Sunday, March 16, 2014

For the Love of Photography.

I am not a photographer.  And I actually cringe when people imply that I am.  Would I secretly like to be one ? absolutely.  Do I have the confidence to be one? no way!

I constantly hear photographers talk about how they always knew that they wanted to get into photography.  That they fell in love with a camera in their childhood/teenage years.

I fell in love with photography later in life.

I wasn't one of these "I grew up with a camera in my hand" kind of a girl.   I grew up in a working class family, so a camera wasn't something we had lying around the house.  I remember buying my first camera when I was 17.  A cheap point and shoot film camera, which I barely used, as film and developing was so expensive.

Then, when Reasons #1 was born, we took the plunge and bought our first Digital Camera.  They were  very expensive and very low quality - but really a step up from the original we possessed.

I didn't really discover a love for photography until 5 years ago, when I purchased my first DSLR.  And it wasn't love at first sight.  It grew on me.

However the past 12 months, I felt like I lost it.  Lost the love.  Lost my confidence.  And also got addicted to my iPhone which was really putting a lot of strain on my relationship with my DSLR.

I have spent the week going through my photos.  Remembering the love I have for taking them.

And I really do love taking them.

Have you stopped yourself from reaching your full potential with something you love?


  1. I think have when it comes to writing and following that path. Sure I blog but do I write as often as I can? No, often I just throw up my hands and walk away or head back to facebook instead. Great post, a nice reminder.


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