Perspective is a word that we photographers use quite a bit. It simply means looking at the subject of your focus from a different point of view or different angle and capturing the image in such a way that the photograph will give the viewer a unique look at the subject. I love this photo I took of a sand volleyball court with my picnic blanket in the foreground. I could have just stood in front of the volleyball court and taken a photo of the net, but I have learned that one of the keys to making good photographs is looking at my subject from different angles or points of view to capture a unique perspective. It makes for more interesting photography. Photography has truly changed the way I look at things. I often say that I view my physical world through a lens.
For the last month the Lord has really been dealing with me on the issue of self-discipline. I've written a couple of posts about it. And today as I think about this word perspective, and what it means to me as a photographer, I have begun to wonder if I can use perspective to change my attitude in regards to self-discipline or anything else I am tackling. I've been looking at things all wrong. I've been looking at them from the same perspective I always have, thus the reason I've been getting the same results. So I've challenged myself to look at things from a different perspective. To put myself in a different set of shoes so to speak, and take a look at what it is I am doing. I wonder, is there anything in your life that you have been trying to tackle the same old way and you find yourself getting nowhere? Maybe changing your perspective and looking at the situation differently will help.
Today, I'm joining Five Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and asked to write for five minutes flat without working about making our post perfect. Today's word prompt was PERSPECTIVE.