Two years back when I bought my first DSLR camera, I realized that photography is not about having the best camera in the market. It is not about having the best skills in editing photos either. Of course, the mentioned two things are more important when it comes to the technical sense, but the entire idea of photography is more about the passion that you realize you have when your days pass by and you realize that everything around you is so beautiful.
You start finding beauty in the simplest things and start appreciating the world and your existence increasingly. From the trickle of a raindrop down the window, to the streets lighting up in the evening and the adoring smiles of your loved ones. They are all captured in a frame to remind you that everything that you see is real and all the moments that you captured were once real and they will always be.
If you really like photography, whether you become a professional photographer or not is of the least concern, but indulging in photography as a hobby can really transform your thoughts in such a way, that you will start finding charm and beauty in every little moment.
It does not matter if you just like taking photos on your phone for passing time or you casually walk around with your dslr in hopes of catching something that the human eye does not come across often.
If you just like to wander around with any piece of device which has a camera and you just like to take it out and capture simple moments from day to day’s life then I’m pretty sure that you must have learned a few things that I’m going to list down over here now from my personal experience.
Yes, I’ve been interested in photography and the entire idea around it for quiet sometime now and there are a few things which I never would have learned if I would not have been exposed to the world of photography where stories are depicted with every good photo that is taken. And here are some things which I realized after I started to just capture moments which spoke to me:
It is okay to compare yourself to others. When you’re constantly taking photos, then it’s highly likely that you’re going to compare your work to other peoples’; regardless of the fact whether you’re a professional or just take photos for your own pleasure. But it is absolutely okay and normal to compare yourself to others. The only thing that you need to keep in mind is to never stop and just keep doing what you’re doing, because you are an individual with your own name and your own identity and nobody can take that away from you.
Don’t constrict yourself int thinking that there are rules. This doesn’t only apply to photography but pretty much everything; there are no set rules when you’re in a world where your creativity speaks. But if you really cannot do without some rules then go ahead and make your own. 🙂
Being a little proud is okay. If there is something that you’re insanely proud of solely due to the fact that you created it, then there is nothing wrong with having a little but of pride and showing that to the world because you know it’s worth it.
Find a purpose. This one is so cliche and yet so important. I just started coming across photos one day, completely random photos and then I realized that this might be a hobby that might genuinely turn into a passion and it did and it helped me to figure out my preferences and what I like and what I don’t like and eventually I realized that everything has a purpose just like a single photo tells a story.
So if you’re interested in photography then how did you get started and what did you learn from it? Let me know. 🙂
In life, which, not to mention is a pretty long journey, we meet lots of different kinds of people. Some become acquaintances, some become friends, some become really good friend and well some, we don’t tend to be very fond of. But forming a relationship with someone that develops into something as strong as the flame of a candle in the dark, well that’s rare. And finding someone who accepts your madness thoroughly and who is willing to be your punching bag as well as your heating pad is one of the best feelings in life.
Yes, I’m talking about my best friend.
I still remember when we met during a math class in high school. Then we started hanging out for lunch together and boom, all of a sudden one day we became really good friends and I mean, really good. Our friendship turned out to be one of those friendships where we don’t really remember how we became friends but now if anybody outside sees us together when we’re hanging out, they’ll probably think we’re some sort of crazy girls who really need some help from the world. But that is just who we are.
But honestly, I am so glad to have a best friend like who I have right now. She is my strength and my emotional pillar and now even though we both live across different oceans and time zones are a big problem and making spontaneous plans and going out together in the evening is not something that we can do, we still cherish what we have and I couldn’t have asked for any other person to be my best friend. So here is to all the good times which are still yet to come.
I realized how much I love taking photos after I lost all the photos that I had taken on my vacation and all the memories that I had captured in the past two years when I was in high school. I turned on my computer and opened my ‘Pictures’ folder and I was shocked when I saw that the folder was completely empty. I felt like I had lost some of the most important memories in my life. But I’m so thankful for the existence of technology and human relationships that some of my photos are still stored in my camera and the others are still with my friends.
I am not that great of a photographer, but I really love taking photos. It most definitely is a hobby, but it’s just more than that at times. To me, it is freezing a certain moment in time so that even if you cannot relive it, you can still look back at it and feel some nostalgia. And what is better than nostalgia? It is a sort of a reminder of how amazing life can actually be and that more good times are still to come and more memories are still to be made.
There are so many things and feelings that a single photo can bring back. It is incredibly fascinating. I could be crying right now, but maybe after seeing a particular photo, my smile would probably be bigger than this entire world. That is how powerful a photo can be to me.
Photos are a perfect example of a trip down the memory lane. It is the perfect example of how stupid and crazy we can get with our friends. It is a perfect example of how much we actually care about our family or nature or anything for that matter. It is a perfectly captured moment of good times. It can make you emotional, sentimental, happy, excited, embarrassed, curious and so much more. Sometimes, there are certain things which we are not able to feel again, but now by taking photos and capturing the minute has helped me feel back those good times and nostalgia again. And I absolutely love it.
Photography to my eyes and soul is what music is to my ears and soul.