As the sun begins to set on one of the most exciting chapters of my life, I reminisce on the memories that I’ve accumulated over the years; the friends that I hold dear to my heart, the good times that I will forever recall fondly, and the hard times that have taught me valuable experience. It seems like only yesterday.
But to grovel in nostalgia is the utmost redundant thing to do in a situation like this. Time is of the essence, as they say.
And with what little time I have left in writing this chapter, I intend to glorify the moments in which love, friendship, and spiritual mirth is ever-present.
The art of photography, an art that has been commercialized to an almost invaluable extent.
When I was first introduced to a DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera and was given the opportunity to be involved in an art form I have never thought to purse, I was surprisingly disinterested.
I thought, this looks easy, and it doesn’t seem to involve much creativity. I was radically incorrect.
I was lucky enough to be around a group of creative minds who dabbled with all sorts of art forms, including photography. As a person who is easily attracted to new ways to be challengingly creative, naturally, I was ready to give photography a second chance with a new perspective. This was mainly due to my progressive exploration of different types of photography as I matured in my field, which is creative at its core.
Upon borrowing a friend’s Nikon D3100, I began to indulge in a new obsession, a new passion that I intend to pursue relentlessly, aiming to capture the essence of a moment in a timeless modern art form.
This is my first photograph, taken in my room. It is of a handmade wooden box, with a metallic lid, that I received as a gift from a friend’s trip to Thailand.
More of my “attempted” photography will be posted every now and then, as long as I deem them worthy of the Blogway.
As this is my first post, on my first blog, I am unsure of how to begin this form of expression.
It seems that for years I have been “blogging”, I believe, on social networks (mostly Facebook). I would post, or in Facebook lingo, ‘share’ my interests with my family and friends; whether it be music, movies, news, interesting articles, and of course my personal updates (photographs, opinions, and current events).
I have always wondered what the big deal was about blogs. I thought, “Well, I do have Facebook. Why would I need a blog?”
But here I am, the year is 2013, and I am graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies in two months. This is my first attempt at creating a digital reserve of what I have learned, enjoyed, been fascinated with, and a collection of memories I plan to collect along the coming years.
Just recently I wrote a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. Among that seemingly extensive list of goals, was number 66, ‘Start a Blog’.
And this is where I begin.