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In this digital era most every one of us has a camera even if it’s only our cell phone. With these digital cameras we capture moments in time. As long as we have a computer, these time capsules don’t cost us anything to develop. As a result, there are more amateur photographers than ever (including yours truly).
Here is my list of five things that every amateur photographer needs to remember
1. Take your camera with you…everywhere.
This isn’t difficult if you have a cell phone. The key is remembering that you have a camera on you. You can also make sure your camera is in your car.
2. The camera will only take you so far.
No matter what Canon, Nikon and Sony tell you, there are limits to every camera. The camera can only take you so far, which leads to the next fact.
3. You’re more important than the camera.
The camera was not created in the image of God, you were. You’re a created and redeemed child of God who sees the world as only you can. It is this worldview that you attempt to capture in pixels.
4. It’s all about telling a story.
Our worldview is told through stories. A beautiful picture captivates us because it tells a story even if it’s a landscape. When you’re ready to push the shutter button ask yourself, “Why is the picture important to me?” More than likely, it’s telling you a story.
5. The story we tell is God’s story.
Most importantly, with camera in hand, remember that this story is connected to God’s story of your life. His redeeming love in Jesus is reflected in your slice of time captured on your camera.
Feel free to add to this list in the comments below. I’m anxious to see what you write!
Don’t forget to have fun! That’s what photography is all about.