Through My Lens

When I’m looking through my lens things don’t exist like

Fear

Heights

Danger

There is only me, my lens, and the scene. And all that matters is capturing what I feel in that moment when I look at whatever it is I’m shooting. I want to be able to look at that image and remember that feeling. I want to feel exactly what I’m feeling in that moment again.

It’s like I become someone else. Someone who’s not afraid to take risks, to have fun. Anxious would certainly not be a word used to describe me. 

Fearless

Brave

Bold

Courageous

These are words that describe how I feel in those moments. I was interested in anything that provided great photo opportunities. Walk across a rickety bridge over dangerous water? Absolutely! Scale the inside of a glacier? Why not! Scuba dive? As long as I can take my waterproof camera!

Being behind my lens was like a rush. Daring to be courageous added a rush of adrenaline, making me feel alive. The more I enjoyed my photography, the more I wanted to photograph, and the more I wanted to photograph, the more I wanted to go do and see.

Why did I stop using my camera? Why am I so afraid to take my camera back out?

2 thoughts on “Through My Lens

  1. Wow that is a beautiful picture. I love it. Im just learning this about my camera I got it as gift. My next Carmera I want be a full frame. A friend let use his and the quality of the photo are awesome.

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