Tuesday 23 February 2016


Reader Emily shares her love of photography with DREAMCATCHER in today's post about awesome and inspiring hobbies...

Emily says:
I think I have always had a love of photography. When I was in Reception we learned how to take pictures, and while everyone else was taking photos of their shoes, I remember actually looking at shapes and objects to make a cool image. I took some pretty good pictures for a five year old! I don't have those old pictures now, and over the years I stopped thinking about photography until I was nine and got my first iPod. The thing I was most excited about was the camera element! I ran straight outside and ended up taking about 300 pictures of just one flower! I used up all my picture storage within a day and my mum and stepdad were not happy with me, to say the least!

That novelty did wear off, but when I got an iPhone 5S for my fourteenth birthday things stepped up once again. My stepdad told me the camera on it was really good, so I tried it out and discovered he was right. When Christmas rolled around I was fascinated by the lights on the trees and the candles... the different qualities of light had me hooked!

Right now, photography is just a hobby, but I am choosing my options soon and I am hoping to take photography as a GCSE. My step-mum's friend is an amateur photographer, and she has looked at my work and says I have some potential; other people have also said my pictures show promise, which gives me a boost! I've heard that photography is not an easy GCSE to take, so I will take that into consideration, but it's not every day you get the chance to study your passion! I think photography helps you to see the world in a new way. If I don't take it as a GCSE subject I will follow it as a hobby anyway. It's my favourite way of passing the time when I'm feeling bored, and it also gets me off social media! Whether you try it as a hobby or as something more serious, I definitely recommend photography!

Cathy says:
Love these photographs... I might be asking Emily to take some pics for the DREAMCATCHER blog in future! Are YOU an avid photographer? COMMENT BELOW to have your say!


  1. I would love to learn more about photography as I find it really interesting and love the things you can do with it. Xx ❤️

  2. Love this post! The pictures are FAB xxx

  3. I love photography as it is so cool how you can snapshot all your memory's then edit them to make it better. My camera isn't so great though, as it is a Vivitar Beginner so I cannot take that many great shots on it. It does have tons of memory. I'm talking thousands of pictures. On mine, the video does not record sound. Luckily we are not talking videography!(Is that a word?) I'm also really bad at deciding, (luckily I have A LOT of years till GCSE's. A LOT) so I'd probably take it as a hobby, but a good hobby at that. If you have just started photography, I recommend my camera (Vivitar Beginner here is the link http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4180737.htm they have updated it) Just thought I'd put that out there... XXX

    BTW Emily you are an amazing photographer!!!!

  4. I got my first camera for my 7th birthday. Every year we go to France and I used to take loads of photos. But I've lost my camera in my bedroom and I am really upset. I have some photos on there which mean a lot to me!

  5. WOW!!!There amazing,love them.I'm also into photography and since i got my Iphone i haven't stopped taking pictures!!!



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