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At first, photography was a way to capture the typical, pretty things the universe has created. The typical people, places, and flowers that are stereotypically beautiful. But as I took pictures of those things, I realized the amount of potential those things have, which isn’t that much. I got bored of my pictures looking like everyone else’s on social media. But I finally found the reason why I was drawn to photography. It isn’t about the beautiful things that have been created, it’s about the beautiful things that I can create. Everyone has different ideas of what makes a good picture. The perspective I give to my images; from the candid expressions I get from friends to looking at small things from an interesting standpoint to capturing memories make my view on the world unique. Not only is photography capturing a lovely photo, but it is capturing memories that happen in our lives. It is a way of looking back at good or bad times that make up who we are. It helps us to reconnect with ourselves. All art forms can capture this, but photography is my special way of capturing memories.