Top 5 Benefits Of Being A Life-Long Photographer

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worldpressphoto.org Wei Seng Chen

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.- Ansel Adams

Now a day’s digital photography thrust into the social media dramatically. From time to time we can see newbies coming into this profession.

Roots of photography started back then around 1800 when Thomas Wedgwood made the first impression on the ground of photograph. Now photography is making a big impact on people’s life.

Do you know that Mumbai-based photojournalist Dilish Parekh has a collection of 4425 antique cameras? He has collected them since 1977, and his oldest camera dates back 1907, he holds the Guinness book of world record for that.

In his own words, he said that “Cameras are my life, I can’t stay without them.”

If you ask a photographer for the benefits of photography he may count you up to hundreds maybe even more.

Photography has so many positive effects on people’s life.

Here are 5 benefits of being a photographer or choosing to capture photos

1. Manage your life with photography

The most interesting thing about photography is you can capture the moment which you want to hold on, and that moment will live forever with you. When I go off the track from my life, I went through my childhood pictures, my parents, my younger brother, my relatives and those function I had attended in my life, in a magical way that gives a smile on my face. I feel the positive vibe, the fuel that I recurred the most.

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“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams

2. Photography works as a stress relief

Stress and Camera are so relevant to each other, even the word stress contain six letters and the camera too.

The basic thing to relieve stress is to maintain an environment that can reduce stress, who doesn’t know nature can heal that very well, and the interesting fact is that our well-known photographers shall be found in the forest most the time.

Stress relief also works when you maintain a humor in your life, and the camera can do that very well.

Although I came across with so many talented peoples those who have a very good hand on the ground of humor with the camera.

3. Photography as career

Ansel Adams a well-known photographer born in 1902 and died in 1984 shall always remain as an inspiration to the new generation of photographers.

Ansel Adams broke his nose in the San Francisco earth quick of 1906 when an aftershock threw him into a garden wall; Adams was a hyperactive and sickly child with few friends, dismissed from several schools for bad behavior. He was educated by privet tutors and members of his family from the age of 12, irrespective of all Adam became the best-known photographer of all time, as Adams said, “We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.”

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4. Seeing things in a different way

You can relate this to writing as well, Photography lets you see the world in a different way. Most of the time we don’t see the small things that are part of our lives. Like a playful child, wild life’s, beautiful flowers. But photography gives us a chance to watch our life in a different direction, in a different way. As Marc Riboud said, “Taking pictures is serving life, intensely every hundred of a second.”

5. Photography as spirituality:

By starting seeing things in-depth you chose to learn, and when you chose to learn you become spiritually uplifted, photography helps you to see things closely, photography helps us to see the ordinary as extraordinary. Photography helps us to see the positive side of the story rather than the negative side. Photography captures the happiness of our life into a frame.

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. – Diane Arbus

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82 Comments

  1. What a wonderful post, i did so enjoy reading this and I love taking photographs,always have done. There is something so profound and spiritual in capturing that moment in Time…freezing that frame and with the addition of words a superb combination of expression. thank you for an awesome read and lots of things that I did not know about photography. 😊

  2. It scares me a little because it is so professional and so precise, and so far above my amateur status. I did enjoy reading it very much, and would like to read each new post. If I read enough, I may be able to make intelligent comments as I understand more. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  3. I was mesmerized by the featured image, the details physical and emotional is overwhelming. Reading through the post, I remembered how as a child I loved taking photos of nature in different lights and angles. It was never tiring and always felt like I could do better with every snap. It’s ironic that it takes focus and at the same time losing yourself to bring out the best. Almost like meditation!

  4. Honestly, most photographers I meet use this artform as a means of profit. (I understand we must all make a living) But they rarely display the passion for the world as you have described and thus, they rarely capture it, too. Great photos and great post!

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