I consider myself as a liberal type of person. Since I was 6, I have been looking for an actual activity where I can choose what to do. So I did a lot of sport, like basketball, baseball, football, a lot ball, cycling, gaming, a lot of things.
I experience myself with a lot of those hobbies and found them all too boring. I’m easily bored, that’s why none of them lasted more than 6 months. Another reason where all those rules that absolute and doesn’t allow you to break!! If you break it, you get a penalty. I can’t do that.
So there then I found photography as another hobby. That’s when a felt different than all I ever did. I felt the freedom of photography gave for me. Unlike the others.
You can do everything you like
In photography, you can do everything you want to do. You can choose the thing and want to do. And no one can say no or wrong to you.
It’s true there are rules in photography, like composition and camera setting. But they are created so you can take a better picture. But no one says that you can’t break it. In fact, if you can, break it if you feel like to. That is how free photography is.
There’s a Thousand Way to Create the Same Result
Let’s put this to an example, you want to take a wide shot of a landscape photography. But the only lens I have is a 50mm prime lens. And how? Some people gonna say that you have to buy a wide angle lens. Another gonna say you can take multiple photos and just stitch it in photo editing software. Another gonna say just use a wide converter. Another says just take a picture farther. And so on.
See…in the end, you can create a wide-angle landscape photo.
Cheap or expansive…You Still Create the Same Result
It’s true there are the differences in the quality of photos when it comes to cheap and expansive camera and equipment. But it doesn’t mean you’ll create a great photo with the expansive one. Its always the best to improve your skill, rather than your camera.
Just like Chase Jarvis said, the best camera is the that’s with you.
Well, there’s a lot more. But I can’t think of it right now. Bottom line is there always a way and you are free to choose which one you like. That is the freedom of photography.