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"Photography needs to become a practice and to do that, we have to remove the inhibitions of carrying a camera everywhere and documenting things that catch our attention." This concept resonated with me! As with every art, practice is how we develop our own style. Thank you for sharing!
Great article man and something I need to practice more! Sometimes people are even like "Can't you just use your phone" but this helps me realize the importance of having an actual camera with me so you get used to a variety of different situations and lighting scenarios.
This article is great and so true for someone starting in photography like me. So many times I wished I’d have had my camera with me to capture images of something that caught my eye on my drive home or while taking a walk, it also make think of how far along my photography skills will be if I shoot more everyday. Practice, practice is the only way to get better at something and train the eye.
Good stuff. I truly believe to shoot everything when you’re learning about photography. As you’re shooting, you’re continuing to learn, especially about the beat you’re using. Always practice.
As always, incredible insights! Thank you for sharing Gajan!
I always find it fascinating to learn about the story behind your shots whether it’s simple or more detailed, it makes the experiencing of consuming someone’s work so much better!
I appreciated this one! As you said towards the end, it’s not an earth-shattering lesson. But it is a tangible step towards really seeing the world around you.
As someone who easily falls into the trap of ignoring my surroundings, I need to practice this🙂
I agree with your philosophy. In street photography what catches your eye is gone in a second. Grab the shot! Sometimes magic happens. That interesting character and moment that you saw combines with aesthetics and alchemy to give a layered photograph to treasure.
Really been loving your insights, experiences and posts from the time you first launched Church and Street. Thank you for sharing and looking forward to seeing Church and Street evolve even with the new logo and seeing the community grow.
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
“ Try to tune into that moment—where something catches your eye—and lift your camera to preserve it.”
I like this.
Thank you Gajan, I fully agree shoot everything that catches your eye, most importantly shoot for you and what you like. Looking forward to the new logo.
That's probably the key to this Fantastic pastime of ours...Always have that camera handy...