Let's talk about photography.
My photography journey has gone through several phases. There was a phase where I got really into it that I bought a beginner level DSLR, took a photography course, organised dressed up photoshoots with friends and stuff. I carried my DSLR around with me almost all the time.
But then slowly I got lazy to carry around such heavy bulky camera, and I moved my photography interest into lomography - little plastic film cameras that come in different funky colourful shapes. There were good photos and there were meh, there was a fail of a whole roll of film or two. There was excitement getting my films developed, not knowing what I would get. It was the real analogue Instagram filters effect on the photos that got me excited.
And then... smartphones came to my life. All the convenient and instant shoot and post within just a few taps. And I swapped all of my old cameras to one small compact camera that is just enough and does the job for now, I only used it mostly when I travel.
I do have to admit, when it comes to pursuing hobbies I am one that gets bored quite easily. For me personally though, regardless what cameras I used - that I seem to downgrade throughout the time, whether it was a DSLR, a lomo, a smartphone, a simple compact point and shoot - photography has always been around me all this time. I'm always a visual person and I love capturing moments and memories in this form. What about your stories? What photos are you taking? What cameras do you take photos with (if not your smartphone) and do you carry your camera with you all the time?
Let me close my rambling by sharing with you a personal favourite shot of all time as a part of #VantagePoint, a project by Light, which by the way a new light weight small camera of the size of a phone with new technology that would give you SLR quality shots. Sounds like a little gem that I need to keep an eye on when they release the product later this year.
Taken with: Sony DSC-RX100 ~ ISO: 125 ~ Apperture: 5.6 ~ Shutter speed: 1/400
Location: Yosemite National Park
I mean, this place is so beautiful that I think any photos taken here would just turn up great. But forget about techniques and all that because I would know nothing to talk about, this one in particular is my favourite because I love the composition and the colours. The river and the reflection give so much more depth and make everything more dramatic and give emphasise on the colour the sky, the rocks and the colour changing trees at the start of autumn. I found this image calming and soothing and it totally brings me back the memories of when I was travelling to Yosemite, quite and peaceful - it brings me that zen feeling when I look at it and when a picture gives you a certain feeling or triggers a memory, then I hope I did a good job. And I hope I did justice to the real landscape and breath taking view. I love this picture so much that it remains staying on my iPhone lock screen since 2 years ago when I took this photo.
For other amazing #VantagePoint shots, check out their Pinterest board.