I love photography. Since I was small I was always attracted to photos and when I got older I was making photos often. And I still do. Photos mean a lot to me, as a photo is a capture of a moment. I am a person who collects moments and not things. As I have friends and family around the globe and many of my loved ones have already passed away, a photo of them keeps them close to me. That’s why photos are like treasures to me.
Photos are not only for happy moments, but for all periods in life. As the flow of life goes with ups and downs. Also the sad or difficult moments can be beautiful as well. They are all part of life. I know it can be painful to be confronted with difficult moments in life, but it is also good to be aware of those feelings and let them be.
We are used to taking photos when we travel or when we go out. But the daily things are also worth capturing. As almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays, it’s easy to take photos. If you have a camera or a smartphone with a camera, try to use it in another way. Try to be in the moment and capture those moments. Hereby some tips to help you:
- Try to be an outsider of your family. Let them do their own things and take photos when they are doing their normal daily activities. It’s nice to have photos of your loved ones where they are not posing. You can play with different perspectives and take a photo of parts of their body, like the hands, a photo from the back or a silhouette.
- Play a game and make a collage of some similar things in your own house or garden. Choose some themes, for example the color blue, textures or details.
- Try to capture as many flowers or plants as you can during a walk in the park or nature.
- Are you an animal lover? Make photos of your beloved cat, dogs on the street or the rabbit of your neighbor. You can make some detailed and funny photos, like from their nose or paws.
Just try it out and let me know how it went. Making photos in this way is about mindfulness. Be in the moment and enjoy the moment. Just play with the light and perspective. Everything you do is good enough. It’s more about the practice than about the result. Enjoy!