Getting Back Into Photography | By Harrison

This shot above is probably one of my favourite pictures I’ve ever taken. 

For those of you who don’t know, I studied Media & Photography. Alongside Media, we got to take up an extra course, so originally I was going to do English but they pulled that from the campus I was on. Leaving me with two choices, Photography or Film Studies I opted for the former, thus my love of Photography began. Truly, If it wasn’t for me studying photography, I never would’ve started my blog.

I started my blog to showcase my photography. For me to have somewhere I could share my pictures other than a file on my computer. Soon, my love of blogging grew stronger, I ventured out of just sharing my pictures and a few years later… we have byharrison.com.

It’s funny, as a blogger I don’t feel I do much photography. Sounds backwards I know, but hear me out. For me, there is such a difference in taking pictures for a blog post vs taking the time and enjoying the art of photography. It’s been years since I’ve gone out to shoot pictures that aren’t solely for a blog post… until recently.

In the past couple of weeks I’ve been into getting my camera out a lot more and playing around with my skills. Using the camera to it’s full capacity and enjoying the whole process of taking pictures. One evening last week I took a drive out to the forest at Golden Hour where I captured quite possibly the best picture I’ve ever taken… The deer.

This was such a moment of joy. I was driving through the forest when a load of deer ran across the road. I stopped in my tracks and watched them for a while. As I set up my camera, this little deer stopped in the foliage and watched me. He stood there for a good 10 minutes without moving, just staring. It was as if he was posing for the camera. As he got bored and ran off into the thick of the forest, I had a moment. A moment of pure elation and a realisation of why I love photography so much. Capturing moments like this is what it’s all about.

Obviously not all of the pictures in todays post are from that particular outing. This one above was taken in South Africa. This was taken at about 5:30am at the Kariaga Game Reserve. We had been on a game drive when we stopped at the lake for a morning coffee and a bite to eat. Shortly after the hippos made their appearance, I started capturing the trees. This shot of the palm trees hanging over the water is definitely one of my favourites from the entire trip.

Whether it be football, knitting or baking. Whatever your hobby is, make sure you do more of it. I’ve realised after taking my camera out for a spin that I truly love photography & must make more of an effort when it comes to my imagery. As I’m about to head off to New Zealand, I want to really up my skills so I can capture the trip as beautifully as possible.

Do more of your hobby people… trust me, It’ll make you a lot happier! I hope you’ve enjoyed this little random post today. Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Wednesday.

| Harrison |

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