Today someone asked me where this sudden interest in photography I have lately is coming from.
Good question. I think it is something that did grow over the last 3 years. When a bit more then 3 years ago my ex and I did split up, I lost a lot photo’s and with that many direct links to memories I had.
One of the first things I bought when I was on my own again was a digital camera. A rather simple one, a compact Canon Powershot A85. But with this camera I could make already very nice pictures. This way I was able to “capture” those moments I wanted to remember again. No matter if it was a funny moment, a beautiful view or whatever.
Later on, I started a weblog/blog. It is a nice thing to add your own made pictures. From that moment I started to care more about the quality of the pictures. But it was clear I did not know a lot about photography at all. So I wandered a road of trying, trying again and trying even more. And every now and then I was able to make a nice picture. There was a certain person that really encouraged me to continue making pictures. Thank you for that!
Slowly, but surely I started to find my way around. Now, don’t misunderstand me… I am far from an experienced photographer. I am merely a beginner who seeks his way around.
With the SLR I recently got, it all took another step forward. Surely, my SLR is not a real professional SLR, but for making the first steps in this area it is a good one. And believe me there is so much more possible, so much more options… and yes, so much more questions.
There the reason I will follow a course SLR photography next month.
At this moment, photography is for me about to capture that one moment, that one view or that one event, freeze it, save it and have it there any time I want to view it. Isn’t that not a very powerfull thought? Capture that what the eye saw? Or even more, that what the eye didn’t see!
What is more, I can even share it with others… worldwide if wanted. The Flickr-community is a wonderful example of this.
It took a long time, but now I think I can say photography turned into a new hobby and passion of mine. And that is very nice