Reasons

Just recently watched a video about landscape photography, but I took something more from it than the photography tricks and tips, something the photographer said really struck a chord with me. When people look at my photos they see an image, maybe get a feeling from them. But when I look at my photos I see a memory, for example, what lead me to that picture,? what was I doing that day, how I felt, at that moment, how I got there, what the weather was like, etc.

Some of those things you could get from the picture, but others are personal to me and only I know these things for every single one of my pictures. So it made me realise that taking a photo a day is likely visual diary/journal/mood book for me to look back on.

Also this week I learned the meaning and the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic. Doing something for the joy of doing it or for external factors. I think that’s something I’ll explore in another post at some point as it does feel like it has a heavy connection with our social media lives.

dog in deep in thought in the sunshine