Out there, somewhere, there’s an invisible camera waiting for you.
It may not be the only invisible camera in the world. In fact it certainly isn’t.
But it’s a camera that when you pick it up, hold it, and squeeze the shutter button, feels as comfortable and instinctive as a favourite old pair of shoes, those cosy joggers you only wear at home in the winter, or the scent of a lover’s neck.
When using an invisible camera, you forget you’re using a camera at all.
Your eyes are looking for compositions that are interesting, intriguing, exciting, beautiful.
And when you find them, you simple raise your hand, squeeze with your finger and capture the moment.
You’re not fiddling with buttons or dials or settings because you already know how you want your camera to make the picture.
You’re not struggling to remember where functions or modes are because the few you actually use are already set up how you need them.
You’re not zooming in and out or fumbling around in a bag for a different lens because you’ve already decided which focal length you’re using today, and your eyes and mind and heart are committed to finding the compositions that fit that lens best.
Here’s the best part. You very likely already own an invisible camera.
Just you’ve been messing around with frustratingly all too visible, awkward, flawed and distracting ones for so long you’ve forgotten about it.
Better still, even if you don’t think you have an invisible camera, you have one that comes very close.
So close that all it will take is a few weeks and a few hundred shots side by side with your soon to be transparent companion to make that connection, that transcendence, complete.
It’ll take bravery, dedication, and commitment. But I know you can do it. And we both know the rewards are worth it.
What’s your invisible camera called?
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