Everyone’s different. But I think that if we all took some time to slow down, we’d be able to enjoy life more because we’d experience more of the subtleties that make life beautiful.
For example, I went up with my camera gear, alone, for the sole purpose of capturing the park, despite the forecasted rainy weather. What I found, was that I was unable to drive more than a few kilometers without stopping the car, and taking endless pictures. As a result I ended up being attentive enough to spot a momma bear with her cubs, who actually let me get within 20 feet of her when she wasn’t by her cubs, making for some amazing (yet heart pounding) images. Disclaimer: I’m by no means a wildlife photographer, and I think the images will reflect that.
Onwards, the theme of photography applies to life as well! Paying attention to life’s subtleties is an art to be mastered, and much like photography, it is an art that is learned much faster with the proper training and perspective. THAT is what photography means to me; it is a life tool through which I can learn to see the subtle things that make up my life, not just my craft.
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Daniel Camer Photographer Bio
I am a photographer working out of Toronto, and I create and shoot art, corporate, and commercial photographs. My favorite part about my job is the perspectives it forces upon me, which I can apply to my own life and use it to better understand my surroundings and the people in my life. I’d say photography has been a big part in my self-development and in maturing and refining my personality.
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