Aaaand we’re back with another instalment of Playing Tourist. I didn’t intend for this to become a series but I have to confess that I really like walking around new places with my camera. Yesterday I met up with three of my best friends and did a bit of exploring around Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener.
There’s something about the knowledge that spring is coming that breathes life back into me. Although I love the cosiness of winter, the warmer months motivate me to bring out my camera and capture beauty. I have always enjoyed photography but I became obsessed with it two summers ago when I purchased a DSLR. I wanted to get a head start on learning manual photography before I started my graphic design program that fall. Since then I’ve (kind of) mastered manual mode, purchased a couple of affordable lenses, and spent plenty of time reading tutorials and completing photography assignments for school. During those two summers I discovered something even better than just being able to take “pretty” photos–the fact that I was capturing memories. So with that in mind, here are my top five reasons that photographing your life is important!
Practicing will make you a better photographer
There is something really gratifying about improving your photography skill so that the photos you share on Facebook come closer to matching your vision. If I see a beautiful landscape, I want to be able to show others just how incredible it actually was! I’ve captured a lot of shots that make my heart super happy simply because their colours or composition are pleasing.