Again, just like yesterday’s advice, pretty straight forward and to the point. Hopefully you see a trend forming. Simple, easy items to inject a little bit of creativity and a little bit of something new into your mind that show you how to get the most out of life.
You don’t need to quit your job, sell everything you own and travel the world, living out of a backpack. If you want to, great, I support you 100%, but not all of us are in the position to live to that extreme. Some of us need something little, like a reminder to take a break every now and then and clear your head. Or in today’s example, go take a photo.
It doesn’t matter if you have an expensive Digital SLR setup or just your 5 year old camera phone, or heck, even an old instant film camera. Go take a photo of something in a way that you would have never looked at it before. Get close up, frame the photo a different way, take it in black and white. The goal here is to find beauty and find something new and beautiful in the things that surround you.
Here is an example of me putting this into practice:
In reality, the photo is of a cup of water, the regular, run of the mill kind of water that is served in restaurants around the country, maybe even the world? But taken at an angle, with a close up focus on the lemon wedge and where it is hanging onto the cup, gives this photo some drama. It gives it an artistic way to look at something as mundane as a cup of water.
Do you strive to see life in a different way?
Is everyone artistically inclined? No, and I understand that, but almost everyone has a camera and a Facebook page. Or email. Or a friend. Share that photo with your friends, family and acquaintances. Share your view on the world. Share your story of the photograph. Share yourself with someone else. By sharing yourself, you allow yourself the opportunity to positively impact someone else’s life, but you also allow yourself the opportunity to have your life impacted by others.
Day 2. Way 2. Take a photo. Share it with the world. Share yourself with someone else. Make it beautiful.
Are you an outgoing or a shy person?
Are you one to share yourself with others, or are you introverted?
I would love to see your photos, so please share them here if you feel so inclined!