Guest Post :: Olivia from Everyday Musings
When Blair asked me to write a guest post on photography pertaining to blogging, I was a little caught-off guard since I don't consider myself a photographer in any way, shape or form. The nostalgic part of me just happens to be obsessed with documenting every moment possible. Usually when I have my camera with me, I like to photograph small details more than the big picture (I'm also addicted to taking photos of food, as evidenced by my blog).
This past week, I truly appreciated the potential power photographs can hold. My boyfriend and two friends embarked on a 4,200 mile bike ride across the country for charity.* At all the events leading up to their sendoff, I frantically snapped hundreds of photos. In retrospect, it seems like it was my defense mechanism; clinging to my camera and snapping photos of everyone else helped me to not fixate on how much I was going to miss them. In the mean time, I wound up accidentally capturing some beautiful moments that I might have forgotten or overlooked (it was chaotic).
My philosophy with photography and blogging is to keep it simple. Not every bit of every day has to be shown through photography (or words). I would rather see a few interesting photos with open-to-interpretation meaning rather than a specific photo timeline of an entire day. My favorite photos tend to be genuine, pretty, and happy. But that's just me.
*to learn more about their bike ride visit www.pedalforprevention.com
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head on over and check this gal out! -- Olivia is one one of my faves, my blog crush even!
thanks Olivia. you rock!