Warm Southern Breeze

"… there is no such thing as nothing."

Photography as therapy

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, August 6, 2010

The gentleman who owns VocalCoach.com shared with me that photography is “where I get my peace.” His name is Chris, and I met him today while

browsing around the courthouse square in Murfreesboro, TN this afternoon. He was shooting a Canon with a fast (2.0) tele zoom – a VERY nice piece of glass!

I shared with him that I used to shoot an A1, and he shared with me that he just sold his A1 to get the $$$ to buy that lens.

I’ve been shooting Nikon for a little over a year and a half, and that I’d bought my D90 in Modesto, CA during Rosh Hashana. I was in Sonora, and suddenly, was overcome with a strange desire – one I’d not experienced in several years – the desire to photograph.

And out of nowhere came this “D90.” It was really odd – either that, or supernatural – because I had not even read ANYTHING about photography, and had quite LITERALLY no idea of any model names or numbers.

Modesto Camera and Supply took good care of me, and I had a short learning curve, especially since I had the fundamentals down. For me, it was simply learning my way around the Nikon, it’s programming and algorithms.

I too can attest that photography is therapeutic. Even when I put beans on the table using cameras, it was pleasant. But then, it became as a slave master, and I the slave. I knew then that it was time to put it down. With few exceptions, I’d not taken a picture in over a decade.

For me, the Nikon represented a new birth, of sorts.

It’s nice to be born anew.

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