Yasmine Photography's post on Goodwall - This is my first time joining this site , I'm so proud to be here with any great people. In this moment let me introduce my self. My name is NDEY YASSIN CEESAY my age is 21 years, I'm a student in GAMBIA 🇬🇲 studying IT known as information technology ..I would like to share my story as a photographer ..I have a passion for documenting my life with stores that accompany them. I love the fact that pictures capture the sweetest moments and sometimes bitter ones too. Well, but that’s life. Pictures can manifest emotions that words cannot. Photographs allow me to express emotions that I might not be able to express verbally. I held my smartphone when I was around 15 years old and since then I have never let go. It was a gift from mum and I remember how happy I was when I got it. Like the majority of mums, she was snapping everything (and still does) and recording every small achievement as well as every embarrassing mom In the beginning I have to admit that my shots were not that great but as I grew older and read more about it. That was when I started to apply all the tips I learn in every picture I took. During my teenage years my phone adventures were mostly focused on taking photos of family members and adventures with friends but now that I am older the focus has shifted. From experience I can say that when you start taking photography seriously you will never see things the same again. From the minute that your goal becomes to take great shots, you can count on changing your lifestyle. You start waking up early or driving long distances to find the best lightning and a picturesque setting. I think photography is one of the most expensive hobbies, especially when you start buying the latest cameras and its lenses and flashes. But one might ask why photography is so special? I have a very long list of why I think photography is important but I narrowed it down for your sake. With a photo you can capture a moment that will last forever. You can notice a number of details that you don’t see in real life. Share things that you are passionate about with those around you. Photography is an awesome story telling method. Takes you somewhere you have never been and on a journey of emotions. Aim for quality rather than quantity Keep an eye out for moments Always look for layers Even the people who don’t like pictures taken of themselves have things that they like taking pictures of. I have never met anyone who hates all kind of photographs and I don’t think I ever will.. You can notice a number of details that you don’t see in real life. Appreciate the beauty in everyday things Share things that you are passionate about with those around you. Helps you forget your worries and everything that stresses you. It is a very nice way of being creative. Photography is an awesome story telling method.