Welcome back to another guest blog post on my Guest Blogger Series. This week is all about photography and why it is so important in our lives. The post has kindly been written by Roxana Oliver who is a Lifestyle consultant from Sydney, Australia.
Roxana is a lifestyle consultant from Sydney. She is also one of the editors at . Roxana recently moved to Europe, loves to travel and write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Her mantra is “every day is a new beginning”.
Can you imagine your wedding day or your child’s first birthday without a bunch of photographs that’ll help you relive those moments once you get old? Of course you can’t! Photography is a vital part of our lives for a good reason, and if you’re still not sure why, stay with us. Here’s why photography matters so much.
Why is photography so important?
The fact is that photography is extremely important in our lives, but we often can’t explain why that’s so. However, some things are certain – first of all, photographs help us preserve history, which is one of their main and most practical features. Only one photo can help us connect with the people who are already gone, or maybe with our childhood pets – and exactly there lies an inexplicable beauty of recreating remarkable moments from the past. Photography is considered a legitimate form of art these days, simply because it has the power to move people by showing them much more than words can say. We can also claim that it’s a medium that preserves family values and cultural legacy, which is exactly what makes it so influential.
Are photographs really a part of our legacy?
Yes, photographs are a significant part of our legacy for several reasons. Even though they capture seemingly irrelevant moments in time, such as a baby girl getting her first toy or a first-grader searching for a notebook with Mickey Mouse on it – these are much more than just that. The same goes for those annual school photographs, where everyone looks so neat and uniformed. Kids especially don’t realise the importance of such photos; however, they may understand it later in life. These photos may pop up a few generations later, and someone will look for their great-grandfather among all those children. The truth is that photographs can outlive us, which is completely okay – they will stay as a part of our legacy for the generations to come.
The art of capturing the moment
Having your special days and events photographed is no longer a luxury – but a true necessity that mustn’t be skipped. The birth of your children, their first birthdays and later on first day at school, travelling to an exotic destination from your dreams, engagement parties, wedding days… Special occasions you want to remember are truly endless. Each one of these events is worth reviving, and many of us will agree that people generally invest much more effort in finding a wedding photography professional than in a photographer for any other occasion. When I remember my wedding day, some of the details get lost due to the general wedding frenzy and emotions. It certainly helps that the professionals from Perfect Moment captured every detail from my wedding and now I have a whole array of memories that I wouldn’t have if not for them. Memories may fade, but photos will remain intact for decades to come.
Photography allows us to share and communicate
The importance of photography lies in its ability to share and communicate without words – which is very meaningful and magical at the same time. Telling a story just with photos is a unique form of art that people appreciate more and more these days, and the greatest thing about it is the fact that we can have a glimpse into a stranger’s life, while understanding what they wanted to communicate. Sharing your passion with the world is not easy; however, accomplishing it with photography may be much easier than writing a poem or a novel. That’s why many people turned to photography as a perfect medium for pursuing their dreams.
As you can see, photography really matters in our lives – it was important back in the past, too, but now it has gained momentum which helped it become an inseparable part of our everyday lives. Needless to say, it’s a crucial part of our once-in-a-lifetime events, such as first birthdays, engagement parties, and weddings. That’s exactly what makes it so special and powerful.
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