Today, I decided to use my new camera to take some photographs. This creativity challenge might seem simple, but walking the halls of school trying to find interesting subjects filled my day. Every potential item intrigued me but then seemed like a lame choice.
In a world where anyone can snap a picture with their phone, I feel silly attempting to be a photographer. If the finished product does not look perfect, what is the point? That harsh philosophy has been my past belief.
However, I decided to put aside my past perfectionism and focus on creativity. All of my pictures were subjects that inspired me. Most of them are from my university campus, but a few were from my home. Opening my eyes to the beauty in even small things such as water drops on the floor or the curve in a chair helped me to see the wonder in my classmates, school and nature.
Sure, my photography skills leave much to be desired still. But this exercise helped me to try something new while enjoying the small but exquisite elements of daily life.
Here are a few more of the pictures that I took today:
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