Experienced photographer wanted

I need one, because I’m certainly not.  I am so painfully not a photographer that it’s laughable to think anything creative could possible finds it’s way through my lens.  It’s not that photography doesn’t interest me, it certainly does.  I’m just not a very sentimental person, so I don’t ever take pictures, nor do I keep them around my house.  I appreciate photography as a creative outlet, but I already have several creative outlets that I prefer.  On top of all that, I’m a secular Buddhist.

This means I try not to hold on to or live in the past (see: main uses of photography for the laymen), and I try to be present during experiences and enjoy them without thinking about the past or future (won’t find me holding a camera up while I’m at a concert).  To give an example, when I went to see Penn & Teller in New York, my girlfriend had to practically beg me to take a picture with them.  Penn Jillette is one of my favorite people on the planet, I love him and respect him, and I was going to shake his hand and walk away without a photo.  That’s the level of ineptitude I’m at with the whole photography thing.

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