Today I did something different…….I took pictures just for fun. I have been having this long-running discussion with a fellow photography beginner (find him here) and with his help it has become abundantly clear that I had managed to skew my original intent for purchasing this camera into something wretched and horrible. Well no longer my friends and readers.
Today I just played. I had no intent other than to enjoy myself. I found items around the house, placed them upon a small table in the living room, where there was good natural light, and pushed the shutter release button to my hearts content. It was fun. It was creative. It was the first time since I brought home the camera on 20 December 2007 that I actually enjoyed myself. I had been making the picture taking process entirely too cumbersome. My pictures had to be this and that and perfection (as defined by photographic standards) was paramount.
Well it’s absurd to think I’m going to be taking perfect pictures when I’m just an amateur. I shouldn’t be worrying about such things. I should be taking pictures so that I can become comfortable with the camera and so that I can familiarize myself with the various settings of the type I might use on a very regular basis. And ultimately I must remember to have fun with whatever I’m doing. Otherwise it’s no longer a hobby, but an albatross around my neck. And I don’t need another one of those.