Do you ever ask yourself a question whether you should specialize in a certain type of photography? There have been a lot of discussions about it and a lot of professionals will support the general opinion “find your niche and become the master of it”. But what if this extreme focus is not your style?
The way I see it, there is no right answer. It all comes down to your own choice. At the end of the day you will do what you feel is right in your heart. I personally would not like to be put into a box because I only photograph sunsets on the beach or black and white long exposure waterscapes or close-up details of rock formations. To me being focused on one type of photography is very limiting. My first love and biggest passion are landscapes but I love diversity and truly believe that beauty can be seen in all things. It could be anything from the last autumnal leaf, a simple detail in a flower petal, soft colours in the sky, evening light in a forest, reflection of a building, a random passer-by to a breathtaking view from a hill top or sunset colours on a deserted beach. I feel this gives me a lot of freedom because I know I can go out in any sort of weather, be happy wherever I am and sometimes bring photos that will remind me of those moments I experienced.
Perhaps it is not the most professional approach but I am a great believer that you should do what you love, whether it is just one thing or several different things. All this is a piece of who you are and it would be a shame not to show it.