I was thinking the other day about birds that look similar or the same between if they are boys or girls. It certainly matters to the birds and they must easily differentiate themselves from one another. A few bird species even do the same chores, like nest sitting. This led me to thinking about photographers and whether gender matters on taking good photographs?
There are quite a few fine professional woman photographers out there, but they are in a small percentage to the whole group, and though time have always been so. I was wondering if men just have a better eye or are more adventurous in where to find subjects.
I follow quite a few well-known professional photographers and realized they are all men and they all travel quite a bit. Maybe the difference is seeing that which is different or exotic. I have to say because much of what I photograph has become routine, I have lost some of the awe and wonder. Only when I travel, does the awe and wonder return. Maybe that is what the guys have, the awe and wonder every day. They seem to possess the ability to see things like the first time they ever saw it. That would certainly put the wonder back in the experience.