Today I want to introduce to you- Amber from Amber’s Articles. I love seeing her photos of her adorable son, Bennett. I also love reading her Journey of Faith Friday posts. You can visit Amber’s blog by clicking the picture below.
Hello, I am Amber from Amber’s Articles. It is a pleasure to be guest posting for Sarah as her love for her family and photography have inspired me on many occasions. Today, I want to share 10 reasons I am thankful for photography.
1. It helps me to relax when things get messy. I have a 15 month old son, so things tend to get very messy. Prior to my love of photography this would have driven me more crazy than it currently does, but now I see it as a great photo opportunity.
2. It opens my eyes to see God’s creation in a new way. I have always been captivated by the gifts God gives us through his creation, but photography has opened my eyes to look for those gifts on a daily basis.
3. It transforms junk into a canvas. When I first moved to Tampa one of the things I disliked was how old and ran down many areas were. Those same ran down areas are now a canvas waiting to be displayed. I get so excited when I spot old buildings, old trucks, etc.
4. It stimulates my brain to think. One of my greatest fears of becoming a stay at home mom was the change in intellectual stimulation that would occur. Learning about photography has provided me an outlet to learn something new. I use the term “accidental passion” to describe my experience with photography.
5. It has allowed me to adorn my home and the homes of others with much less expensive art.
6. It has allowed me to capture family memories. I have captured more memories of my son and my son with friends and family than I ever dreamed I would capture.
7. It has promoted community. It has allowed me to continue to be involved in some sort of community, as hobbyist, amateur, and professional photographer’s in the blog world have proved to be very helpful, responsive, and encouraging people. They are constantly working to improve their skill and are quick to share it with others.
8. It can calm the storm or cure the mundane. On days when I am in a rut or tired of the mundane routine of life I can walk out the door just me and my camera and view the world, the day anew. Capturing still life is calming, refreshing, and simply lovely.
9. It makes gifting easier. I am now easier than ever to shop for on my birthday and holidays 🙂 Let’s just be honest….photography can be a money pit if you let it or it can be something you save for, wait for. I am saving/waiting for a zoom/fixed aperture lens among other things (ie. camera bag, Light Room, Clickin’ Moms workshop, lens pet, macro lens)
10. It has been an inspiration to others. I am no professional photographer and don’t aim to be, but it is so encouraging when you display a photo that ministers to another person.
And one to grow on………..
11. It has opened the door for me to share the Word of God.
Why are you thankful for photography?
Sarah, thanks for having me. I hope each of you will stop by Amber’s Articles for a visit.
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