Why Do You Take Photographs?

@mjmlagat (3171)
Philippines
November 30, 2008 7:46am CST
I love photography and I wish I had established the hobby long time ago. Taking photographs of people, landscapes, and other beautiful creations of the Almighty makes me feel good and relaxed and optimistic. Photography gives me the hope I need amidst this time of chaos in the world. Another thing about it, through photography, it retains immortal memories of my loved ones. How about you, why do you take photographs or pictures? What are those pictures? Thanks for the time to share.Happy posting everyone!
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27 responses
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Hi mjmlagat. My family told me that I should have taken a photograpy course instead of nutrition. Because I love to take pictures all the time. I take pictures of special family gatherings, the beauty of nature and most especially, I made it a point to take pictures of my son as he grew up. I have the same reason as yours. I love to take pictures to serve as my memories. And I even made my own family albums by scratch. It took a long time to put them together but it was so worth it. My husband even told me a thousand times that I should just buy a ready-made album and just stick those pictures in it. But I just keep telling him that the albums I made are much more special. I take pictures of my family because it's nice to sit down and have those albums on my lap. And look at the pictures. Some pictures make me smile with its memories, some even make me laugh out loud. But the thing is, when I grow so old that I can barely stand up on my own, it's nice to remember so many of those memories through those photographs.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Hello jcj, thanks for the response! oday I spent almost the wholeday scanning old family photos and have them stored in our computer files (mine and my husband's). It's just worth every minute of saving them no mater how dusty and scratchy they've become through the years. They are our priceless treasures!
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
My husband prefers to store the family pictures the "techie" way while I do the classic way. In that way, we have both options of storing those memories.
• China
1 Dec 08
I love to take pics of myself,my dog and my boyfriend(now my ex).Like all Asian girls you may know,I took a lot of pics of myself and I posted them on my facebook or sent them to my friends.Now since I broke up with my ex,I can only look at his pics in my laptop when I really really miss him.Sad....
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
I'm so sorry to hear that you broke with your bf..life must go on with you. Thanks for the response.
@angemac23 (2006)
• Canada
1 Dec 08
I take photos so I can look back on good memories and share good memories with others.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Thanks for the response and have a great day!
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
I love taking photographs because It captures and stores memories. I usually use my camera phone and I take pictures of myself especially when I feel beautiful on a certain day. I also take pictures of my baby because I cannot bring back the days that progress and development occurs. I take pictures of all her first in her life. Like her first smile, her first laughter, her first tummy time alone. I super love pictures. It brings the past memories alive.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Yes indeed! Thanksfor sharing and have a great day ahead!
• China
30 Nov 08
This is a good topic,I always like to see the photos,it can make me recall all the past,but I have no the hobby as I am always busy for the work!Thanks!
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Yes indeed! Photos capture memories from the past. Thanks for the response!
@dodo19 (28097)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Nov 08
I love taking photographs. I'm an artist. Like most, if not all, I have a certain urge to create art, to create photographs. So there's one reason. I also like remembering the beautiful places that I see.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Keep up the good work dodo! Thanks for the response!
• Malaysia
30 Nov 08
i take photography as a form of"i was there". i like to see people reactions when i give them the photos for free. it also a form of telling people what i do and what are my interest are. i don't have a particular subject. if i see anything that is interesting or catches my attention i would photograph it.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Nov 08
photography is also one of my hobbies.i do like to take photographs especially of newborn.i like to caapture their innocence on the camera.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
Thanks for the response, happy posting and Godbless!
@kaka135 (13483)
• Malaysia
30 Nov 08
I like to take photographs because I'd like to keep the moment not only in my memories, but also to share with others. Also, as I'm growing older, when I look back at the photos I take today, it makes me remember what'd happened today. Sometimes, it's nice to look at the beautiful things in the pictures always. I like to take any pictures that I think it's worth to keep it as memory, especially taking pictures of my lovely dog. I always like to take pictures of the food, flowers, plants, and nice scenery.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
It surely is a nice hobby, right? Thanks for the response.
@dio123 (1790)
• India
13 Jan 09
I take photographs just to capture some good memories which can be seen later on to enjoy it again and again
• United States
6 Jan 09
To capture the moment. To have things to look at later on to remember those moments. We take a lot of pictures of special occasions, but even more of just random scenes, of eachother, anything that is impressive at the moment.
• India
23 Dec 08
Ya i think we take photographs to make memories save in our mind.Photography is a right way of keeping memories leave.Thats why at every special occassion or funtion photo graps is taken.
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
I also like to take photograph. I like the beauty of the nature, the plants, the animals. Everytime there is a picture taking I am always their photgrapher, so most of the time I have a limited photo of myself. I like also taking picture of some fishes, birds, etc..
@chandu245 (647)
• India
1 Dec 08
A person can't remember everything. He is having memory but for certain time it can remember few things not all. So if we take a photograph then when we see those photographs then we can remember those days easily. It's really nice to remember those olden days by seeing photography.
@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
I love taking pictures especially when I visit new places! I love to travel more and continue taking more pictures so I can preserve the experience. I'm planning to compile all those pictures to create a scrap book. It shows you really are passionate about taking photography because it shows on your profile's picture. You have the eye for it! =)
@etranger (126)
• India
1 Dec 08
yes i also love photography espaciouly beutiful nature,and of my family .when ever i see this photos i feel stil i am there and enjoying with them .I love natur,mad of natur,if i see all these thing i think of almighty God and i will thankes him for all these things which has been created for us .
@querwai (23)
• China
1 Dec 08
I think I can stand in your side. Yes, photography is a good thing, it is the mirror of the beautiful world. And now I study about tourism, so take pictures is a habbit. If you went to a new place for the first time, if there were something happen in the specail point of your life, and if you did somethinf with people you espected, taking pictures can help you remind your sweet memories. When you are old, you would tellyour grandchildren what you did in your early life, is that sound good? And you can share your unforgetful trip with what you photograph.
@zhangfzoe (432)
• China
1 Dec 08
I love photograhy. In order to keep the memory of beautiful scene I ever seen and the ones I love, I take photos. When figuring over the photos, I feel warm and comfortable.
@TheAgent (221)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I recently got into photography this last year. I went in head over heals paying for a new digital camera and an extra lens. Then I got the neat Canon carrying bag and a tripod. I enjoy going out into the woods and trying to capture pictures of wildlife. It is challenging and rewarding. I enjoy taking photos because I can capture a moment or scene forever. I can return back to that place or event whenever I want to. I just wish I could make so money off of my photographs. I seen some stock photo sites, but I don't know how they will turn out. I will continue doing photography even if I never make a dime off it.
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
I love taking photos as well. Its a good remembrance of happy memories and great views. With the recent surge of camera phones and digital cameras, it is so easy to capture everyday moments. The onset of internet based social networks made also photography a hit. I usually take lots of photos of my friends and families. It gives me a sense of joy looking at photos, it brings you back to the very day that a certain photo is taken. Most often than not, we take photos of ourselves with funny and weird expressions, whic usually turns out to be hilarious after a few months or years.