photography reflection

I started getting into photography when I was in high school, around the same time I started using social media. I was inspired a lot by famous people’s aesthetically pleasing Instagrams or their blog posts; I really wanted that for myself. I asked for a camera one Christmas and ended up getting the T5 Cannon Rebel, which I still use to this day. I decided not to bring it to school, just because I had fears about it get stolen or not having enough time to use it, but when I’m at home I usually use it to take photos, especially photos and videos of my family members for memories. I also recently just got my dad’s old film camera that I have yet to learn how to use, and a Polaroid camera that I love (the little pictures are just so fun and look great anywhere). Mostly I use my iPhone to take photos (because it’s always on me and convenient) and I think a lot of people underestimate iPhone photography. I usually try to take bright, vibrant photos and stray away from black and white or photos shot in the dark. I think I could learn to implement some different ways to take photos, and now I’m inspired to do more research about photography because I’m mainly self-taught. Being self-taught isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but also, I can’t just rely on myself to navigate this realm that has so much to it. Photography is awesome because it can be looked at in so many ways; the story or narrative I might see from one photo, may look in a completely different way to someone else. It can capture human emotion, art itself, nature, culture, really anything you can imagine! And all of these different aspects could be used on their own, or combined to tell a story. 

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