Monday, 9 April 2012
Do it NOW!
This was the very first time I ever composed an image, and I remember being so pleased with it weeks later back in Australia when the film was finally developed. [Yikes I also remember how much the developing cost - thanks goodness for digital :)]
I didn't seriously get into photography for another couple of years. Music was my big passion back then, and photography was not even a consideration. Much easier to stay with something that I knew I was good at, than to try something new and intimidating that I was sure to fail.
Until the day that Martin encouraged me to try his new digital SLR, and patiently showed me the very basics. It didn't take long before I was totally addicted. Looking back at my very first portrait shoots back then I pretty much sucked, but for someone reason it didn't matter. I was doing the best that I could and having a ball.
It's really easy to forget how far we have come, be it in photography, music, life in general. So easy to look at people who seem to be further down the road, who seem to be living the life that we desperately want.
Grass is always greener and all that.
So consider this; if you're own patch is looking a little worn and uncared for, do something about it NOW. Don't wait until you have better gear/more time/the stars are aligned. There will always be a million excuse why you can't. Don't listen to any of them. Do it anyway.
I know I missed out on a lot of photos those couple of years between picking up a camera. I'm not going to miss any more. :)