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Importance of Photography

Did you know that a photograph is a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone? Did you also imagine(as I did) a picture that brought you back to that moment and memories of those precious moments remind you of something?

Yes, it's that photograph which deserves all the credit. I'm sure that you'll agree with me that photography is an amazing way to document every moment of our lives so we will have that memory forever. You can look back on the photograph and remember what was special during the time frame it was taken. With photography, you can document each stage in your life journey and the life journey of those important to you. Not only is photography a way to document events in your life, but also document the events of the world that turn into history.

These photographs are important so we don’t forget what took place and for the future generation to have proof. Expressions on the subjects’ faces are captured by a camera, but the photographer’s expression is also captured each time they push the shutter button. You have ideas and photography is a way to bring those ideas to life. Photography allows you to show others the unique perspective that is hidden inside your head. You have a voice and photography is a way to use it. When someone looks at your pictures those pictures speak for you. They tell that person the details about what you’re passionate about. God made every person unique and photography is important to express that uniqueness to yourself and others. We realize photography’s power when we take the right type of pictures. These are the pictures that deep down connect the moment and the person. When we hold an actual print in our hands and look at it we realize amazing things about our existence. Remember, it’s important to capture that because it’s a moment you will never get back and now it is a memory locked in a picture. She continued, “The only way to hold on to those moments is to be able to look back on them. Not through your head since that will fail you no matter how much you think oh I will never forget this moment, it’s so awesome. You will. Let me remind you that photographs are the only way to make sure you don’t forget and help to remind you and help your memory along.

Since we will never get back moments in our life, photography is an important way to gather the moment’s details into a picture we will have forever. To see life, to see the world, to eyewitness great events; to watch the faces of the poor and the gestures of the proud; to see strange things- machines, armies, multitudes, shadows in the jungle and on the moon, to see man's work- his paintings, towers, and discoveries, to see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come... to see and be amazed; to see and be instructed, all these are the most beautiful examples to capture which I could think of. No matter where you go photography plays into your life somehow. We don’t realize how big of an impact photography truly has on us until we see the details of our life hidden in a photograph. When you flip through your photo album and start looking for those details you suddenly realize you are truly blessed.

A photograph keeps a moment frozen in time so we have it forever. Something like joy becomes clearer as we look deeper into the photograph. What you care about shouts from the photograph you took. Photography is important so we don’t look over the special details while we concentrate on the bigger picture of life. Those details make our lives interesting and we don’t want to miss them. “Photographers never stop shooting. Why would you? Life should never stop being interesting (hopefully haha)." Never stop capturing your life, because more adventures wait for you that need to be frozen in time.

By our sweetest member Nidhi Bhan <3

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