Finding beauty in mundane

February 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

The average, the routine, the everyday, the known, the predictable…

… are considered to be the most boring situations. But they really aren’t boring. Its just you (I mean, the believer). They seem boring only because we have gotten used to those circumstances, those locations, those people. Our brain already knows whats coming and it fails to pump up the excitement in us. It puts a ‘meh’ tag in everything. And at some point, it not just numbs the feeling but be a champ by making it even worse. Giving the ‘my life sucks’ feeling.

As an amateur photographer… wait let me rephrase that. Photography being my hobby, I learned, I’m learning to see the ‘un’ in the usual. Photography to me is a great way, an easy way to find the joys and difference in the routine. But before that there are few things  to be practiced.

  1. Do not listen to your mind: Sometimes the mind stops us from being ourselves.
  2. Approach people with a smile: Be frank, be intimate when you want to take a portrait of somebody. They will only be happy to smile and pose.
  3. Do not be shy: A desired shot is almost always not in the easiest spot. So, if you have to stick your ass out, well, then you have to stick your ass out. And with that said…
  4. Do not give a fuck about what others might think: Give a fuck about the picture you are going to click.

There are of course million other things that one can do, should do  or shouldn’t do. These are just the few things I think are basic. But when you really start going through the whole process, its fun. The mundane is suddenly exciting.

And I do have one last thing to add.

The best place to take beautiful pictures, is for you to take a walk down the street.


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