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  • An empty heart is an unhappy heart, and an empty camera shares the same condition.

    Everyone with a camera seems to be looking for that one shot, that one instant, that will stand out, and stand the test of time. A capture that will be epic, grandiose even, that once-in-a-lifetime shot that everyone will have to appreciate.

    In the search for that one photograph, most will withhold the application of their finger from their shutter button, and carry an empty camera around with them indefinitely, waiting for an eventuality that may never happen.

    You should use a camera in the same manner that your brain uses your eyes though, and in that way, that ‘special’ shot you seek might just happen when you’re the least prepared for it, then you miss it. Let the lens soak up everything around it, and nothing gets missed.

    Your eyes are taking in the mundane aspects of life at all times, so aim your camera at the everyday, boring, simple, routine, and the rote moments and objects around you, wherever you may be or go. Take it all in, and never spare the shutter any wear and tear in the process.

    Those simplest of photos are the ones that all others are going to be able to identify with, the ones that will touch the heart, and leave a lasting impression that will survive long after we are all gone. They are the grander picture of life anyway.

    I’m not saying anyone should skip the chance, or go to any length to get a shot of that giant fish, mountain, beautiful building, catastrophic event, birthday, wedding, etc., just don’t ignore the mundane...

    And don’t forget the car keys. The sun-glass bag reads "Celebrating Home", a good thing to remember with camera in hand.

    Also, carry that camera at all times. You wouldn't leave your eyes behind, would you?
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