Why Taking Pictures Matters

28 Aug 2017 Virgil

We as a generation are at two opposite ends when it comes to different matters but one polarity that needs to be pointed out is the argument around taking pictures. A lot of people choose to document their everyday lives from the point of getting up to what they eat and who they meet throughout the day. The other half opposes the entire phenomenon of taking pictures and claims it to be superficial and unnecessary.

While both sides have their own different views, it is important for us to realize the significance of taking pictures and come to a middle ground. The process of taking pictures can be considered to be an evolutionary process since they started out with drawings in caves and moving onto portraits and then came cameras and everything changed. Taking pictures are easier now more than ever and all it takes is the touch of a screen or a push of a button. There is a rich history behind the need to take our pictures so it cannot be disregarded entirely. Plus, pictures document important moments in our lives. If we go to our parent’s homes we will find albums and home videos of us from the moment we are born to when we first started walking, childhood birthdays and trips etc. They capture a moment a lot of us would have otherwise forgotten. So, hiring a good wedding photographer or someone for your graduation party does not make you vain, far from it. These pictures will give you something to look back to and can be a great way to revisit old memories.

There is nothing wrong with taking pictures as long as you take them for yourself rather than to display to the world. Take as many pictures as you need and don’t worry about what anyone else has to say because there is no point in denying yourself the right to have fun and be human.

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