Life is lived in moments. It is the summation of these moments that make up our entire life. Experiences, adventures, lessons; almost everything was once a moment in time. The saying ‘Time and tide wait for no man’ is true in this context. What you live today will never come back tomorrow or ever. Given the nature of our lives, we humans are sentimental creatures. Almost every one of us loves to immortalize special moments. Now just imagine, if there was no way to do so, no camera’s, phone’s or even drawing material.
Yes, you see how difficult it’ll be right. That is the monumental importance of photography in our lives. Photography gives you the power to immortalize rapidly passing moments. These precious experiences, caught on camera, can be relived over and over again. Let’s say, photography’s importance lies in the fact that it gives us the power to live the best moments of our life again.
Given the obvious importance of photography; here are some reasons which make it a truly key aspect in life.
Photography is Zen
Much like hunting or fishing, a true photographer takes his time when capturing a moment. Candid photos, as we call them today, are an example of this. The best seconds in life are those that often don’t make it to the camera roll. Well, that’s unless you hire someone to do the job for you. Photography is Zen because it makes the photographer focus all his attention in the present moment. Even a second of absent-mindedness can cost the loss of a great captured moment.
Helps with concentration
Photography is Zen and when something helps you stay aware of your surroundings, it also helps you stay focused. By becoming a photographer, you will also gain a lot of concentration power.
Can tell you a lot about your mind
A picture speaks a thousand words. Yes, each picture is literally an interpretation of life by the photographer. You can know a lot about someone if you just have a look at the pictures they love to take.
Shows different perspectives on life
Sit down with a photo with your friends and you’ll see just how varied each of your perspectives are. Photography enables you to slip into the shoes of another person for a while. It’s a truly unique experience. One of the main pointers to the importance of photography in our lives.
It has been scientifically proven that visual communication registers deeper in the human mind, compared to other ways of communication. The main reason why we don’t have advertisements being mainly broadcasted over the radio. The reason why billboards exist.
Photography can make you happier
All in all, living in the moment, makes you a happier person. This is perhaps the main reason why photography is important in our lives. A world without photos is probably a world without colors Take some time today to practice photography, we’re sure you’ll not regret it.
Featured image courtesy: Erica Kao Photography