…DO IT! It seriously changed my life and opened my eyes to an entirely new world I never noticed before.
And it’s easier to get into now with smartphones and photo sharing sites like Instagram. You don’t have to use a fancy DSLR camera with zillion-dollar lenses (although some dedicated lenses are cool, like wide angle lenses, telephoto zooms and macro lenses for super closeups). You know what they say — I’m actually not sure who said this, but I think it was a famous photographer — “My best camera is whichever one I have with me.”
Now I see pictures everywhere! — and it’s fun to try to catch them, like when the morning light filters through the blinds onto the wall in my hallway.
Before I started thinking of myself as a hobbyist photographer, I never would have noticed something like that…
I took these pics with my iPhone right after rolling out of bed (still had dry drool on my chin… I’m so not kidding.). It was just too beautiful to pass up.
My favorite pics are usually of pretty mundane, everyday things, but from weird angles, like way up high above them or looking up at them from below or the side. There’s beauty pretty much everywhere all around us if we just look a little closer.