August 5th 2016
Today I went on an evening photography mission. I don’t know how this is possible but I’ve been craving taking photos recently. I think it’s just the sound that the camera makes when it’s focusing, or the sensation of actually pressing the shutter button to take a photo.
I’m aware that that all sounds pretentious as fuck.
We walked around a park and Alice taught me a bit about lighting and framing. She literally had a degree in photography, but because she also does it for a living she’s kind of fallen out of love with the photo taking part. Which is a shame, because she’s really good. Instead she just imports her wisdom on to me.
My issue when I take a photo is that I never wait around long enough. I don’t stop, pause, and set up the shot, I just aim the camera as I’m moving and press the button. Thinking of it, that’s probably why all my photos are blurry.
Photography is one of the many things that I enjoy doing that I’m not actually good at. But I’d like to be good at it. It would add a new dimension to this life sharing/documentation thing I’m obsessed with.
I try to make the features images for these blogs photos that I’ve taken myself, but on a normal work day there isn’t often an opportunity to take a photo that sums up the theme of my day, and thus of my blog.
I made sure to take one today though.
Until tomorrow, that’s assuming there are any good ones.