Not long ago I used to take pictures every single day. And not just iPhone pictures I mean using many different cameras: Canon DSLR, Fuji Xs and even GoPros.
It was my main pastime and I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t in for the money but even then I managed to make a bit of extra cash with my pictures.
But what it really gave me was freedom and enjoyment. Something I really miss.
Last year my life suffered many complications and I went into a depressed mood so bad that I didn’t even wanted to take any more pictures. Deleted my years old website ojphoto.com along with my Instagram, Facebook and most of the pictures on my 500px account, I also sold most of my gear and barely took anymore pictures.
Funny thing is that the issues that had me in such a bad state of mind had nothing to do with my photography. But I correlated that I was spending too much time taking pictures instead of focusing in more important matters.
What About Now?
This weekend I got a new NAS and started backing everything up and in the process started looking at many of my old pictures and it just hit me. Why had I stopped doing something that gave me so much joy?
So I have decided that starting today I will start carrying my camera again and taking pictures because I really need that joy in my life.