Photograph of Loch Ness, Scotland

A popular question I get asked is why I chose to take up photography. So what better way to open my blog account with a post detailing the reasons behind why I took up photography.

Everyone has their reasons for wanting to take up photography, or anything, for that matter.

For me, I’ve always had an interest in photography. I even had a camera that I had bought secondhand from a friend that ended up just catching dust in my cupboard for years. I’m not even really sure why, either.

Eventually, I decided that I should finally start taking my camera out and putting it to use.

So, the first thing I did was go online and look for groups of like-minded people who go to places around where I live and just take photographs of things they see on their walks. (Maybe a topic for another post)

That’s where it all began.

Since then, I’ve travelled to different countries, worked with models and tried different styles and genres of photography. I’ve also met some great people from some of these groups I’ve been out with who impart their own experiences and knowledge onto me, which is super helpful! I don’t think of myself as the best photographer out there, so having someone to learn from is never a bad thing for me.

It’s pretty much just carried on from there, really. I’m always out there trying new things and discovering new ways to use my tools to help create a picture.

It’s also a great way to get out and explore new places and get a bit of exercise in, which is never a bad thing!

So, this is how I reply when someone asks me why I took up photography.

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