Solution to the Problem
September 2, 2011

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
 -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Well, that sounds uhh… promising. Maybe it’s just me but there seems to be a newfound obsession with “capturing the moment.” Either our society is slowly becoming scrapbookers of the 21st century or we’re just compelled to document our every experience so we can upload it to Facebook. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking anyone who does this. I’ll be the first person to own up to why my phone’s battery is dead before I’m out of class. One single death eater: apps. It’s not only publicly disturbing how much I can’t get enough of what’s going on in the world, it’s borderline embarrassing.

So here I am, wondering how on Earth I can rid of this crazy obsession and it hits me. I shouldn’t be ashamed of my curiosity; I should embrace it! And what other way could that be executed than to creepily take photos of everything and everyone I come in contact with?

…No? Too creepy?

That’s what I thought.

Scratch that idea. In order to respect the comfort zones of others and preserve what’s left of the sane reputation I’d very much like to uphold, I’ve decided that this shall be an educational experience. A TIY, or Teach It Yourself, if you will. I can’t assure you structure, predictability or normality. However, as I find myself pondering the possibilities of what this blog is capable of, I foresee images of joy, laughter and love.

WOW. CHEESY.

What I’d really love would be to master the art of candid photos. Not the hideous ones people ask you to un-tag them from but ones that are truly raw with emotion.

It is one of my personal goals to become more artistic. I’ve always wanted to capture the times that you feel like you’ve missed out on. You know, the “Dang, I wish I had a camera right now” type moments. Or especially the, “Ugh, my camera is too slow” occurrences.

Who knows, maybe this will be my calling in life. For now, it is simply my weekly documentation of what the world looks like behind a lens. Join me, as I discover the in’s and out’s of what a creative eye looks like—and more importantly, what it sees. I’ll publish my findings right here for other camera newbs to learn from and also for those who already know tricks of the trade.

Stay happy my friends.

You never know who might have a camera on them 😉

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