I was deleting old pictures from my camera the other day, when I came across this picture that I'd taken a while ago. Even though I hadn't noticed it before, it stood out to me this time round. For the first time I noticed how - without meaning to - I'd managed to capture everything in the frame out of focus except the rear-view mirror.
As I was admiring my unintentional photography skills, I couldn't help but wonder why I had never noticed that about the picture when I looked at it before - or rather why I was only noticing it now. I suspected that it had something to do with something that had been recently weighing heavily on my mind...
Learning from my mistakes is nothing new to me.
In fact, the lessons I have learnt from my mistakes have been the most effective ones in terms of personal growth.
So when I decided to take a photography course in my first semester at Uni., it only made sense that the same theory would apply here. 📷 By the time I was choosing photography as one of my courses I knew that taking pictures was something I enjoyed doing, and that I wanted to become better at it; but I also knew that I had a lot to learn...
Before my first assignment, I expressed my lack of experience to my teacher. He was very supportive and was quick to encourage me to keep going; and because he knew that I needed extra help, he was also very quick to correct me when I was wrong all throughout the course - sometimes even in front of the whole class (which sucked) - but through all this I learnt so much!
Because of the approach I took to this class, I learnt a couple of things which I believe are worth sharing:
I find it easier and more effective to write down how I feel rather than to say it.
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