for any time at all you’ve heard me rave about the photography of Bill Fortney. He’s been kind of a mentor to me over the years and has taught me an awful lot (and I’ve been blessed to have taught some landscape workshops alongside him over the years as well).
A couple of day’s ago Bill wrote what I think it probably the best article I’ve read about photogaphy this year, and definitely one of my top picks ever. I shared his post earlier this week on Google+ and here are some of the comments from readers:
> “I think this may be one of the best photoblog posts I have ever read. It simply speaks volumes.”
> “Wonderful & inspiring article. Gets me back on track as to why I love photography.”
> “You’re right it did made me think about my own photography.. truly wonderful article.”
> “An insightful treatise! Thank you for sharing it with us. I have tried to adhere to the principles mentioned and am inspired by the well written reminder.”
> “Incredibly profound post!!”
> “Thank you to Bill Fortney (re his “Why Bother?” blog post) for this authentic share. ”
> “I happened upon this post by Bill Fortney today and thought I need to share this with all of my fellow photographers out there who may be in the same situation. …”
> “An excellent post by Bill, now he has a new fan I had not seen his work before”
> “I’m so glad I stopped to read it.”
Bill’s post is called “Why Bother” and I promise you, if you read it you’ll be glad you did —- it really has the power to change the way you feel about your own photography and why “Why we bother” at all.