WEEK FIFTY-ONE

Just Document

Bring your camera with you wherever you go (or as often as you can) and thoughtfully capture part of your day-to-day. You never know when an idea will strike!

 
 

When I first started photography, I was in the same boat as a lot of beginners. I picked up a camera so I could capture certain moments in time to document my life. Then I started to get really into it, but I got bogged down by my own thoughts (this never ends, by the way—you just learn to work past it).

“I don’t know what to shoot!” “None of these are even that great!”

With any craft you want to pursue, you’re gonna suck so much at the beginning. That’s just how it goes. That’s how you learn. Nothing will exactly match that vision you had in your head for a shot.

It takes time, but trust me, you’ll get there. Just please, bring your camera, or even your phone, with you wherever you go. The more you shoot, the faster your skills will catch pace with your always evolving taste. You’ll notice your surroundings more and grow a different appreciation for it. What you would previously consider boring, you’ll see creative potential.

It’ll come in due time, but you need to put in the work to get there.