My Passion - Photography

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

Aaron Siskind

I fell in love with photography a long time ago. I was 13 when I first started taking photos. I captured everything. In the beginning I have to admit that my shots were not that great but as I grew older and read more about it. That was when I started to apply all the tips, I learn in every picture I took. During my teenage years my camera adventures were mostly focused on taking photos of family members and adventures with friends but now that I am older the focus has shifted. Although I love documenting my family pics my favorite is travel photography.

From experience I can say that when you start taking photography seriously you will never see things the same again. From the minute that your goal becomes to take great shots, you can count on changing your lifestyle. You start waking up early or driving long distances to find the best lightning and a picturesque setting. I think photography is one of the most expensive hobbies, especially when you start buying the latest cameras and its lenses and flashes.

But one might ask why photography is so special? I have a very long list of why I think photography is important, but I narrowed it down for your sake.

  • With a photo you can capture a moment that will last forever.
  • You can notice several details that you don’t see in real life.
  • Appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
  • Share things that you are passionate about with those around you.
  • Helps you forget your worries and everything that stresses you.
  • It is a very nice way of being creative.
  • Photography is an awesome story telling method.
  • It is the best souvenir from your travels.
  • Gets you closer to what you love.
  • Takes you somewhere you have never been and on a journey of emotions.
  • Taking a shot is more about capturing an emotion rather than an appearance.
  • Helps you overcome language and cultural barriers.

For those who are interested and would love to start taking better shots I have some very helpful tips:

  • Look for bold colours, shapes and lines
  • Play with lights from unusual places
  • Shoot from different angles
  • White space and contrasts give a very nice effect
  • Always look for layers
  • Get physically close to your subjects
  • Aim for quality rather than quantity
  • Keep an eye out for moments

Even the people who don’t like pictures taken of themselves have things that they like taking pictures of. I have never met anyone who hates all kind of photographs and I don’t think I ever will.

We all have different perspectives. When someone takes a photo, they are sharing their perspective, and I think that is pretty cool.