Why I Practice Photography Every Day
Photography is wonderful. It's creative, it's unique, and it's fun. I may be a bit biased, but still. I can't tell you enough how beneficial photography is to fulfill your creativity vibes, improve your aesthetic, and it will even look good on your resume!
Taking photos can enhance your creativity.
No joke. Photography is a great way to tune into your creative outlet. Your perspective will change, and you'll notice all the little things going on around you. Colors, shapes, objects, clothes, accessories, lighting - anything and everything will be more noticeable to you. Through a photographer's eye, you will see everything in your world differently. And that's a good thing!
Attention to detail is important.
You'll always need to develop and hone your skills. I think that practicing photography is a great way to pay attention to detail. When I first started, there were so many times I didn't notice the little things that were out of place in my photographs. The photos either had to be scrapped, or I had to spend time trying to remove the unwanted distraction using Photoshop. I recommend purchasing some equipment to make your photoshoots more fun - trust me, it's affordable! I bought a tripod for my smartphone which has made Instagram photos that much simpler to create!
It can be very difficult to not take the same types of photographs again and again. I know that I struggle with this a lot. Many of my photos tend to be selfies and landscapes rolled into one. However, this isn't a bad thing! No two pictures are a like. Set up a monthly challenge for yourself. Go to the park and take some photos of nature. Have a photoshoot with your best friend, or even your dog! Snap some photos of tiled floors or painted murals, and play with filter settings.
Practice makes perfect.
The more time you spend with your camera or smartphone snapping photos, the better they will become. Once you notice some of the mistakes that you're making, you are less likely to repeat them. When you figure out what you can and can't fix on your computer, you will begin to understand which photos need to redone and which ones can be fixed later on. Before you know it, you might have dozens of photos to inspire you, share in your portfolio, use on your blog, and share with your family and friends.
How will you work on your photography skills today?