Are you thinking about taking up
the hobby of photography? Many who have already discovered
this exciting and fulfilling hobby can tell you the
top ten reasons why photography is so great. Maybe
you will be captivated by this compelling and diverse
art as well.
1. The Challenge of Getting the Perfect Picture
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Sometimes
a hundred shots have to be taken and you have to
try for several days to get just the picture you
want. An individual must have patience, but at the
end of the day a great sense of accomplishment is
felt from capturing the best part.
2. Tell A Story
From beginning to end of a snowball fight, with
people throwing their first snowball and eventually
rolling in the snow and then dusting off, you can
see the event and it tells the story of friendship,
fun and joy of life. Looking at pictures of an old
family farm from its humble beginnings to the growth
and increase over a hundred years it tells a story
of family, hard work and sacrifice. Everyone has
a story, photos can share that story and bring it
3. Express Individuality
A photographer subject matter will reflect their
interests, likes and preferences. A photo can also
reflect the individuality of a subject. The clothes
they choose to wear and the location they want the
pictures shot all show who they are and their personality.
4. Joy and Laughter Increase
Anyone who looks at their first grade picture can
attest to this fact. What is more fun than looking
back at your younger years or seeing the awkwardness
of adolescence? In your later years of life, seeing
a picture of your family working or playing together
warms your heart and lets you remember good times
and better health. A photo lets us travel over the
decades and brings back moments that make us laugh
and carries us through the hard times.
5. See Things Truly As They Are
Somethings are so perfect- the petals of a flower,
the height of a Redwood, the still calm of the lake
at dawn. They draw you in to the grace of nature
and life in purity and simplicity. The sweet smile
of a child reflects the goodness of life and all
the hope for what we can become and achieve. This
is what life is and who we are in it.
6. Solitude of the Dark Room
The magical atmosphere of the dark room leads you
to discover the potential of the photograph. Lightness,
darkness, shadows all are in the control of the
photographer. It is a work done alone with your
ideas and skills combined to bring out the story
of the photo before you.
7. Understand the Emotions of Others
As you look over the events of history and witness
the faces of those who endured the depression or
see victims of the Holocaust you can see in their
eyes what they have endured. Their faces portray
their hearts and hurts and although you were not
there, you understand what they carry with them
a little more.
8. A Gift to Others of Their Most Precious Moments
After the couple returns from the honeymoon one
of the first priorities is to get the wedding photos.
One of the happiest days of their lives is recorded
forever. When someone does something for you that
you can't do for yourself you feel indebted and
forever grateful. It is a special gift to give someone
their special memories and most cherished events.
9. Once You Capture a Moment You Can Display it
From the famous to the personal, photographs reveal
lives of people. Some are placed in history books,
some on the walls of a museum and some in the home.
When they are displayed they are able to reach into
the lives of others and stir emotion and thought.
Photos are meant to be shared and seen.
10. The Only Way You Can Freeze Time
A photo is a moment frozen in time for a person
to enjoy and remember whenever they want. The look,
the expression, the emotion only happen for an instant.
Although someone might carry it in their heart,
with time the memory fades. If a photo is taken
a child is able to see the happiness of their parents
on their wedding day, a parent can see how small
their child was the day they brought them home for
the first time and all the years after as they grew
to adulthood. All the birthdays, first days of school,
vacations and friends can be captured and with you
always. Time and space do not take a loved one from
us when we can see them and the moments we share
About the Author:
Francesca Black enjoys photography as a hobby and
manages content at Future Photo http://www.future-photo.com
and Photo Wizard http://www.photo-wizard.net