Why Photography Matters
Taking photos is a sport for a few, a hobby for some, and a profession for others. Regardless of the reason for taking photos, it is clear that they are all important. People have been taking images and still continue in our modern times. The overarching reason is that they are essential and a central part of our lives.
In this post, we consider a few reasons that explain why photos matter now and in the future.
1. Photography Evokes Emotions
We go through difficult patches in our lives such as battling depression or the death of a loved one. Photos of quiet natural sceneries will evoke emotions of peace, tranquility, and serenity. As you see those images, it will be therapeutic and inside there will be a consolation that things will be good someday. Even the photos of a blue sky or a vast ocean can bring feelings so special to you.
2. Photos Reveal What Matters To Us
In a world full of clutter, photos stand out as one of the most important assets. If you are like me, you will carry those special photos to a vacation. These photos remind us of people that have been in our lives in our various life events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, trips among others. They also show the places have visited over the years, which mean a lot to us.
3. Photography Is A Source Legacy
Looking at photos taken maybe a decade ago brings to memory the context of the event, how life was like then and how things have changed over time. Better still, photos are left behind as a legacy of your life. For example, children may want to know the school, friends, and the environment that their parents grew up in. No narration can bring such vividness the photos preserved.
4. Photos Communicate Volumes Of Words
Take an example of a malnourished child in Africa out in the hot sun. Out of that image, you can understand a lot more. You will see poverty, pain, and struggles. You will be sympathetic, maybe, and ask yourself enough questions. That is the power of photography. It is a complex language that most of us understand and appreciate. Now, and in the future, photography will continue to communicate and connect thousands of people in the world.
5. Photos Make You Artistic
Most people believe that art is given to a special group of people. However, with the ability to see something spectacular and take an image of it makes you an artist. It makes you feel good that you can create a moment and build a legacy. It affirms your confidence and it improves your esteem to even take more images.
Photography matters to us because it defines moments and individuals that are important in our lives, helps us leave a legacy and makes us artists. Better still, photos communicate, evoke various emotions and feelings and help us navigate through those rough patches of our lives serenely. For the above and many other reasons, photography will continue being a part of our lives.