Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Why Am I a Photographer?

..and how has my perspective changed. This topic is being discussed today on Shutter Sisters. If you haven't already checked them out you are Truly missing some blessings.

I have always been the one behind the camera. Documenting my children's growth and fun moments. I'm not in many of those old photo's lol. But that's one thing that will change this year. I think I will start a self portrait section of my Flickr account. I don't want my essence or image to be forgotten when I'm gone. Pictures help with that. They make time stand still. They make you fall back into the moment. Haven't you ever looked at an old picture and just felt yourself slip back into time? I do! I still do with these photo's of my baby's.

I now love photographing small seemingly insignificant things. Stones, old benches, sky and even leaves on the ground. They become art. Timeless.

Here is one example.

So I encourage you if you aren't already a photographer, to become one. Start with a cheap digital camera and start snapping. Trust me soon you'll want an upgrade. Money well spent. And just think of the timeless moments you will capture for years of remembrance and reminiscing. You won't regret one photo =)


MGF said...

It is amazing how you can quickly go back in time with one photo.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Photography sometimes helps me to.....not just remember things.....but to remember things as they were.

I like the old photos, nice touch.

Jody said...

Amen to both of you =)

It sometimes is a bit sad tho. I'd love to relive some of those photo moments...

DBS said...

Beautiful pictures. Very artistic.