About the Parallax Life

There is just the illusion of control over life. ~ Dawn Mamikunian

Hey there! Welcome to the Parallax Life Blog. Je m’appelle Heather and I love traveling cheap, taking photos / getting paid for it, teaching photography workshops, meeting new people, snuggling cats, kissing babies, drinking good coffee, snowboarding and listening to heavy metal in the mornings.

A Parallax Life blogger and photographer Heather McKay with a Nikon Camera

I don’t know about you, but as I age I wonder… whatever happened to that person I was in college? What happened to that unconventional life I always thought I was meant to lead? Why is life so boring? How can I be a better person?

These are just a  few of my struggles with this Parallax Life!

par·al·lax definition:

ˈperəˌlaks/
noun
the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a camera.
the angular amount of parallax in a particular case, especially that of a star viewed from different points in the earth’s orbit.

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plural noun: parallaxes
My passion is in highlighting unconventional thinking, champion under dogs and help others with their world domination plans.

There are things we are told all of our lives that are utter bullshit and hold us all back from true inspiration and happiness.

Life is a series of missteps, misunderstandings, misinformation and missed opportunities. Sometimes that is a good thing and sometimes… not so good.

What does the parallax definition mean to me? As a photographer, parallax is what happens when you look through the viewfinder of a camera and the lens captures the same scene, yet just slightly off. What the viewfinder and what the lens sees are actually different.

This is a metaphor for life.

Best laid plans and all of that.
Take the image of me above. It’s not really me. Well, it is me, but it is me from 2010 when I was doing P90X workouts every single day.
This is what I look like now, even though I still workout (just not every day).
about Parallax Life blogger and photographer Heather McKay

In a nutshell, this is my idea of a Parallax Life: not what you thought it would be.

Care to join me on this wild ride? Do you have an idea of what the parallax definition means to you in your life? Send me an email or leave a comment so we can discuss your struggles on the blog! In the meantime, subscribe for updates via email for the latests posts and promotions and check out my stock photography right hear at Adobe Stock.