Photography can enhance your life greatly if you have the right camera and vision. There are several benefits to developing an interest in photography, which are listed below.
1. IMMORTALITY IS AFFORDED BY PHOTOGRAPHY
Are you still not convinced? See what your mom or grandmother had around the house in terms of old photographs. (No, Cousin Ann, I don’t care who it is.) I mean, it has their names on the back, but I’m not quite sure just where they fit in the family tree. I have a picture of a newlywed couple in 1911 in my china cabinet, and I have no idea who they are. My opinion is that it’s cool. I remember how stiff and formal they looked back then! The way these natural photos are taken today is so different from how they were taken in the past. There will be many pictures of me smiling or laughing that will be immortalised.
2. YOU CAN CAPTURE YOUR LIFE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
You have childhood pictures, children’s pictures, and grandchildren’s pictures. Life can be documented and preserved, from the very first smile to the very first step to the very first date. By capturing personal communication, we save it from extinction.
When taking a picture, I often notice something I didn’t notice when taking the picture. A child’s smile or an arm around a lover can be captured in a moment that would have been lost forever if it wasn’t caught.
The moment of “connection” or the child saying, “Puhleeeese, I’m soooo sick of you taking those stupid pictures,” are both conveyed for eternity. Photographed. You will never lose them.
3. YOU CAN ELIMINATE STRESS WITH PHOTOGRAPHY
If you focus instead on the petals of a flower, the wings of a butterfly, the graceful curves of a majestic mountain, or the dimples of a baby, how much can you concentrate on that all-consuming problem?
Feel free to do so. Before and after spending just 30 minutes focusing on getting the perfect shot, measure your blood pressure. It will amaze you how much difference it makes.
Rinse and repeat often to improve overall health. There’s no need to worry. There won’t be a solution to the problem. Whenever you’re ready to start worrying again, it’ll still be there.
4. YOU CAN BE INSPIRED BY PHOTOGRAPHY
Taking photographs of my sister’s kids was what motivated her (slowly) to become a professional photographer. Taking pictures of newborns in nets that appear to hang from the sky is one of her favourite things to do. Her favourite thing is to take a couple and show them their shared love in romantic ways.
Seeing her come up with new ideas has inspired my own creativity. The road I was walking on one day had many cracks in it, for instance. My shadow was cast forward by the sun behind me. While discussing how to capture the strength of this particular couple’s union on the phone, I mentioned the cracks all around them (symbolising life in general). Shadows, however, were solid. It illustrated how life could not “crack” their union and how strong their union was.
5. YOU CAN MAKE A CAREER OUT OF PHOTOGRAPHY IF YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT
It is possible to earn a living as a photographer. You’ve probably seen pictures on billboards, in magazines, or on TV, but imagine every one of them was taken by someone. You can learn more than I could ever tell you through schools, classes, books, and websites. Take advantage of your entire life. Wouldn’t it be great if you could pursue a part-time career?