I never had an interest in photography, not even when it became everyone’s favorite new (expensive) hobby. I am not even sure I’m into photography now, but I do have thousands of pictures on my phone. I do take the time to edit some of my pictures, and I have a pretty active Instagram account.
Some people have told me I take great pictures, and I have quite an eye; I don’t know if that’s true. All I know is that in the last 15 months of traveling, I’ve been exposed to so much beauty; I’ve grown a desire to capture it.
The desire to capture the beauty grew out of wanting to share it and memorialize it.
When I look through my pictures, I see the difference from the pictures taken during my first trips and my more recent pictures. Along the way, I grew more patient. I stopped rushing to click and move on. I began to take the time to really see and watch what I was blessed to experience and then click to take pictures. It’s actually a very interesting cause and effect.
Slowing down to better see what’s in front of me has resulted in better pictures. Creating better pictures has caused me to look at things in a new way.
Capturing beauty has motivated me to seek out more beauty to capture. Becoming more patient, has allowed me to notice a lot more.
I don’t own a fancy camera. I have my phone camera and recently, I purchased a GoPro (which I’m not familiar with at all, yet). I know the type of camera matters, and understand there are many tricks to taking better picture. Even though I don’t actually know any of the tricks and techniques that’s where not being a photographer comes in. I’m not interested right now in complicating the process I have.
While I want to capture the beauty of my travels, I don’t want the photography to overtake what my experiences are meant to be.
Which brings me to another point about captured beauty, it doesn’t matter how incredible the photographer is – seeing it for yourself is much better. Looking at some pictures might feel like being there, but trust me, it isn’t the same as being there.
I would hope the pictures I take, allow you to see the world (as I see it). More importantly, though, I hope these pictures encourage you to go see the world for yourself.
How About You?
What have you seen in pictures that you are planning on going to see? Leave a comment and tell me about it! You can also contact Ann’s Adventure Tour Writer and Blogger here.