It all changed for me when my husband and I decided to go backpacking through Europe (yeah, original, I know).
We brought along a small point and shoot camera to take some snaps. Again, pretty standard. So what was it that made all the difference?
A cheap, $20 plastic tripod.
That flimsy stand changed the course of our entire lives.
Did I mention we were still in University studying Psychology and weren’t “artsy” at all? That was important.
Back to the trip. We brought the tripod because we thought you needed one to take great photos (P.S. You don’t).
The magic of that tripod was that it slowed us down. We had to stop, set it up, and then actually take some time to take the image.
That process was something we had never experienced before; We were instantly hooked. Places, people, buildings, food; we captured it all with excitement.
Though we lacked most of the required knowledge, which meant each photo took a lot of time to get right, and there were tons of missed opportunities.