Thursday, January 31, 2013
Why do we take Photographs?
How many times have you gone to a friend or family member’s home and picked up a photo album? Probably not. If you’re like me, you probably turned through the pages of that photo album and re-lived some of the memories you saw in the pictures. It didn’t matter that the photos were probably taken by an amateur photographer. The photos did the job of capturing those memories.
Professionals do it to get paid. It’s how they pay the bills. It’s how they put food on the table. It’s how they take care of their families. But, they also have a love for photography. It’s that love that drives photographers to keep shooting pictures.
Moments happen all the time and they can happen fast. A kitten pouncing on a ball of yarn. A wave crashing against the shore. The swing from a batter at a baseball game. Photography freezes these moments so we can take the time to enjoy them.
Have you ever seen a photograph that just made you stop and look? Many times, the subject of a photo is so powerful, it doesn’t matter if it was taken by a professional or amateur photographer. The stories these photos tell can sometimes have the ability to overshadow any technical ability of the photographer. Think of photos of tragedies such as natural disasters and war. These stories can also be more personal, such as the photos taken at your wedding.
Improving As A Photographer
I’m sure you can agree with many of the things I’ve written about our love of photography. I also feel it’s safe to say that many photographers wish they could improve their ability with a camera.So get out your camera and go capture some memories! Go capture the moments that happen around you! Tell stories with your images! Continually improve your photography! Most importantly, share your images with others. Because your photography can not only inspire you, but it can inspire others as well.
This article is written by Jason Pryor.