Photography isn’t always about seeking the right opportunity to get the perfect picture, it’s about seeing the beauty within everything and managing to capture it. I get a lot of my inspiration from travelling to places, especially in my hometown, as I love to adventure and explore to places I may or may not have been to before. With this in mind, you don’t have to spend an awful lot of money (or time for that matter) trying to find or travel to the perfect landscape or field of flowers to photograph when simply stepping out of your front door may be all you need; you’ll find that the vast majority of your best photographs may be shots that you have taken without forethought!
The expenses of buying a camera and the equipment you require for it may seem daunting and costly but once you have the equipment you’ll find that it’s worth its weight in gold. If you are a smartphone owner, you’ll find that your phone’s camera is most likely to be of a very good quality; this will help you establish your most favoured things to photograph and whether or not you find enjoyment in taking photographs before you spend money on a camera. Besides, the quality of the photograph shouldn’t be the main focus, the subject itself and the passion you put into it will always shine through.
Personally, I began taking photographs to have a physical record of all the wonderful memories I have been making with my friends and family. I found that photography has brought endless smiles not only to my face but also to those I share my images with. Although it’s rather unoriginal, I hope to make a scrapbook overflowing with happy pictures, small items and pressed flowers that I’ve collected over the time that I’ll be able to keep forever.
I feel that photography, in a sense, allows me to have a better connection with nature as I’m constantly looking for something new and beautiful to photograph; I have found that I don’t look at the ground as I walk anymore and now instead I watch the wildlife float past and sometimes I catch myself running or taking an alternative route to find the perfect spot on the pavement to capture the sunset on time. Photography has helped me find something to appreciate in every single passing day, no matter whether I’m doing something exciting, like visiting a city, or something simple, like taking my dog for a walk in the woods.
“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an otherwise ordinary place; it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with how you see them”.
Happy snapping! Love Scape xxx