Nurturing a relationship doesn't stop just because you're already together. A relationship needs to grow; it needs to evolve. You need to go the extra mile to keep the relationship growing, and to make sure that both you and your partner are happy and fulfilled.
But Just how will you be able to do that? Don’t fret; we’re here to help you get on the right track. Inspired by relationship tips and advice columns you’d usually see in magazines, here’s our very own list that we’ve come up with to help you guys forge a better relationship with your beloved camera! Who knew that with just a few minor alterations, such tips can be applied to analogue photography as well?
You thought we were talking about something else, huh?
1) Go to new places at least once a month.
Sure you have your usual haunts that you know like the back of your hand, like knowing where the best location for a themed-photo shoot or a photo walk can held. But it would never, ever hurt to try visiting a new place every once in a while. Remember the awesome places your fellow photographers might have mentioned to you about? Grab your favorite camera – now’s your chance to pay them a visit. Going to new places means having new experiences, too, and having these shared moments would certainly make you closer to your camera.
Which leads us to…
2) Experiment with new tricks and techniques.
Again, doing so would bring about shared new experiences. The Lomography magazine alone is overflowing with hundreds of tips, tricks, and hacks formulated and shared to us by fellow lomographers from all over the world. And if these aren’t enough for you, or you haven’t found just the one that tickles your fancy, there are tons more ideas that can be found elsewhere. Really, it’s unlikely that you’ll run out of things to try.
3) Spend quality time with your camera.
And we’re not just talking about bringing your camera wherever you go and shooting with it as often as you can. Even when you’re not taking photos with it, make sure you’ll find the time to sit down and get to know all its ins and outs, as well as its quirks and its strengths and weaknesses. That way, you’ll know things like when the perfect situation to use it is or what film goes with it so you can take the best shots with it, among other things.
4) Understand that your camera isn’t perfect, and appreciate it for what it is/has.
Lastly, you have to understand that your camera can’t possibly do everything perfectly no matter how awesome it is. You’d be hard-pressed to find one such camera. You can’t just ditch your favorite because it lacks a certain feature. Find out what it can do instead, say it works perfectly for outdoor shots or street photography, and make the most out of it. We’ve been going on and on about how you-camera relationships are just the same as human ones, but we’re sure your favorite camera won’t mind if you’d use one of your other cameras for a certain job every once in a while!
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