The Getty is one of my favorite places in Los Angeles and the first place I visited with my first DSLR back in 2008. Since that time, I've returned many times, with many cameras, and made many, many photographs. No matter how many times I return however, I never grow tired of the wonderful architecture or the inspiring exhibits.
We spent some time people watching in the garden during our trip this weekend and I noticed how much fun everyone was having capturing the flowers throughout the garden with every type of camera imaginable. I thought back about my first trip with my shiny, new DSLR and the fun I had experimenting with depth of field and shutter speeds. It was a good reminder of the simple joy I use to get from looking through the viewfinder, clicking the shutter, and seeing the image on the back of my camera. It sounds so simple, but then again, that's kind of the point. Photography can be as challenging and difficult as we make it, but sometimes it's important to let all that go and just snap away for the sake of making pictures.