March 27, 2012

I am HandiCapable!

My eye disease, my handicap makes taking pictures harder for me but I will never let that stop me from doing what I love to do.

However I do get a little discouraged because I know that if I could see better than I could set the controls my camera which would make it easier to get the pictures that I am trying to get. I am very lucky to have my boyfriend Justin in my life. He will help me in low light situations and set my camera for me. Thanks Justin!

Right now I leave my camera on automatic with no flash. I take many pictures at once and then sort through them when I download them to my computer. It is usually over 1,000 pictures every time.

Sometimes it can also be  disappointing because I had thought certain pictures were clear when I took them and they seemed clear on my camera screen but they weren't. It is kinda like destroying a picture you really liked. There is only so much I can do in Photo shop to make a picture look clearer and sometimes I just have to let them go. And oh boy that gets hard for me sometimes.

Although it can be frustrating, the happiness I feel from getting the pictures that I wanted over rules all of that frustration. If you have good eye sight then I think that you should cherish it but if you do not, still cherish it. I cherish the fact that I can take pictures and can look at them afterwards. I may not be able to see the small details or the clarity as well as most but I can still see what I was trying to capture.

I would like to be open about my condition and to become more confident in my skills. But to also realize that somethings are going to be frustrating and that is OK. I have to focus on the positive, happy aspects of things in order to achieve my dreams. So I am happy to have my eyes the way they are because If I didn't, I would not be where I am today, happy.

The grass doesn't always have to be greener on the other side. It can be  the perfect shade for you if you make it be.

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