Somewhere on the Zambezi river

Somewhere on the Zambezi river

Somewhere on the Zambezi river

The garden of Eden right on earth!

I went in Zambia in 2012 to see Victoria falls and a safari with my best friend. We took a boat tour over the Zambezi river at the border of Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

A island is situated here in the middle of the river, free of human presence on the ground. Tourists can only turn around this island on boats without putting a feet on the ground.

Consequently wild life there is lush with a lot of elephants, hippo, crocodile, antilop and so many birds everywhere! You can also meet a lot of people with their camera taking pictures all the time.

This is one thing I don’t understand. I see more and more people taking pictures permanently with their eye in the viewfinder.

They don’t even see the landscapes with their eyes, only thru a lens and the camera. I find it so sad. If someone can tell me why they do that, I’d be glad to understand!

On my side, I can’t take more than 30 or 40 photos a day. I need first to see thru my eyes and be inspired. I take pictures only once I consider having seen enough with my eyes!Look!

This is a completly different approach. I think that people should learn to see thru their own eyes and think more about their photography! It’s a big mistake to think that your camera can see better than your eyes.

Nothing can do better than nature, a photography is only an artifical render of the reality and won’t never be as good as what your eyes can capture!

This is just a personal thought, but you, what do you think? Do you agree? How is your way to take pictures? Let’s share our thoughts below in the comments! 

2 Comments on Somewhere on the Zambezi river

  1. For me, I take pictures at times without hesitation. A scene, example a pattern of pink and yellow sunset clouds, might be only seen once in a million years! I feel so embarrassed to not have a professional camera and see sights like this every day!!!

    • I understand! I don’t know for you, but on my side I’m always disappointed when I take a picture of something stunning and that later I see the result on my screen. It’s never as beautiful as I had in mind!
      That’s why so many “photographers” use Photoshop, trying to recreate something unreal. But for me, it’s not photography anymore 🙂
      As I told you, you don’t need a professional camera to start with… just buy a casual camera and work your framing. It doesn’t really matter having a great camera if you never had it with you.
      That’s why we say that the best camera is the one you always have with you! So, just buy one 🙂

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