Nature photography has helped me become more aware of my values. I keep these values in focus by regularly exploring nature with my camera.
Yes. It’s absolutely possible to make great images using your camera on automatic and pointing the lens at nature’s stunning beauty. To tell your story through images, though, takes self-awareness, thoughtfulness, an understanding of the way your camera sees, and an ability to navigate manual settings - even on a cell phone.
I’ve found that by taking on the challenges of making meaningful images with a camera, I've also been presented with ample opportunities to become more aware of my surroundings, which has slowly changed the way I see the world.
Being thoughtful, understanding, and capable in making images has transformed not only my photographs, but also my life.
How has your life been impacted by nature photography?
Kristin Perry is a nature photographer navigating life's complexities by focusing on beauty.
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