Photography has given me many benefits. I now see the beauty and wonder of the world through my camera lens. This helps lift my spirits and has gotten me through some pretty tough times. But it has also helped in my personal growth.
Today between Physical therapy and two doctors appointments, I had some time to spend so I went to the local city park. I intended to just take photos of the grounds, which I did, but while I was there I happened to see these two young men out on the Skateboard Park.
When I first started taking photos, I took pictures around my house due to my shyness. I learned to overcome that shyness and started to take photos in the nieghborhood. I graduated from that to taking pictures from my car. Then on to taking photos in the city and in stangers yards. I started meeting and talking to total strangers and I found this delightful. However I had not introduced myself as a photographer until today.
Today when I saw these young men, I saw an oppurtunity to practice some action shots. So I introduced myself (something I had not done before) and asked if they minded if I practiced my Photography skills on them. They were delighted.
After I was finished I gave them one of my info cards and told them about my blog. They were excited about being included on my blog and having thier skateboarding on the web. I hope they do indeed check out my blog and maybe leave a comment.
Photography has changed my life: enriching it in so many ways. I have grown in many ways not just in skills, but on a very personal level. I am expanding my world and enjoying life on an entirely different level. And just like I have learned to see the beauty in the world I photograph, I now see myself in new ways .