Wednesday, April 4, 2012

what photography is (a guest post by Abby @ Follow God)

Photography is a big part of my family.  I've always loved taking pictures.  Capturing places, people, memories.  You get to capture a certain feeling and hold on to it forever.

Photography is emotion packed in to pixels.  Every person who looks at your photo should feel something.  Maybe not the same thing you felt when taking the picture.  But they should feel something - happiness, sadness, excitement, nostalgia.

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When I pick up my camera, I feel all different things.  Mostly, I feel privileged to be the one capturing this moment.  I feel excitement and bliss.

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I see photography as capturing life.  True life.  Not the picture-perfect life so often seen in photos.  But the messy, imperfect, wonderful life.

E.L. Doctorow once said:
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I love to write, and this quote is one of my favorites.  But I like to use it for photography too.  Photography should make you feel as if you're right there laughing with people, sitting in a field of flowers, on top of the highest mountain, or in a creepy awesome house.


You should not just see it, but feel it.

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What is photography to you?

 I'm Abby.  14 year old homeschooled girl.  I sing in the shower.  I'm really short - 5' 1".  I love to capture simplicity in my writing and photography.  Going to Hogwarts is at the top of my to-do list, and so is meeting Flynn Rider. Happy endings are the best.  I love to make people smile.  Come visit me sometime.


  1. love this, abby! your photography is beautiful! :)

  2. this was epic. the end.

  3. First: I love this. You are totally awesome.
    Second: We have the same pants. Just so you know. ;)

  4. Beautiful photos!

  5. oh so beautiful :)

  6. Beautiful pictures. I would like to become a better photographer.

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  7. Hey doll,
    Awsome blog, I love your little bio, I want to go to Hogwarts too!! haha This is a great post and I am loving your blog, I am loving the content of your blog and think it works really well. You have given me loads of inspiration for my blog, which I just love, so thank you for that!! ☺ I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog and really do love it. It would be really cool if we could follow each other? I would also like to invite you to my ‘promote your blog’ challenge I have featured on my blog, where us bloggers are helping one another find more followers and readers. It would be great if you could join in:

    If you have facebook, I would be so so so grateful if you liked my page:

    All the best,

  8. These are absolutely fantastic pictures! All of them! I really like the first three, though!

  9. nice photos!
    for me, it is a way how to express what is on my mind, how to run away to the world of ort where I could be free...

  10. Wow, this is great! You're photography is amazing.

  11. Hey Abby? What editing software do you use? Is it Photoshop?
    Also I love how all your pictures are so smooth and noise-free.


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