This may sound crazy, but my camera breaking may be the best thing that could have ever happened to my photography. Here's why... I've never been a technical photographer (I'm still not); my strength as a photographer has always been my natural eye for spotting pretty scenes or details. And sometimes I'm able to capture the scene through my camera lens exactly the way I wanted to. But other times, if I snap a photo and it doesn't come out of the camera quite like I saw it in real life, my editing skills have never been good enough to accurately recreate the depth, contrast and lighting that I saw with the naked eye. That has forced me to only use the photos that turned out great from the beginning, while leaving behind the ones that didn't come out quite like I had hoped. Now, while I still have insane amounts to learn, my camera being out of commission has forced me to dive into some older photos that I never had the skill or courage to edit properly. Thankfully (and slowly) I am learning how to bring them back to life. It's been really fun and super rewarding for me, and I cannot wait until my camera is fixed so that I can finally use my improving skillset on some brand new photos to share with you!
"All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune."
-Henry David Thoreau