It makes no difference if you’re a professional photographer, enthusiast or beginner, the camera in hand is always better than the one you left behind. Growing up in days before having a camera in your pocket, I still have to remind myself that my iPhone camera is there, literally in my pocket…that there are moments to be captured. Regardless of gear, I come back to that my camera, or your camera in this instance, is just medium of conveyance. The real camera is your eye. Your vision.
We all have an eye for photography. We all see life a little differently. I was walking on 6th Ave the other day and a woman crouched down to street level with her iPhone to capture a hanging petunia juxtaposed with huge building in the background. In studio portrait mode on my end, I would have never seen that moment,
but she did.
I just wish I had grabbed a photo of her taking that photo. There was for joy for me in that moment as I walked towards my office. Joy in the exploration and discovery.
In spite of everything, if you’ve been taking photos 20 years or 20 days, there’s always something to be explored and discovered regardless of the camera in hand. This week take a moment and explore with intention, with your eye and you’ll be surprised at what you discover.