My Love For Taking Photos.
So these first posts on the blog are really a little intro to me, sorry to all my old readers you guys already know this stuff about me. On Thursday I told you a little bit about how I found the world of slow living and how it totally gripped me, today I want to share with you another interest I have had for such a long time, Photography. When I was a teenager I am pretty sure I had my parents heart broken by getting them to bring me all around Wicklow on a Sunday so I could take photos. I had a very basic film camera, had no idea about different film types or what they were needed for but none the less took the full 24 photos every Sunday. I then waited all week to get them developed to find some weeks nothing but blurred or just black photos but that didn't put me off. I stayed taking photos till I was about 17yrs old and then life got in the way, I started my family early and the camera was put away.
I still had a love of photography and as time allowed over the coming years I also started taking some art classes, I loved anything creative and found it was a great stress reliever. As the boys got older I found the time to start taking photos again but the camera I bought was so different to the old one I had that I was afraid to use it most of the time. I didn't have much if any confidence in what I could do and to be honest was a little afraid of the camera so it went back to the shelf again. Then in 2011 I found the world of blogging and Instagram these two started my whole creative and photography journey again but this time I took the lazy route and used my phone. At the time I didn't really put much thought into what photos I took or the light I took them in and didn't place the value I should have on them. As I followed more bloggers and talented people on Instagram my need to learn more about photography grew and the want to just be better. I also began to realize that I should be putting more effort in and try to be the best I can.
So over the last year or two I have been trying hard to eventually get to grips with the world of photography, I have taken some online courses and am at the moment doing a diploma in photography course. I have read loads of how to articles and watched hours of videos about camera settings, I have a Canon, I have pressed every button on it and tried my best to improve my photos. I treated myself in October to a new camera, an Olympus pen e-PL 8 which I love and also joined my local camera club.
It has only taken me close on 20yrs to get to where I am not with one of my interests, to actually start taking it seriously and over the coming months or years I will share it all with you guys. Being creative is good for your soul and its something that if you enjoy it doesn't really matter your level of talent because if it makes you happy and content well that's the most important.
What is your creative outlet ?
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