Why is photography important?
This is a question we all have at some point or the other. In the end what is the reason we are getting up at 4 am to take pictures of the sunrise even when we’re warm and relaxed in sleeping? Why do we have to spend countless days reworking our compositions or understanding the basics of photography instead of watching TV or having a drink with our acquaintances?
Some days, when we’re not creative whatsoever and hitting the shutter button is the most difficult thing ever yet we are able to keep pushing and push the shutter button despite all the odds. Is there something about photography that makes it so appealing?
What is it that keeps us going?
In this post I’ll share six reasons that I believe Dundee photography is important. Hope these tips give you clarity and drive and encourage you to shoot photos even when you feel that everything is meaningless and that you need to get rid of your camera for good.
Let’s get started.
1. Our photos tell us what is important to us.
If you ask people about what items they would like to save from their burned home One of the most frequently mentioned answers is a picture album or computer that contains all their digital photos.
Interesting, isn’t it? We’d snap photos over expensive jewelry, even during times of stress.
The desire to preserve the memories we have stored is a powerful force one that can tell us a lot about the significance that photography plays in the lives of people and is a testament to our need to preserve the most memorable moments of our lives into photographs.
We record the most significant moments and people that have shaped our lives. The celebrations of birth and weddings, birthdays, and anniversary celebrations, new homes are all recorded since they are significant.
Photos tell our story, a time-line of our lives, filled with the people and places we cherish. They tell our story, that we then tell others about.
The hundreds of photos we capture combine to create an account about our life.
2. Images are part of our heritage
I can remember being on a train when it passed by a playground where kids were waiting in awe for their annual school picture. The front row were the teachers. Behind them thousands of kids were cleanly dressed and dressed. For a brief moment the whole assembly was in motion. We moved through at the exact moment that the photographer hit the shutter.
In unison, the massive group dispersed as children broke free from their imposed immobility. The neat rows disintegrated, and broke into smaller groups who were playing with balls or huddled together with buddies.
The children did not realize that the image was going to live on for a long time. In a few generations the photo from school could appear among old photos in the attic, and someone could look for their grandfather amongst the fresh young faces.
Photographs are important because they capture the moments of our lives which go by without a trace and seem to be of no importance to us in the moment. What is the significance behind a photograph could not be ours but it could be used by others looking for the person we was or locations we once visited.
Each photograph can be a tiny piece of a puzzle that makes up the overall view that we have of ourselves.
3. Images are more than just a record.
Photography is the most beautiful and most generous side of us the desire to share what we consider fascinating and beautiful with others.
Just look at the plethora of photo sharing sites to witness this inclination at work which allows millions of people to are sharing their own, personal and sometimes humorous perspectives on their world.
Also, our pictures can be a way to share our lives with strangers. What’s this?
4. Photography makes us artists
Photography lets us express ourselves in an artistic form. We are struck by a beautiful scene as well as an older man’s slender face, and we’re looking to take a picture of the beauty.
Every person has an individual motive to snap a picture and we all have a desire to make something.
No matter how boring our 9-to-5 lives might be, the making of an image is what makes us feel like an artist. It’s satisfying.
5. Photography is a complicated language
Our photos can communicate happiness and sadness, joy and compassion. Every emotion that human beings experience has an outlet in photography.
In the past I didn’t appreciate my photos of decrepit landscapes since I believed there is no beauty in an area with dull colours and a dull blue sky. I wanted the landscape to be vibrant with life and color.
The absence of color in the landscape forces you to look for other aspects that typically remain unnoticed by bright light. It could be the natural symmetry of hills, or a tree sticking in an enclave of thousands.
To elaborate further:
I’ve been depressed throughout my adulthood I have suffered from depression for a long time, and photography provides me with an outlet to express my feelings that I cannot express with no words. There is a terribly inadequate language for people suffering from mental illness, however, photography has enabled me to create visual language to describe the most challenging emotions.
6. Photography can change us
Photography can captivate us and directly touch our feelings.
On a deeper level photography can teach us about a variety of emotions. Grief can erase the brightness and life’s color. There is no way to make these things back. We must be patient. While we wait to see patterns and patterns that remain in the greyness. They will bring us back to the color eventually. In times of deep sorrow in my own life I’ve used images to express my desire to see color return.
Photography, at its finest is a powerful art form that is able to touch our feelings. It lets us share our stories and show other people our perspective of the world that surrounds us.
The importance of photography Why photography is important
I hope you’ve now got an idea of the various reasons why photographers are interested in photography and the reason why photography is crucial.
It’s time to ask:
Why is photography important?