Years and years ago, after I'd spun that dial from A to M, I carried my camera around with me all the time. It wasn't that I was afraid of missing a moment - I had realized the importance of practice, and photographing in different locations with varying light gave me that practice. Despite preaching the importance of practicing, I eventually shifted away from carrying my camera everywhere because I felt much more comfortable in my abilities. And honestly, lugging around and babysitting a big, heavy camera isn't always pleasant. Lately, I mostly find myself picking up my camera only if I see something or I have an idea. I do continue to bring it on day trips but I definitely don't carry it around as much as I used to. I was looking through older photos and you know what? Those photos from times when one normally wouldn't have a camera in hand sometimes are the best photos.
Not too long ago, I photographed some nieces and nephews at a local park for their holiday cards. I obviously had my camera with me because the afternoon had a photography purpose but as the day went on, I realized how happy I was that I had my camera.
Showing the little ones how to pose
When the setting sun makes the world pink.