The photographer´s eyes

Taking a good photograph is not as easy as it seems. Getting the right angle, the right lighting and the right background all at the same time, needs not just knowledge but patience and the ability to see something that nobody else can see. 

Today we found this abandoned car and had real enjoyment taking photos with it as our background. I love seeing the way in which nature is slowly incorporating it to itself, embracing it with it´s green arms, creating a unique scene of a beauty that not everyone can see.

Nowadays it is really easy to take photos and then change them with the many programs available in the Internet. I ask myself sometimes if what I see in the photo is the reality or a fabricated illusion.

When it comes to people, it is just the same. I am never sure if people really look that way or if they have so changed the photo that at the end they look nothing like what they really are.

Capturing the perfect photo is every photographers dream.

For me the perfect photo is the one that doesn´t really need to be altered at all. The photo that shows life as it is, with its real colours and light.

An amazing photo is the one that shows the person. Through this perfect photo I can see not just the person but something from the photographer too, how they truly feel the moment that they are living. Whether they are happy or sad, having fun or just plain bored.

After taking a photo, I observe it to see what it says to me and what it might say to others.

I truly believe that through a photograph we can see the world as the photographer sees it. Great photos are the ones that provoke emotions on the person looking at the photo. Whether those emotions are happiness, sadness, compassion or empathy.

A great photo should move the person seeing it, whether the subject is an object, an animal or a human being.

For us the most important thing when taking photos is the enjoyment of it, having fun together and being able to laugh at the photos that didn´t quite work out the way we wanted them to.

Taking photos is a great way to have fun and to look at the world around us again, this time with different eyes. The best photos are taken not under pressure but whilst having fun.

Have fun discovering the world around you all over again!

Mohammed and Beatriz

All content and photos are the property of Beatriz Custodio and Mohammed Al Ali.


© 2018 Beatriz Custodio & Mohammed Al Ali

Right Thinking = Positive Thinking

 

Hold onto the right thoughts. Think positive! These are the thoughts that lead you towards success.

Maybe you too are starting out again in life, like we did. Once you made the decision to start again you really need to let go of the past.

It is specially important to let go off the situations and choices made in the past which did not lead to success, whether that was in your professional life or in your family life or even in your relationship life.

It is also crucial to let go of the wrong thoughts, these are those thoughts that lead you to doubt your ability to reach success, to reach your goals and hold you back.

If coping with negative comments and the negativity of others is not easy, then it is also crucial to surround yourself with those people that encourage you in your plans for positive change in your life.

Taking time out to think is of vital importance, choose a place where you feel peaceful, where you can focus and breath in fresh air. Push aside every negative thought and write down the positive thoughts that will encourage you in times of doubt.

Starting afresh in life is not easy. Some of us are forced to start again because of the tragedies in our lives, others make that choice because they are not happy or satisfied with their life as it is.

Whatever the reason, the right thoughts are already an achievement! Focus on positive thinking!

(All photos and content are the property of Beatriz Custodio & Mohammed Al Ali.

Copyright 2018 Mohammed Al Ali & Beatriz Custodio)