Every minute of every day, a thousand photos had been uploaded in the internet, while some were printed in the newspapers and magazines. Every day we see photos in blogs and websites, in frames hanging in the walls of our home, displayed in our cabinets, or in the pages of magazines, newspapers, and books. We take joy from taking pictures and we also get some from looking from it. But what are the reasons why we do these things? Why do we capture things, events and other happenings in our lives and store them in photographs? Here are some of the following reasons why we do.
To preserve memories
Because we want to re-live events and happenings in our lives, we take photographs. Photographs serve as tokens of yesterday, making it possible for us to reminisce about the past and feel what we have felt at the moment. Like what some people have said, it has its way of making the old, new. We have pictures of us when we were just a toddler, when we took our first steps, when we had our first birthday, when we went to a vacation, when we celebrate for Christmas, New Year, and other holidays, we take pictures of special happenings in our lives. For us, photographs are like time machines enabling us to travel and go back in time. It preserves memories and helps us remember wonderful moments in our lives.
To show other people
We took photos not only for ourselves but also for others. Some people would send pictures to their love ones to show that they are fine. Newspapers take photos to show what happened in the crime or in the event, while some would take pictures simply to tell a story.
To capture beautiful things
Some of us take photographs because they enjoy and want to capture the beauty around us. They are drawn to photography because they want to capture beautiful things, or tell a story with it, and share the pleasure of seeing beautiful and captivating things with other people. Also with these photographs, they can capture moments that are sometimes cannot be seen with our eyes like motions that are so fast our eyes could not see it. It can also be moments that are not visible all the time like the sunset and the sunrise or the rainbow, these are moments that cannot be seen every minute of the day.
Simply because we like doing it
There are so many simple and obvious reasons why we take pictures, maybe because it is our job, or because we wanted to post it on some social networking sites. But the simplest of it all, is because we just feel like doing so. We do not need so many and big reasons to take a photograph. It might simply be because we take joy and pleasure from doing it.