Last week, my professor said something in one of our lectures that really made me think. He said that we should not only be making photos for school assignments, but we should also be making photos for ourselves. After he said that, I decided to work on taking more photos for myself. I have always wanted to capture the hummingbirds that are almost always stopping by the feeder we have for them at my house. While setting up to take the photos, I had to be absolutely still so I would not scare them away. This was also a great time to just have time to myself without any distractions like my phone. It is so easy to pick up the phone and get totally absorbed in it that we forget to enjoy the real world. It was only a short break from my phone but it was still very refreshing. I hope to go back and try to capture the humming birds mid-flight.
– Megan Wright