The happy, active photographer as the most productive and inspired:
The rolling stone gathers no moss.Publilius Syrus
At this point, I’m not so worried about making “good” photos. I’m just concerned about making photos.
For myself, as long as I’m making new photos (everyday), I feel positive motivation, positive momentum, and positive hopes, dreams, and ambitions for the future! I’m always excited:
I wonder what today will hold in store for me?
Every photo you shoot, you’re in the active state of becoming. There are a trillion things to photograph all around you, and the molecules and atoms of all the people and substances are constantly changing and in a state of flux.
To me, this is an extremely optimistic thought. It means we will never run out of fun and interesting things to photograph!
Every photo you shoot is an impression
Every photo you shoot and create is an impression:
You saw something which interested or impressed you. Thus you shot it.
Furthermore, in the image editing (selecting) phase, you choose certain photos that impress you. Because obviously you’re not going to show 100% of the photos you shot in total; you’re only going to keep/share the photos that have an impression on you.
Impressions, moments, photos, and life are fleeting
Life is fleeting. To me, this is what makes life so enjoyable.
A life where you never died wouldn’t be a life worth living. Without hunger, there is no taste. Without thirst, there is no refreshment. Without death, there is no joy in living.
Let us never stop being grateful for being alive, and let us strive to shoot our own personal happiness, and share it with others.
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