Life Through a Lens

The human eye is amazing. The way it looks. The emotion it evokes. The complexity. All of it, truly amazing.

If you're around my age or older, you've probably used a disposable "eye." You may even be reading this on something with an "eye."

While study of the eye had little to do with the invention of cameras, it's a wonder how many similarities they share.

For example, when it's too bright the pupil dilates letting less light into the eye. Cameras, well lenses, are similar in the way they control the aperture. Eyelids equate to the shutter. The sensor, your retina. Pretty cool huh?

Part of my Sophomore year's coursework consisted of learning about cameras and the eye, but it's amazing how we forget things that aren't consistent in our lives.

It has all started coming back to me after starting my new passion. Photography. I can't help loving it, even if it's only been a few months.

The possibility of being a life-long student intrigues me to no end. There will always be something new to learn, a new technique to try or a new location, hopefully with the sun out (may have to get out of London for this one).

I love hunting for new, unexplored places. Amazingly, there seems to be infinite possibilities in London. I can't always get a stellar shot everywhere I go, but the experience is priceless. International exploration coming soon!

Sometimes the rain can be your friend in #london!! #nightphotography

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To be honest, I wonder what I look like when I scope out a new location. I swear I'm not Bob Lee Swagger setting up for the shot.

Getting started hasn't been the easiest, but it's a welcomed challenge. I'm really looking forward to seeing the sun in London or it being light after 4pm!

I do admit to taking pictures that hurt my eyes. I couldn't help it! I could show you one or two that would make you feel something like "the spins."

I've started a 500px page for the photos I've spent a little time editing. I also put quick and dirty photos on Instagram. Let me know what you think!

Until next time...

P.S. I should have pictures from my Thailand trip when I get back!

Going to be a Festival of Lights on here for the next few days. Such a good time at #lumiereldn

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The Stranger and Ben

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