Sunday, 2 September 2018

What Photography Means To Me

In my opinion, every single person on this planet has some sort of hobby or passion. A lot of them will be artistic of some description, because through that type of form, you can express your emotions and create something extraordinary at the same time, but of course, there's plenty of other types out there too.

For me, my passion has always been writing, but in recent years, photography has become one too.
I can't quite remember how I got into it as such, but what does spring to mind is the fact that I suddenly became obsessed with sunsets when I was in my earlier teenage years. I didn't want to forget how pretty they were and I didn't want myself or anyone else to miss out on being able to reflect on them whenever.

If you're a long-time reader, you might also be aware that at the end of every month throughout 2016, I'd share my monthly memories, which essentially was a photo diary post of all the events that I wanted to keep hold of and capture during that time. I've always wanted to go through a year, attempting to take a photo each day, but some days I don't leave the house, so it wouldn't be all that memorable.

Photography can mean a lot to anybody that has even a slight interest in it. For me, it's a personal thing, as well as something that I do for the pleasure. I've never had any lessons in it or even any help from anyone. Starting a blog back in 2015, it was inevitable that some photos would have to accompany the posts that I was writing, but I wasn't all that interested back then. They were of a shocking quality and they didn't look visually appealing or professional in the slightest! How times have (hopefully) changed.

As time went on, I became more inspired by the people I was following on social media and things like nature, holiday adventures, and my Uncle's love for always snapping away. It's just gradually developed over the years. So much so to the point where I've got a portfolio on my blog (which you can take a peek at here) and I'm still toying with the idea of one day starting up my own photography print business!

To me, it's important that I take photos of the people that I love and care about, because why would I not want to be able to look back on them in months or even years to come? I keep photos of people that are no longer in my life, because I still want to remember how happy I was during that moment. I keep photos from my childhood, because I want to see how much I have changed and I want to be able to show my children when I'm older. If I were to ever lose my memories or the people that were around during those times, at least I will still have the photos.

Photography is therapeutic and individualistic. Each person has their own style and their own way of perceiving their pictures. However, we can all admire everyone else's creations. That's the beauty of it!

You can remember people, events, pretty, magical moments and anything else that you want.

Writing and photography goes hand in hand - and that's why I love them both so dearly.

How do you channel your creativity? Are you into writing, photography, both or neither?

Lots of love always,

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