and what my photographs don’t show. I love photography…the story of the miracles and beauty that is their lives.
I’ve been lucky that my progression with vision loss has been pretty slow. However, I have noticed some changes in my remaining eyesight the last few times I have gone out to shoot with my camera. Such irony. Photography is helping me judge these changes in my vision. Are changes really there? Or is it purely my mind playing tricks on me? I wonder…
I love photography and would hate to give it up. Yet, when I got into the hobby to document tidbits of my life, I knew that the day would eventually come when my vision and memory loss would make photography really difficult. I have no regrets for having spent a considerable amount of money on my DSR, lenses, and other accessories. I would not give up the joy that the hobby has brought me. My photography has allowed me to experience a lot of beauty around me that I would normally miss with my own eyes. What can I say? The camera has a far better range of vision than my own eyes.
I also saw photography as a challenge. I have always enjoyed the expression on people’s faces whenever I see them. When I step up to a spot and take a photo, I know the look.
I see the world in ways that are unique, interesting, and different, at least to me. I want to share this world view through my photography. But, the one of many frustrations a novice photographer’s encounter–in me–is when I get back to my computer and pull images off the camera, the results are nothing like the grand vision I experienced while shooting. Has this ever happened to you?
Another challenge of mine: It’s becoming more and more amazingly difficult to photograph anything, to my heart’s desire, when I am on a road trip. Hubby and my children won’t stop when–without notice–we are presented with such memorable image right in front of our very eyes. So, I have to settle with poor quality of these photographs taken inside a moving vehicle, with dirty glass.
Life…with children and a husband who don’t share this part of my passion. What am I to do to keep my sacred place?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)