These 9 reasons will totally convince you that photography is an amazing skill to develop. I’m sure of it. If you’re into photography already, read on and share this with your friends and family and share with them what you feel with the camera in your hands! Maybe after reading this, everyone will feel that they should get into photography. And Yes! You should – even if you never ever do it professionally. Being a photographer just means you really love photography.
Read this and embrace photography!
- CAPTURE A MEMORY THAT YOU CAN HAVE FOREVER
With a photo you can capture a moment, and have it forever. We take that idea for granted, with photography being so universal these days. But seriously just take a second to appreciate that. Imagine that photography was not invented yet, how better would we capture our memories?
- NOTICE THE DETAILS
Photography changes the way you see things. It’s actually quite an incredible transformation to experience. Suddenly you notice light, shapes, colours, textures, people, buildings, trees, and flowers. Everything around you looks different when you start to see the world as a photographer.
- SEE THE BEAUTY IN THE EVERY DAY
Once you start noticing the minute details of life around you, you will inevitably start to see how much beauty is all around you. You will even see beauty even in the most ordinary or unexpected places. When you start to derive happiness from seeing some particularly awesome light, you’ll realize that photography has changed your everyday experience.
- LIVE IN THE PRESENT
With the help of photography, you will see details and notice the beauty around you. This will help you to truly live in the present. When you shoot you have to be aware of everything if you want to capture it. You can’t be thinking about the movie you watched last night, or what you’re going to have for dinner. Photography focuses you on the moment, which is incredibly valuable!
- DOCUMENT YOUR FAMILY
The reason why people take pictures even if they are not interested in photography is because they love their family and want to capture every moment of their kids, old parents and even their beloved pets. This alone is worth learning all we can about photography.
- EXPRESS YOURSELF
Every photograph has an essence of you. No picture can be captured without leaving your impression on the image. Your unique viewpoint can do more than just showing people how you see the world. Photography also lets you express yourself—your opinions and beliefs and your unique and beautiful way you view the world. You do this by choosing what you photograph, and how you represent it. This aspect of your photography changes as you change. You get a sense of what a photographer is like as a person by looking at their body of work.
- TELL A STORY
Photography is a fantastic, unique way to tell a story. Whether you’re telling a story with one image, a sequence, a series, or an entire portfolio, the possibilities are endless. Just ask yourself what story you want to tell, and photography can get you there.
- REMEMBER SOMEONE WHO HAS PASSED AWAY
After someone has passed, photos of them become treasured items. Without getting too morbid, everyone will die, and photos are potentially the best way to preserve the image and spirit of a person.
- CAPTURE A FEELING, NOT JUST AN APPEARANCE
Photographs can show more than just how something looked. They can capture how something felt. Especially if the photographer felt it themselves. This is a great way to show the world what is in you and provide a different viewpoint through which the world can see your subject.