Pictures – they show you a glimpse of what happened at a particular point in time. They enable you to reflect on what took place, and to cherish a memory that is most probably not going to ever repeat itself. Photography can easily become a passion or a way of life because there is so much to it. It helps one express oneself, as well as communicate personal thoughts, feelings and emotions to whoever sees the photos.
I have started to love pictures ever since I was a kid. I remember participating in photojournalism contest from grade school to highschool. When I was growing up, I would spend hours organizing over old family photo albums, learning angles and memorizing all those framed photographs around the house, and eventually taking my own pictures. I can clearly remember the wonderful moment when my parents gave me an obsolete camera after high school graduation. Since then I started snapping pictures of any and every destinations that interested me.
I remember promising myself to buy my very own digital camera after landing a job in a banking industry, and eventually receiving my prized possession. I finally had my very own heavy, bulky and outdated digital camera that was eventually replaced by another slightly less old-fashioned digital camera a year after. My compact cameras worked great for a moment, but eventually upgraded to a Nikon DSLR camera.
Nowadays it has become so much easier to snap a photo. Thanks to smartphones and tablets that in general have very high quality cameras, you can basically capture that particular moment anytime, anywhere, without necessarily having a camera with you.
Snapping a quick photo with your smartphone and uploading it in a post on your favorite social media platform has become quite common practice nowadays. People get to share their experiences not only with those they meet personally, but also with others that they connect with online. Thus photography has literally become more widespread and even easier than ever before.
Apart from this, photography can help you learn a great deal, as well as acquire a whole new perspective to life in various regards. Photography can help you to look around you and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings – Sometimes we tend to forget the beauty that lies in little things around us.
It could be a sunset or a sunrise, an old tree and a nest of birds in it, a garden, or just a stray dog.
If you love shooting photos you will develop a tendency of actively looking around you, and you will learn to appreciate the mystery that lies in simple, everyday things.
In photography, you will see the details – with the hectic routine we tend to leave certain things pass unnoticed – which is a pity.
Intricate details that you can capture on camera are generally fascinating and worth checking out. Ordinary things can be truly extraordinary when viewed through your camera’s lens.
Different perspectives and angles – when you capture photos you learn to view the same thing from different angles, and sometimes a fresh perspective can give it a whole new look. The same applies to dealing with our responsibilities, tasks and difficulties in your everyday life.
Making sure that it is in focus – you see your picture best when the camera is in focus, and this also applies to life in general. Try to focus and you may be able to see much more clearly, including any decisions and choices you need to make.
It is all about the moment – when shooting a photo you need to be alert. Every second matters as something beautiful could be missed if you do not snap the picture in time. Mastering this skill is really important, not only in photography but also in everyday life.
Photography is all about learning – no matter how many photos you shoot, you are going to have others to see to and your camera most likely has various features that you need to get used to. Being aware of this is important, even in your life in general. Lifelong learning applies here too especially with so many new photographic devices and advanced technologies available on the market.
So photography can really be a way of improving your happiness because as explained above there is so much more you can learn from it!
Today you can snap photos with your mobile phone and as these are getting better every day. Smartphones like the new Huawei P9 has become increasingly easier to get some great quality shots. Moreover, you do not have to carry a bulky camera with you, as mobile phones are so much lighter and smaller, thus making the shooting experience relatively better. Huawei P9’s camera is co-engineered with Leica. It has dual lenses that produces high quality photos and allow users to take astonishing monochrome, slo-mo, colored, light painting images so you can have some great pictures every day!
Ever have the blues? Enjoying life can be the best therapy believe me. Bring the enthusiasm today and don’t forget to flash that million dollar smile. Life is so beautiful!