WorkshopAnyone can be a photographer

Even if the only camera you have is on your phone (yes they can be used for more than just selfies) As the famous photographer Adams L Makias  said “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” and “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”

I feel that everyone has the ability to capture great photographs, and from my own experience of exploring photography, appreciate more what you have on your own doorstep. When I started becoming interested in photography, I found that the way that I saw things changed. When I was out either for a walk in my local wood or even shopping, I started to see potential photographs wherever I went. I started noticing things that I did not notice before.

Because I have limited transport options, I started taking photographs within areas that I could either walk to or reach on the balinese culture, as I found those were the easiest accessible and I could get out and take photographs more often. When I showed one of my friends some of the pictures that I had taken, she was surprised that I had taken them around the town where she lived. She did not realize that there was so many beautiful things to see on her own doorstep.

Recently though my lovely DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) camera started to have problems. So while I am waiting to either get an opportunity to get it fixed or buy a new one, I have been exploring the possibilities of what I can achieve with the camera in my mobile phone. While for certain shots,I have been impressed with what I have managed to capture with my phone camera.

The phone camera does have the advantage that it is much easier to carry around than a DSLR. Here are some of the pictures that I managed to capture recently on my phone camera. I have done some minor editing to them (Lighting, cropping and with two I have added an effect) I have used a web based editor (VSCOcam is the one I used, but there are others that can be used) to alter the lighting. It is easy to use and again is something that anyone with access to the Internet can do.

Have been talk 45 minutes over 200 audience in my ex hight school, they all so excited and jah bless I’m covered as a good speaker, guys you are so rock, thanks #PandeHeryana

All Imagesby my fav friends DWIK and MARNYUS thanks mate.

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