Occasionally, the outdoor light is just too pretty to not take my camera out. It really doesn’t matter what exactly is going on, it could simply be a walk down the sidewalk. Just something about that moment beckons me to capture it forever.
Sometimes, I have that deep down filling that says I need to grab my camera. I don’t mean one of those times where what we’re doing seems fun, but when I simply have that overwhelming feeling that I need to be photographing something. There’s a deep ache within me whenever I see something happen that I would love to photograph, but have left my camera at home. Of course, I don’t take my camera everywhere I go, but when I’m at home in the light is shining beautifully through the trees, or a see something that looks interesting, I feel the need to photograph it. Many times I don’t like the fact that my photography feels like and need. I wanted to stay something that I enjoy doing, not something I feel I must do.
But, as I sit here and look through the hundreds of photos I have recently printed for my albums, that feeling a need rises to the surface in me. I know the feeling won’t last, but until I take my camera out and start shooting, it tends to linger about.
It’s just that my little girl keeps growing so fast and she looks so cute when the light is beautiful. It can be very hard to step away from my photography hobby since I am motivated to capture life, and life keeps happening right in front of my eyes. I’ve tried doing the project 365 challenge in the past, where you take a photo each day. That was fun for a while, but at this point I’m trying to figure out how to take less photos. I’m having a hard time training my brain to understand that I don’t need to take so many photos. Hey, the struggle is real.