Triggering Emotions

“A picture speaks a thousand words.” – Frederick R. Barnard

At the very beginning of this year, I decided to set myself a project where I’d post one picture a day onto my Facebook business page for the whole of 2014.  The aim was to not only improve my photography skills but to also make me look at things in a different way, find a picture (and hopefully an interesting picture at that) to take and post with a story behind it.  Not only is it a daily exercise in self-improvement for me but it’s also so that I keep getting noticed and can build my audience base.

And it’s going pretty well so far!

Every day, not only am learning more about my surroundings but I’m learning more about my camera.  I’m seeing things in a different way, from a different angle and composing pictures in my head.  I’ve not just stuck to posting one picture on some occasions either.  On the whole I’ve stuck to my resolution of doing this once a day unless circumstances have dictated otherwise and if that happens, I make up for it on the following day.

The power a photograph has in triggering emotion is amazing.  Not just for the people I’m taking the pictures for or even for the viewing public, but also for me too which is something I wasn’t prepared for at the start.  It’s not just the actual photograph for me though but also the emotion I’ve been feeling during the whole process whilst I’ve been taking it.  I’ve found myself looking back on pictures taken a while back and remembering what was happening behind the scenes with me and my camera.  There have been some pretty bittersweet emotions that have been stirred up but then I’ve turned to other images and found myself grinning like a Cheshire cat because of them!

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