Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

The Joy Of Taking Photos

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Joy (28)      Happy (22)      Photos (9)      Observation (4)      Value (3)     


Happy, Joy, Observation, Photos, Value


For many years I have enjoyed taking photos. I don’t know if I would call what I do ‘photography’ because that term seems to imply a greater level of skill and perhaps following more rules than I apply to the photos I take. I have many albums of photos from years ago, including some black and white photos and a couple of shoe boxes of loose photos. I enjoy doing scrap booking from time to time.

It is wonderful to be in the age of digital photography. Before owning a digital camera I would take 4 or 5 shots of the same scene to ensure I got at least one good clear shot. When I went on holidays I would have to take several rolls of film and then there was the expense of getting them developed. It is easier to store hundreds of digital photos. When I want to take a suitable shot for an article I am writing I can do it straight away and use the photo immediately. I also like the ease of editing photos.



I decide what to photograph by following the suggestion made by David Allio, ‘Photograph what makes you happy. It may not have value to anyone else, but it will have value to you.’ I love to take photos of nature and of places I have visited. These places may not be far from home. When I look at the photos I get a great deal of pleasure. Looking at photos of natural environments helps me relax.



When people will let me I like to take happy snaps of family and friends. These photos are some of my most precious possessions. Looking at photos of family and friends brings back many memories.

Taking photos is a very personal thing and what appeals or is amusing to me may not be to someone else. Sometimes taking a close up photo of something can be similar to writing a short poem. I focus in on a detail with the camera just as I would use a few words to describe a particular detail as I write a poem. A photo can also inspire me to write a poem.

Taking a photo can be a bit like keeping a diary. For some purposes it records more than words. As the saying goes, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ It is fascinating to look back at photos of house renovations and see the before, ‘work in progress’ and after shots.

I like to take photos of the same place but at different times of the day, in different weather conditions, in different seasons and a few years apart. How different things can look but without the photographic record I wouldn’t remember. The brain is wired to update information so it is natural to forget much of the detail of how something looked in the past.

Murphy's Haystacks


When I go somewhere with my camera I find I take more notice of the world around me as I look, really look for things to photograph. I think the following quote is very true:

‘To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place.’ Elliot Erwitt



# Happy
# Joy
# Observation
# Photos
# Value
I like this Article - 4
More Articles by Marie Vonow
In Part 1 I wrote about the growing awareness that many people need to slow down if they are to ...
128 views
Sometimes I write by hand and other times I use the computer
144 views
You smile when you feel happy but sometimes you can feel happy when you make a conscious effort to...
184 views
The word frugal means 'spending very little money and only on things that are really necessary' ac...
102 views
The world of study has changed a great deal over the past few decades
112 views
A topic set for homework at the writers’ group I belong to was, ‘Would you like to be famous? Why ...
109 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
Have you ever been in contact with an ex and had him ask you, totally clueless, 'Why did we break ...
149 views
ID: 20255
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Are you missing something in your life and you don’t know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1881 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12485 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
2243 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6654 views
One day you are off to work in a busy office as you have been doing for the past five years or lon...
162 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1836 views
American author Mark Twain famously wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-...
218 views
Decluttering is generally considered a 'good' thing these days
432 views
I love a bargain
151 views
A topic set for homework at the writers’ group I belong to was, ‘Would you like to be famous? Why ...
109 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version