Mind Like A Lens

Photo credit: Meagan Abell

Eyes like a shutter mind like a lens

I find that this phrase is especially true for me.
I don't really know when it started, I've honestly been doing it for so long I can't really remember how it began.
But I look at everything as if it were a photograph.

I look at landscapes and buildings and door ways and imagine how I'd pose people in them.
I look at random inanimate objects and immediately start thinking about focal lengths and apertures and lighting.
I see beautiful people, unique people, happy people, sad people, and I think about how I would capture the parts of them that stick out to me. 
Their emotions and personalities and what it is I see that makes them who they are to me.

It's like I look at something with my eyes and then re-imagine how I'd make it look if I could capture it in a photograph. 
Even when I don't have a camera in my hand to do so, it's like my mind does it for me anyway.

There are times when I have a camera in my hand and a photograph in my head and I can't always get them to match up. 
But I've learned to be okay with that.
Because I'm still learning and getting better at making the images I see in my head come to life, as well as show others what it is exactly I see in these things that I photograph and what it is I want to say with my photos.

And even if I can't always make people see the things I do, in the way that I do, that's okay too.
Because it's not really for them most of the time anyway.

It's not for me either.

1 Peter 4:10-11
1 Corinthians 10:31
Colossians 3:17