Well, we have reached the end of this little series; the final of 7 lessons learned from travel and photography. I’ve given you tips to help you improve your photography. I’ve recommended rewarding ways to explore the world while taking photos, and I’ve shared stories that help you appreciate the art and skill of photography, and the places you are visiting. I have one more, possibly the most important, lesson for you.
Lesson 7: Appreciation
I’ve given you a lot of information over the last few weeks, so we’ll make this one really simple.
A. Appreciate your own backyard. Explore your home, your town, your local region. I know how it is. New people come to your town and ask you about the awesome cool things nearby. Your response is something like ‘oh yeah, I think I’ve heard of that. Never been though.” It’s hard to be a tourist in your town sometimes.
Instead of letting everything become invisible, because you’ve seen it every day for the last 20 years, look closer and see your home in a new way. If you find this one difficult, go back to the first lesson, or this post of photography tips, and use those ideas to help you view your ‘backyard’.
B. Appreciate how good you have it. Things might be rough. You might be having a good day. You also have a camera. Go explore. You can do that too. While you’re exploring, See A. above. You’ll be amazing at how that can make your bad day awesome.
C. Appreciate that you are here at all. So many people never got the chance.
7 Lessons Learned from Travel and Photography
Check back each week to find out what else travelling has taught me!
- Break the Rules and Expectations
- Photography Can Change Lives
- History is Important
- Photos Aren’t Everything
- They Will Make You Think
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