“As long as we live we learn and as long as we learn we live”.
I don’t know when I heard this quote and I don’t remember who said it. I certainly didn’t read it on the web. This was something told to me when I was a kid and it made a huge impact on me. The reasons are obvious and I think self explanatory.
Every day is a new day, full of new experiences even if we spend our days in the same office room, doing the same job, or going to the same school day in day out, or riding the same bus, the same train etc. Something always happens and we get to experience something new. No matter how minor or major the experience, we learn something and that means that we exist, we grow, we progress at our own pace. Learning and living, living and learning. Those are two things that complete each other as far as I am concerned and that is what the quote means. But it also means one more thing. That we can learn from anything and anyone because as long as we are alive and our brain is working, we are observing and absorbing our surroundings.
I have two daughters. Both of them use cameras. My oldest daughter Pavlina Papaspyropoulou is now 6 years old and she likes shooting Street Photography sometimes. She has been making Street Photos for a year now and I have been escorting her and observing her. She uses my old SONY DSC-V1, a great 5MP, digital camera, as well as some other pocket cameras that lie around the house just incase someone needs to take a photo. I never thought I would learn new things by looking at her shooting and answering her frequent questions about cameras and Street Photography, but I have and I would like to share with you all 6 Street Photography tips I learned from my 6 year old daughter: