At Portlebay we believe that life isn’t purely about large, exciting day trips or hugely memorable land marks like a birthday or wedding (although these are pretty important!), it’s also about cherishing the little moments and the simple, tiny things that bring joy to your every day life (like munching on your favourite flavour of popcorn). A very wise photographer once said:
“Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
— Marc Riboud
For us this quote reminds us to be grateful for even the littlest things that make us smile and also allows us to admire the amazing talent of photography. Since today is world photography day, photography guest blogger Sarah (Checkered_photography) spoke to us about her photography journey and gave us a few top tips on how to take photos that do truly allow you to savour life in one of the most wonderful ways!
- How did your passions for photography initially come about?
When I was younger my dad was always really good at photography he then passed me down one of his cameras and I have been addicted ever since.
2. How long have you been taking photos for?
I have had my own photography business now for 5 years.
3. What is it you find so wonderful about photography and why do you love it?
I am actually quite a shy and reserved person, but photography allows me to show other people what I see and allows me to express my feelings through the imagery that I produce, along with giving me the confidence to talk to anyone when I have my camera in my hand.
4. What is your favourite genre of photography and why?
I don’t actually want to pin it down and say I have a favourite. As you can imagine living here in Cornwall it allows me to be on the beach whenever I wish to be, so a lot of my photography is based in and around the sea.
5. What would be your top 5 photography tips?
- Always be original, never set out to copy someone else you need to have your own style.
- Stay relaxed. I can be way over critical of my work.
- Keep learning, you can never take too many photos.
- Stay confident. I have had a lot of tough life situations but my photography has always got me through them.
5. Be aware of your surroundings. Take in as much as possible when you are photographing, it will shine through in your imagery
To view more of Checkered Photography’s images visit their website at www.checkeredphotography.co.uk.