Photography: My lost love!!!

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It’s a takeover!!! Me consistently writing has inspired my partner in crime it seems because when I told him to pen down a post, he not only agreed but also took time and did it with all sincerity. Please show him some love.

So today my wife has given me the honor to hijack her blog for a day and here it goesโ€ฆ

How did it all start???

My earliest memories of holding a camera was when my father had got this Konica film camera from Singapore. I was quite young, early years of school and the thing that I was fascinated with was the color of the camera(understable for the age). It was a mix of bright red and black (never seen such a color combination since then)..Also no memory cards back then..There were these films with a limit of 36 photos only and no previews available. By the time I actually understood how to use it for what it was someone whom my father had lent it to broke the camera and my heart too..

The second camera and the one I actually put to use came to me when I was in the 8th grade and we had a week long school trip to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. But again I believe it was my inclination towards the technology more than my love for the art itself. I barely understood the technicalities of clicking a good picture.

I guess my real interest in the art developed when I got to use a friend’s DSLR. It was just soo intriguing to understand how it worked and how I could do soo many things with it. Another thing that pushed me towards learning the art was to be able to click pictures that we see in magazines and on social media. I guess this is a pattern with me, I see something that interests me and then I want to do that too at that same level. An example: I love watching cooking shows but I can’t cook like that, however what interests me and something that I have relatively mastered is the art of chopping vegetables. Might sound funny but it really gives a sense of satisfaction seeing myself chop veggies like a professional. That’s for another blog maybe so coming back to photography..

Once I got my own DSLR there was no stopping. I would just randomly click pictures. Wherever I went anywhere I had my camera bag with me clicking pictures of anything, everything and everyone. Every week I would attend photo walks, training sessions, editing classes and what not..I was just soo into it. Probably one of the first and probably the only thing that I did with my whole heart (had tried painting for a couple of months in 12th grade but the interest lasted only for a couple of months)..Clicking a picture the way I visualized it would give me the best feeling in the world.

But with time all of this just took a backseat and now I hardly use my camera. I do miss that feeling as it was something I put all my heart into. As we grow and have more responsibilities on our shoulders we tend to put things that give us joy on the back burner. But time and again you get these subtle reminders that you are missing something and that you need to get back to it..Some of us are able to and for some it just becomes a thing of the past. I really hope to find my love back someday!!!

What’s your long lost love or maybe something you don’t want to lose atall??

27 thoughts on “Photography: My lost love!!!

  1. Aaahhh he did a great work, I loved that tree in the lake photo, it’s so perfect in every sense, just amazing, great photos. Hahahaha and k remember those cameras, the one with reels, my papa used to keep to roles. And I remember, dying of reels at the most perfect moments. Hope you can find you love back soon, and I can totally understand how chopping can be so fulfilling. About me, my love, hmm, I think sports is that, I never touched any sport in childhood, but now I love badminton, running, specially the long ones, then chess. But the thing is I never parted with them, atleast abhi tak to naii. Great blog yoo, loved it, comment is a bit long, sorry,

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    • Hahaha he is good indeed but very lazy. It took him 20+ days of watching me write dedicatedly to actually agree to pen his thoughts down. I have made a blog for him as his bday gift last year with all his pictures but he never posted on his own after that.

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  2. Lol i feel exactly the same way sometimes, the way i blog, well i just start typing and then my mind just opens up and i cant stop typing then, and next thing i know the blog im doing is so long i feel sorry for the readers haha. I mever really plan a blog what you see is what come out of my mind at the time there have been times where ive sat there with a blank mind then maybe half hour later im starting something random ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwww!!!! Bhavessssshhhhh!!! You have so many hidden talents. I never knew you could tell a story so damn well!!! I’m so impressed!!!! Your photography skills are beyond great. You should get back to it asap! Channelise the little child in you who was intrigued by a camera and made it his passion. It’s all there within you! You just need to be a little consistent.! One day at a time! Amazing blog bhavesh and more than amazing pictures!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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  4. Bhavesh!!! Tu likhta bhi hai? I am so so surprised reading this. So well written ๐Ÿฅบ you seriously have some hidden talents my boy (including chopping, because I still can’t do that nicely) โค๏ธ Please do more of what you love. In awe of each and every picture on this blog.

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