Let’s say you have an “uninteresting” life. If so, is it still worth photographing? I say yes!
I don’t think it matters whether you have an interesting or boring life. I still think it’s worth photographing! Why? To photograph is to show your gratitude for being alive, and your gratitude to life itself!
It doesn’t matter what camera you shoot with. It can be your phone, a RICOH GR II, or anything that is simple and convenient for you. Far more important than what camera you shoot with is your power of observation and appreciation. To be a photographer means to notice, appreciate, and document!
To observe isn’t enough; as photographers, we must document and record. We must make the photo.
Also I believe we must share our photos. To me, art doesn’t exist if there isn’t a human being looking at it, and appreciating it! For myself, if you had the Mona Lisa painting sitting by itself in a forest with nobody to appreciate her, the Mona Lisa wouldn’t be art. From a philosophical perspective, I don’t believe photographs have merit without having real human beings to experience them!
It doesn’t matter how boring, ordinary, or common your life is. You can still find beauty in the mundane. And that’s the true skill of a photographer: your ability to see and appreciate the ordinary beauty all around you!
And the more you document your everyday life, the more joy and beauty you will find and discover. Keep it simple by just shooting with your phone or a point and shoot compact camera. Keep your photographic process super simple (KISS), and find more joy, felicity, and grace in your everyday life!
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