I’ve always enjoyed to take photos. Is it weird that I wanna be in the pictures as much as I want to take pictures? Taking pictures can improve your life in so many ways that you can’t even think about. Remembering moments, being creative, challenging yourself while editing and so on!
Here are 5 ways on how it changed my life:
— Revealed myself
Click by click, picture by picture I kept revealing myself. I could make other people be what I am not…guilt free. Everytime I would take a picture I could find out a lot of stuff about myself judging by how I ask people to sit in pictures or what I focus the camera on when taking landscapes.
— Appreciating the little things
You don’t need to pay a fortune to go to Everest for a good picture. By taking pictures I learned to appreciate the little things I have in my life by relating it to photography. As a photographer you know that everything around can be valuable enough for an artistic photo… just like in your life. If there is no way to take a picture of a mountain just with a bin in the frame the only thing left doing is focusing the camera on the mountain self. Same goes with your life. Focus on the good things even if bad ones are in the frame.
— Expressing myself
By taking photos I learned a new way to express how I feel and with it the ability to get over bad things much faster. Taking photos makes me feel good because I can translate my emotions through photography thus creating meaningful and story telling pictures you can connect with.
I always wanted to get something different in each picture which meant that I had to explore my city or other countries I traveled in. It gave me motivation to look for something new.
— Making myself and others feel good
Have you noticed that whenever you point the camera to somebody they try to be the best version of themselves? I always tell people that they don’t need to fake a facial express or position to show their beauty. I had a couple of friends I used as “cobaye” for my pictures and I always told them to relax and sit in their natural position which if you ask me it always looked better than what they tried before.
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