Blogging 101 Challenge – Why Do I Admire Photography? 

  
Is this quote true or is entirely fanaticised by myth? Whilst I’ll leave you to judge your opinions, I’ll leave you, in this instalment of the Blogging 101 month challenge, why photography has become one of my great hobbies. I’ll explain how this passion of mine began, what I’ve learned over the past few years about photography and what it may lead to in the future. 

My History of Photography

Photography is a big deal, especially with my family. In the past and present, I have three amazing family members who are skilful photographers, but both of them haven’t had careers in this area. They are my maternal grandfather, my father and Ann (my cousin from the Waiting For A Rainbow series). 

When I was growing up, I remember my mother saying to me that my grandfather adored photography. But he had an obsession of photographing buildings. Although he liked it, my mother, uncle and auntie didn’t. I never knew my grandfather or seen his pictures of the buildings he took; after his death, my mother, uncle and auntie dealt with them and they maybe lost forever. However, that didn’t me seeing the two other people in my life flashing away picture after picture in my lifetime.

My father, especially in my teen years, was always taking pictures of family gatherings, animals and recording footage of special moments. It’s like we had our own, modern photographer. While I was growing up, digital cameras and mobile phones were becoming fashionable. And watching him, switching from a large cannon to a handy lens on his Apple iPhone 4; it was like fashion models being transformed from old, ragged clothes in a charity shop to shining stars in the night sky. When I was older, my father gave me a chance to learn to photograph. Since then, I’ve been taking pictures, non-stop. I even to a photography class with him last summer at Paradise Wildlife Park, near North London where we learned how to take pictures of the animals. 

As for Ann, we are picture pals – every time we go out, the two of us wouldn’t stop taking pictures, especially selfies of each other. It’s wonderful to have a picture pal, not only because it’s fun, but you get to swap and keep each other’s photos. 

It’s exciting that photography can change for your lifestyle and it certainly did for me. 

What Have I Learned Over Photography In My Life So Far?

Since I was a child, I thought a camera was an unsual shape and pictures were magic, like the moving pictures in the Harry Potter film series. Growing up with photography has made me realise how much I wanted a turn to borrow one camera or get out my phone. Then, I would click and flash away. 

Photographic devices have changed over the last three decades. Camera lenses have become smaller, and cameras themselves have become smaller and smaller. The world is changing with more options and varieties of photographic art; this is certainly the case for me. I love the arts and participating in them; photography was one of them. In real life and classes like the zoological photograph day, I’ve learned that taking pictures isn’t for a career nor just for a hobby. It’s for a passion – a passion for sharing, like an author, finalising their novel. 

Life is beautiful and it only takes a second to capture Mother Nature and the wonders of her creations. 

  
                                                                                                                           Picasso by Cory Smith

What Will Photography Lead Into the Future?

Who knows? Maybe we’ll see new camera designs, new lens to capture further distances or have tiny devices with cameras that are the size of a finger nail. Only time will tell. For now, we can wait and enjoy what we’ve got. 
What do you think of photography? What’s your favourite picture you took? Or from someone else? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Love Yourself – Daily Inspiration Blog

Have you ever wondered about inspiration felt like or how its delivered to the world?

Well, the inspiration lies here – well, one of them.

This month, I’ve decided to do the Blogging 101 challenge. My challenge today was to read and leave a comment on a post I like and review it. Today, I choose to review a post, uploaded by , with his sharing of a famous quote by the great Dr Seuss:

A crow was envious of the swan, which had beautiful silky snow white feathers.The crow hated his coal black colour and secretly wished to have his feathers as white as those of the swan. The crow often thought about the reasons behind this difference. He closely observed the swans life style and his food habits.He saw the swan swimming all the time in the lake and observed him eating weeds and other water plants.The crow then foolishly thought that the swan was white because his feathers were being washed out all the time in the water and his food had

What do I like about this quote? Its a lovely, thoughtful poem that describes the sense of the swan, and the crow; the yin and yang of life and the advantages and disadvantages of life. It gives a good example of how life is and why difference is so important to point out in this quote.

What I dislike about it? I don’t – expect it could a little longer.

Not much more to say on this post, expect well done to Dr Seuss and thank you to for sharing this. 🙂

This post is boring, I know. But hopefully, I’ll do better next time. 😉

Link to the inspiration for this post: http://www.drseussquotes.net/2015/08/13/love-yourself-daily-inspiration-blog/#comment-9