In photography, I’m hoping to find a genuine passion in this hobby. No, not those ones that are empowered by views, likes and favourites—as how Zack Arias neatly put it, “noise”—but the kind of photography where it seeks no attention that it didn’t deserve.
The kind that doesn’t need to please others, but rather, to share a common understanding.
It’s the same reason why I’m here, running this website, still writing, posting stuffs that probably nobody is going to read, uploading photos that no one is going to see.
But I do it anyway, because this is what I enjoy doing. This is what I’ve always wanted and loved to do. To me, it’s a simple kind of happiness.
And all I want to get out of this is to be better at what I’m doing than I was yesterday, and I figured that sometimes the best way to learn is to do things the hard way. At the end of the day, this website, my camera, they are just tools.
What’s more important is how I can make use of these tools up to their upmost potentials. To be good at some thing is not just about knowing everything about it, but to also know what it’s not. Better, to know how to overcome such limitations.
Results? I truly believe that results will come with that kind of mastery—in anything, really. There are intangible rewards for the hard work.
I think that the best thing in life is to acknowledge that you earn something you truly deserve.