A while back, I had deactivated my social media accounts. I had utilized social media extensively in the past, for sharing my passion for both the outdoors and my photography hobby.
I knew once I had deactived my social media accounts, that things would be different.
I recently realized that thing are more different that I had originally thought.
I had decided to back off from posting photos on social media mainly to avoid the negativities of posting online, as I had described in my previous blog entries. I realized that I was, to a degree, doing these things for social media, instead of simply sharing my hobby.
The unexpected thing was, my hiatus from social media also led to a hiatus in my photography.
I had really begun to enjoy being out to these amazing places, and had enjoyed not having the concern of bringing back worthwhile pictures back with me. I simply did not even want to pull my camera out of my bag.
No more stress from finding compositions, concern over the proper light settings, or disappointment because the lighting was not right for a shot that I wanted.
Simply put, I went back the basics.
Now, I look for composition more from a creative sense, and I am actually turned off by going to the locations that I feel are a destination strictly to capture a photograph.
This makes the experience much more rewarding.