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:
1. 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 people; 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 I encourage everyone to get themselves into some kind of art or photography because some of your favorite hobbies can turn into passion and there are lot of things which you will learn in the process of practicing that particular art that you will normally not learn from anyone else.
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