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This Paper Posed as Photographs

So I purchased a DSLR camera about 3 months ago. I’ve been having a blast taking photographs of random things and also intentional things. I went on a 16 day trip to Costa Rica earlier this month and just loved wandering around forests and local towns, shooting whatever caught my eye. But I tried not to shoot absolutely everything that I came across. I wanted to add some sort of finesse and style to things that I thought were worth my attention. And through this, I’ve learned a valuable life lesson.

In the past few months since I got the camera, I can’t count how many times I’ve lined up what in my mind was the picture perfect shot only to have it ruined by some unforeseen circumstance (i.e. people). And it would always happen quickly too. In the short period of time that it would take to lift my camera, remove the lens cap, and position myself in the right spot, someone would walk into and stand in the shot, thus, ruining the composition.

It was a source of anxiety and frustrati…