-By Faye Yu
Some believe that we should live for the moment. In this case, why do we need to bother with photography? The problem with that is that we then have no memories to pass on to our children and grandchildren. The photographs that we take show them not only how we used to look but how life was. It is a social history, too. Photographs, apart from stirring up happy memories, can also be beautiful to look at.
So, this article will consider 3 reasons why we should add photography to our list of hobbies.
The only memories that exist without photography or artistic impressions are ones that we can either visualize ourselves or remember. So, essentially, anything that we have not captured a picture of is potentially a memory forgotten. We owe it to future generations to record these memories. We do not know how digital photographs will fair in comparison to printed photographs but we should at least try and preserve the past.
To keep our digital images safe, we should back them up to more than one source and label them accurately, so that we do not delete the wrong image by mistake. This can mean saving them to our computer memory and either an SD card, micro SD card, or memory stick. Another way that we can keep them safe is to update them to a Cloud device or central storage location online. This means that they are not only in our possession should something happen to our property containing our computer and all our digital storage devices. Alternatively, we could keep a back-up of our most treasured memories in a bank safety deposit box. Just remember where you have put the key, and be sure to tell one other person.
Photography can be considered an enjoyable hobby. With digital photography, it does not come with the pressure it used to because any bad photographs can be deleted before anybody sees them. It is fun, too, to seek out beautiful landscapes to capture. To have your camera ready to spontaneously capture funny moments and badly written signs for amusement. For example, the sign that says to make your way up to the basement below. These types of images will make us smile, as will cute images of our pets. They always seem to know how best to pose.
A tip to make future generations happy is to always record the dates that photographs were taken, although digital photography has made this easier by files having a date that they were created. Be careful when re-saving or transferring the files, so that original dates are retained. To ensure this, incorporate the date you took the image in the file reference. Have subfolders for different categories to find photographs easily. A thematic approach is likely to be better than a chronological one when arranging photographs on a memory device.
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Photographs can be something to share when you have guests around. Digital photography has made it easier to set up slideshows through a computer or television screen. Digital photo frames look good on the mantlepiece alternating between the different photographs taken.
Holidays abroad are made even more special when you have some wonderful photographs to take back home to show everyone. One memory card can hold dozens of photographs without taking up much space. The money that you spend on the holiday all of a sudden becomes even more worth it. Otherwise, it is an experience that you can only live once or a little longer from the sightseeing activities that you continue to remember most of.
In summary, there are at least three reasons why photography should become your new hobby if it is not already. If it is, then buy the best camera you can to capture those memories. Also, enjoy taking these photographs and then sharing them with others. Become better at photography and buy manipulation software to make your images look even more exciting, bespoke, and personalized. Then, how about progressing onto moving images and taking on the role of a movie director as a leisure pursuit in your spare time.