Journey of the Undecided

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarokatuh ❤

People say it takes a thousand pictures to get the perfect one. So, I used to literally count the pictures I took. The statement actually meant, practice makes perfect. Before I got my driver’s licence, I always took pictures of the clouds.

As you may notice, even during driving I sometimes also take pictures of the clouds/sky. This is merely because of the colour and the lighting (Ignore the academic style post, I just finish my second paper this morning, and sorry for the late post again T.T). Most importantly, because the angle is never wrong.

I always have this idea of a scene but also always failed to capture it, through lens, the way I imagined it to be. I still need to work on my angle of taking photos in order to get the image that I imagined in my head. Last weekend, I tried taking pictures while I was out and asked my sister to drive. Unfortunately, of all the pictures I took, there is none that I want to post here because of its ‘normality’. There is nothing special or sentimental about the pictures. So, I also had tried out a self-portrait picture beforehand (Note: Selfie) where I want it to look the way I imagined it to be, and it took me several tries before I feel satisfied with it.

Then, I realized, it is not the pictures that got better, it is me who is lowering my expectation. I think this is not a good idea when it comes to polishing new skills. I once learn that one should not feel satisfied easily, feeling satisfied is not building your character. What does not challenge you, will not change you.

Although I can tell you many things why I could not but they, in the end, are all excuses. The first steps/stages are always the hardest but once we have taken the first step, it will be easier in time inshaAllah. Now I am at 0.2 step #jangankecamsaya

Stay tune for my next progress.

p/s: I cannot post my “self-portrait” pictures due to the non-fully covered aurat.

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3 Replies to “Journey of the Undecided”

  1. Forgot to mention, those picture were taken using phone camera which i believe Asus Zenfon 5 (?) but for this undecided journey, i will be using Nikon D3000 18-55mm lens, Auto settings

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