Note: The current article has been written more than 10 years ago!
Yesterday I’ve been to a trip to Bulgaria. I took a lot of photos, even made a short video. Yet, when I saw people with a video camera on, and filming pretty much everything, I felt disappointed.
I realized two things:
- If you want to document a typical thing on this Earth, someone else can do it and probably has already done it, at a better quality, with more data; I took 1,200 pictures yesterday; a lot, huh? Yet you can get a better glimpse on what something is like through a video; you can get some feelings from a photo, and a lot more data and feelings from a video; and I’m also sure that the Botanical Garden has thousands of photos with it; hardly can I bring into this world something better or something new;
- It’s really hard to produce quality photos; from all of the photos I made, I like this photo:
But I’ve made thousands of photos, for years; what’s the point?
- I can get better at it;
- For a stranger, it doesn’t matter if they see an album made by me or by another person; we’re both strangers; but to a lot of the people I know, it matters if they see an album made by me or made by another; some may like it more, some may not want to see it; but it matters who takes the photos;
- While I like only one photo, the one above, this doesn’t imply I can’t make a better one in the future; or maybe another one I like;
- Right now I don’t feel the need to buy any professional equipment; I can make decent photos with my point-and-shoot camera;
- Sometimes it’s fine not to take any photos, but just enjoy the scenery;
- Try to get better at making photos;
- In time, I can get myself a Bridge camera (with filming abilities and a decent storing space, 4 GB+.