More Photographs from Bis Hajari Taal Photo-walk!

This is the second post where I am sharing you the photographs from my Bis Hajari Taal Photowalk. Here's the first post where I shared some images and introduced you to my first photo-walk and first serious photography. I hadn't been able to process all the images by that time which is why I am here with this second post.

As I am moving along with photography I am learning a lot of things which I would be sharing with you in this post. Read the rest of the post and figure out the point I'm making here by yourself.

I haven't been into photography for long and I'm already realizing that my photos aren't of good quality. However, quite a significant part of the problem is technical where I can't help myself right now! The digital camera I own isn't good when it comes to landscape photography. It's great to shoot people nearby but when it comes to shooting the landscapes at some distance it falls flat. By the way, my camera is a Cannon IXY 6 MP Digital Camera with the lens range of 5.8 to 17.4mm. That's definitely not a good camera for a photographer. But since I am not a professional photographer and don't have money to buy a good camera which is really very expensive that's okay with me.

Now, you might be wondering why would I even like to share my images when I clearly know that I am not a good photographer and don't even have a good camera? Why? But I have my reasons.

First of all, even in the absence of good instruments I'm trying to make something happen. That's a great thing for me. People can do anything when the circumstances are really good and when they can get everything they need.

Second, I'm showing you the places and things which you might not have seen before. This is one of the best reasons why people photograph travelling around the world, to the unexplored and undiscovered lands even at the stake of their life. In another way, I'm also showing you my perspective. For example, if I like the view above probably you might also like to see it even if the quality of image isn't quite good. The lake I'm covering in this post, Bis Hajari Taal, is really very beautiful. As you can see above, it is very uneven and is branching into all the directions out there and that's really amazing! Should I wait until I buy a good camera to capture this beautiful landscape? I might have to wait years for that and I have some more beautiful scenes below!

Moreover, I am learning a lot of things about photography and me doing it on my own has helped me experiment whatever I learn. That's the best thing one can do with photography, learn something and immediately test it out to confirm whatever you have learnt. I didn't have much knowledge of ISO settings and all that when I went to shoot these images. However, I discovered later that we can change ISO settings to shoot photos in the conditions when there's not enough light or when we have to shoot it without using a tripod. I don't have tripod as well and I could have made two photographs of each scene with low ISO and high ISO settings if I had its knowledge then. When I came to know about these settings I immediately took photographs varying the ISO settings and was surprised to see the difference. After I have experimented and used these techniques it will be easy to cope up with the good cameras when I get one. So, if you are a casual photographer then explore out all the settings or functions that your camera has and experiment with them. It's a great way to learn things and will help you do better even with the minimum equipment.

Another reason why I must be doing photography is that photography is an essential skill for bloggers like me. Why? Our intention is to engage our audiences. However, to engage them first you need to draw their attention. Images in our posts help us do just that. Aren't you more likely to read the articles which have attractive images whenever you are browsing through?

Furthermore, I was able to digitize my arts just because of photography. The different techniques I learnt while pursuing photography enabled me to publish my sketches and paintings in my blogs. The most important part of digitizing those arts was post processing. The images of my arts never had enough light, however, I adjusted light in those images using post processing techniques. So, I'm thankful to my own pursuit of photography for being able to do that. I finally got to expose my arts to the world!

Even when the quality of images might not be good, some images turn out to be really beautiful. Would you get such images without trying photography once? So, getting along by making the best use of whatever you have is my working strategy that really lands me up with amazing results sometimes. The above photograph is one of my work that I really love. It could have been better, I agree, but couldn't it have been worse? So just do something if you can without worrying what the outcomes will be. They will be really rewarding sometimes.

So, there are reasons for you also to photograph even if you don't have good skills, equipment, or whatever. Another matter of fact is that the demand for photography will probably never decline. Why? Okay, if you are a commercial photographer then it might be the case but otherwise it will simply won't decline. Isn't speaking or writing essential? Then, so is photography! Photography is a medium of communication. Here, you communicate your perspectives, you communicate your emotions, you communicate your mood and you can communicate many more things. Doesn't a beautiful photo drift you into the imagination of that place? Doesn't some photographs make you utter "Wow!" effortlessly in an excitement? How is that possible without photographs communicating you something?

Finally, I must admit that I have ranted so much about photography, while in fact, my photography journey has just begun. I'm quite a learner still and I never hope to perfect it because I know that it requires me to do a lot of hard work. I love hard work but I'm planning to do it elsewhere for most of the time. However, wherever and whenever I'm free for a moment and I have a camera around me I'll be more than happy to have some fun with photography.

And lastly, I'm planning to create an album and allow you to download the full size images in their maximum quality for free! I hope that these might come use to some people even if they aren't of high quality.

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