Life and Photography
It suddenly hit me that this visual story is much like how life is.
Life presents to us things— big and small— for us to attend to. Sometimes we try to process all of the things that are happening around us all at the same time that we tend to forget the significant things that we should be focusing on. It is as if our thoughts are multi-tasking and we’re trying to be as receptive as we can in accommodating all the ideas we have at state. Yet at times we get so fixated about the petty things in life that we fail to see the bigger picture of it. Some unnecessary conditions seem to be highlighted without carefully looking how things must be understood, must be taken.
A friend of mine once said that in order for me to fully understand what’s happening around me or appreciate the present, I need to literally get out of the picture and look at things on a far different dimension, a view which can help me balance the bigger scheme of things.
Just like in photography, for you to establish a good picture, you have to achieve balance between focusing on what really matters (i.e. your subject), and at the same time, determine when to step back (or zoom out for that matter) to see how each minute detail of your photograph fits into the whole picture.
My next adventure
I’ll be venturing out a new and promising chapter of my life – a life away from my loved-ones.
Zooming in/zooming out and focusing are two of the most significant techniques I have learned in photography where it taught me how to fully arrange life’s unfolding composition. These self-embraced techniques in photography will help me appreciate more on how to focus on things that matter, things that help me, and things that stay with me.
In my new adventure, and I am sharing these with you, I will do the following:
- Zoom in and identify the details of what is beneficial as you embrace your core values;
- Zoom out and understand things on a wider and mature perspective;
- Center Focus on things which are necessary and healthy and let that outstanding subject overpower all that has to be kept on draft.