Being a photographer is seriously awesome. There are about a thousand reasons why, but I’ve compiled 10 really fantastic ones for your reading pleasure.
Now, why would I bother taking the time to write this massive list?
Well, maybe you’re just curious about photography, but aren’t sure if you should really dive into it. Fair warning, these reasons will totally convince you that photography is an amazing skill to develop. I’m sure of it.
After you read all these reasons you’ll probably be even more inspired by this medium, and be excited to get out and shoot more. Who knows, maybe you’ll get an idea or two for a new photo project. I saw that in me.
Here’s the deal. I think everyone should get into photography. (Yes, everyone). You don’t ever have to do it professionally just do it as a passion or just hobbie. Being a photographer just means you really love photography. And hopefully after reading all of these, you’ll see that it can give you more than you ever imagined.
One last note before we jump in. These reasons aren’t meant to be the exact way they are just the ideas which come to our mind . We actually just wrapped up a giveaway, and asked the question “why have I chosen photography at the first place?”.
The Memory catcher
With a photo we can capture a moment, and have it forever. With photography being so ubiquitous these days. But seriously just take a second to appreciate that. If we did that in Ancient Greece they’d call us an Alchemist or a sorcerer. Photography changes the way we see things. It’s actually quite an incredible transformation to experience. Suddenly we notice light, shapes, colors, textures, people, buildings, trees and flowers. Everything around you looks different when we start to see the world as a photographer.
The beauty of Mother Nature and her Creation
Once we start noticing details, we inevitably start to see the beauty around us. We can see beauty in the most ordinary and unexpected places. When we start to derive happiness from seeing some particularly awesome light, we’ll realize, it’s the photography which changed our way of vision and gave us the wings to fly within the diverged beauty of nature.
Live the Present- as it is the gift
It’s ability to help us see details and notice the beauty around us, helps us to truly live in the present. When we shoot we have to be aware of everything if we want to capture it. we can’t be thinking about the movie we watched last night, or what we’re going to have for dinner. Photography focuses us on the now and the present moment. And when we achieve that moment we will fascinated.
Capture the smiles
Kids are an amazing photographic subject. They see the world differently, and often express a lot more love and emotion than adults. Being able to capture that is both a fantastic photographic challenge, and a profound learning experience.
Express your perspective
Every person has a unique perspective which can go further than just showing people how we see a scene. Photography also lets us express ourselves. we do this by choosing what we photograph, and how we represent it. This aspect of our photography is ever-changing as we change.
TELL A STORY
Photography is a fantastic story-telling medium. Whether we’re telling a story with one image, a sequence, a series, or an entire portfolio, the possibilities are endless. Every picture whether it’s a bad picture or a good picture but a story is behind every picture we take, we just need to nourish that in a creative way.
Photography involves a lot of introspection over the course. The deeper we get, the more we realize that it’s all about what we are interested in, how we feel about it, and what we want to say to the people who view our work. As we shoot, we learn more about ourselves, what we value, and how we see the world.
Appreciate other photographers
History is filled with incredible photographers. The more we learn about photography, the more we appreciate their work. What makes Steve McCurry’s work so great? Why is Ansel Adams known as the Pioneer of Monochrome? Why Henri Cartier Bresson has the name of “King of street photography”? Learning more gives us more enjoyment.
Photographing someone is an intimate experience. we connect with people in a completely unique way with a camera in hand and our full attention on them. It’s easier to talk, easier to just look at them—seriously, it’s cool. It’s especially wonderful when we photograph someone we love. There’s something pretty special about being able to help people while doing something we’re passionate about. Photography is like that. Through volunteering we can give something of immense value to those who will really appreciate it.
If you want to be a photographer, go out of your home- Steve McCurry.