Over the year I took part in and will probably take part again in WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge. For the most part I enjoyed going out and meeting the challenge even if I was only using my phone/camera.
Taking a picture with my phone turned out to be a challenge in itself- using my phone camera is a lot like using my old Kodaks that my parents used to give me for Christmas when I was a kid- remember these?
I got into a debate with a woman about this, she said that the Phone Cameras are just as good as high end cameras that Professional Photographers use and I just had nothing to say to that.
All of that silliness aside, I had fun going out and looking for those pictures- I’ll be the first to say my pictures did look pretty lame next to some of the entries that were taken by people who have real talent for photography- and trust me the kind of camera I used wasn’t going to make any difference at all.
It didn’t matter though, To me going out and finding those pictures was like writing a story so it was fun, it was an adventure and it’s a great way to see the world around me in a different frame.
Besides, I remember this story about the great Bluesman Robert Johnson. Johnson was in a diner and one of the staff was telling him he wanted to learn the guitar but all he had was this beat up old guitar and that there was no way he could learn on it.
Johnson asked to take a look at it, maybe he could fix it. So the guy brought it out and Johnson played a bit on it and the guitar and Johnson sounded fantastic.
” Sounds fine to me ” Johnson said.
So I keep that story in mind when I go about learning something and maybe the tools I have to work with aren’t top drawer and I have to make due with what I have- passion and creativity and talent will always find a way to bubble up if you let it.
It’s true for me and I’m sure it’s true for you too.
Here’s a link to the section I keep my Photo Challenge work in. Take a look, try it yourself and I hope my story about Robert Johnson inspires you to enjoy exploring your creativity and finding the means to do it.
My Weekly Photo Challenge Responses are HERE
Photos by A.M. Moscoso HERE
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