Monday, May 24, 2010

Why do I love photography?

I just got back from a trip to Hawaii with my family. There were 23 of us and it was absolutely insane BUT having 10 children under the age of 9 gave me a reminder on why I love photography so much. It's not about seeing who has better pictures or how good your camera is, it's about capturing the REAL emotion. True photography to me, is looking at a picture and being able to tell exactly how someone felt. It's about feeling the emotion while staring into a child's eyes that have been glazed because of recent tears, or a smile so big because laughter was taking place. Photography is about capturing a memories as best as you can. What better way that to take a million pictures and looking through them every once in a while? It'll bring the joy from a specific moment in time back for a few seconds, minutes, or even hours. Sometimes photos can bring tears of remembrance after a loved one has passed away, because it's the only thing you have that outlines their beautiful face. I hope these pictures give you a brief example of my love for photography. Remember to look beyond the picture itself, there is always something behind the scenes that often goes unnoticed.

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