Why Eye of The Beholder?

Why Eye of the Beholder?? 

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I chose photography because it’s something I’m deeply and truly passionate about. There’s nothing that’s more honest that work produced from the heart 🙂

This brand represents many personal things to me. The images within these blogs have been taken by myself and I have many fond memories attached to most of them.

I want a degree of emotion and enjoyment for my followers when going through my blog posts. People who have the same interests in the images I capture. These people would understand the level of feeling behind my photography, as well as the work put into the capturing 🙂

Within deeper meaning behind my blog posts, I hope to also satisfy the needs of followers by providing a few tips and tricks as far as capturing great images goes! I’d like to help inspire other people who enjoy photography and possibly help followers discover something new 🙂

What does it mean to have your own personal brand?

This is a way to market ourselves, our blogs and setting the impression of ourselves for others. This is a representation of ourselves on social media sources! Especially in business situations, It’s so important to have a good personal brand to promote whatever it is you’re wanting to reflect. Here are a few great tips I read online and wanted to share:

Here are a few things you can do to manage your personal brand:

  1. ‘Be clear about the image you intend to project. If you have more than one message you run the risk of confusing people about what you are all about.
  2. Make certain your brand message is consistent across all platforms. For instance, your resume and LinkedIn profile must be in sync.
  3. Back up any broad statements with objective proof. Show numbers, dates, etc. of what you have done the backs up your claim.
  4. Keep it brief. Can you state your value proposition in 10 words or less? If not, you run the risk of being forgettable — the death knell of any brand.’

Taken from:  (https://www.workitdaily.com/personal-brand/ )

Any followers who are wanting to start up any social platforms, or wanting to create your own personal brands, I hope this information helps 🙂

And remember…Happy snapping 🙂 x

 

 

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Powerful Images

Have you ever looked at an image and wondered what went on at the exact moment that image was taken? Well, I’ve done that countless times. Recently I was looking for some images for a possible project I would like to do in the future and I came across some really interesting and heart-stopping images. A few of these images lead me to tears. There is a bit of graphical content within this blog post, so please, viewer discretion advised.

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 ‘Somayeh Mehri (29) and her daughter Rana Afghanipour (3) give each other a kiss. After being disfigured in an acid attack, they say others don’t like to kiss them. ‘

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Family are there for us through thick and thin. Family don’t care what you look like, what you’ve been through, they are there for you no matter what.

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A boy rescues his sister from underneath the rubble of their home in Syria. 

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I couldn’t express enough how lucky I am to live in a country where this would be highly unlikely to happen. I couldn’t give enough thanks for the life that I lead and the safety of living in a country where crime is petty and safety is a luxury.

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Happy couple in Thailand.

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Love truly has no boundaries. Finding someone who will love us for the simple beings we can be.

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Little Guarani girl holds on tight to a dead rat.

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Sometimes we don’t understand why, but sometimes we don’t really have to. What this picture is about, is beyond me. The expression on this precious child’s face gives the impression that she is full of love, and how beautiful a thing is it to discover love and kindness from so young.

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Rwandan boy left scarred after being liberated from a death camp.

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Liberation. How many of us would be able to say that our freedom was taken from us? I couldn’t begin to imagine this young man’s feeling of liberation!! So powerful.

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Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

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To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to see yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are.“     

Anne Lamott

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Siberian family meal

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I can’t say that by the time I got to the image above, I hadn’t burst into tears. These images display such powerful emotion!!! Such an overwhelming gratefulness for life! Loving life for what it is! Loving OURSELVES for who we are as individuals! Thanking our loved ones for always being there for us when we need them! Being thankful for the food we can receive! Being grateful for our LIBERATION!!!

I wasn’t present for any of the photographing of these images, however, I feel just by looking at these images, that I was there, captured in those moments. Again, the power of photography is astounding!!

Thank you for reading x

 

 

Good friends are like stars, you may not always see them but you know they’re always there!

Today I give thanks to all people I have crossed paths with in this life! I give thanks to the friends who weren’t really ‘friends’. I give thanks to the people who have taught me lessons in life, but most importantly, I give thanks to those people I have met along the way, amongst my journey to the path I follow right now 🙂 I have met so many wonderful people and sometimes people can make life worth living, without anything else. People who put a smile on your face when we need it most. People who are always there for you, even when they don’t know what to say. Sometimes it’s not all about what they can say, it’s about just being there in silence.

Today, I give personal thanks to one of my favourite people in this lifetime. A friend of mine who has been by my side through the darkest times, and who I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the happy times with.

Today, I celebrate her, my friend, my soulsister xx

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

— C.S. Lewis

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 “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” 

— Henry David Thoreau

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 “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” 

— Irish Proverb

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 “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

― Muhammad Ali

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 “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” 

— Amy Poehler

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship

Let’s take some snaps of the people we love. The people we share life with. The people who are the reason we can be who we are 🙂 Happy snapping x

My tribute to photography quotes

This week, I will be adding Images that will inspire us as photographers 🙂 A few words of wisdom…

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Here are a few beautiful photography quotes I have come across recently that I’ve been wanting to share…

  • “In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
    — Alfred Stieglitz
  • “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
    — Robert Frank
  • “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”
    — Anonymous
  • “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
    — Aaron Siskind
  • “We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”
    — Ralph Hattersley
  • “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”
    — Don McCullin
  • “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
    — Edward Steichen
  • “It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
    — Paul Caponigro
  • “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
    — Andy Warhol
  • “Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
    — Diane Arbus

And last, but certainly not least, to finish off this blog post, here is the last quote of the day-

 

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.”
— Unknown

…exactly what I’ve just done here 🙂 Sharing is caring, beautiful images and heartwarming inspirational quotes deserve to be shared 🙂 Happy snapping x