Definitely, an ongoing exciting journey.
My interest in photography has developed over time. It took a while before my photo collections found their categorical place on my social media accounts.
I am an amateur photographer. I don’t use any sophisticated gadget but my mobile phone camera. Still, I take pride in what I was able to put together; my snapshots, my edits, my perspective.
Below is one of my photos on Instagram.
I recall a verbal English proficiency exam when I was randomly asked about photography. The question took me by surprise and I realised how little I knew about it. I answered with the basics: the use of a camera as the foremost tool for taking images embedded with memories for a lifetime. These images can be printed-off, like the hard copy of a document, and be filed in a photo album, for future reference.
Photography became a passion when I was able to travel more, even halfway around the globe. I could not simply ignore the scenic views and the magnificent panorama that I thought I would never have the chance to see with my own eyes! I needed to document the experience and my camera made that possible.
I was cynical when the DSLR cameras first came out as they were huge and heavy. It was kind of unsettling because, for someone like me who isn’t tech savvy, they looked complex to use. All I wanted was to take photos with less fuss and fiddle.
Change has definitely come when social media sharing became rampant. I, too, was caught in it. Who wasn’t?
The mobile phone companies smartly embraced this change and the smartphone invasion became unstoppable. Of course, I jumped into the bandwagon and thank heavens I did! I ditched my other camera(not totally, I still use it from time to time) for the more convenient, truly handy and user-friendly mobile phone.
The ease of taking photographs with my smartphone has immensely kindled the hobby more. Also, with the advent and continued availability of free, easy-to-apply photo editing applications, photography has never been more fun to explore. I, for one, can say that the innovation of the mobile phone camera has made the art of photography more accessible to a lot of enthusiasts like you and me. So, let’s keep it up and click away!
Here’s what inspires me:
Do visit my photos on Instagram
My photo collections on Google+
This journey continues: