Five Reasons to Become a Photographer

With the arrival of inexpensive digital cameras, photography has become a part of our lives, and it seems there is hardly anyone out there who has never picked up a camera. But why should you become a full-fledged photographer, if you aren’t already?

To aim to master photography is to set out on an endless quest. (Of course, this is true for all fields and all areas of human activity.) But just getting started down that road is actually easy. There are established guidelines, recommendations, and tips out there on how to start. We’d like this website to become your guide through the wonderful world of photography and everything that relates to it.

Why Become a Photographer?

1) Photographs can help you safekeep your memories

You’ll never forget a moment that you captured in pictures. You can also gain a name—and great skill—for yourself in various photographic genres, anywhere from landscapes to macro photography to portraits, nudes, and sport. It all depends on your interests!

 

Photo: MiLiS

Photo: MiLiS

2) Starting out it doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have

More important is having something to take pictures with, and being aware of a few rules of thumb. You really can take good pictures with anything out there. Anything will do, from a cell phone to all the various digital cameras—and film cameras too.

Photo: Zdenek Kraus

Photo: Zdenek Kraus

3) Photography brings people together

In today’s Internet-connected world above all, sharing and presenting your pictures with people living even on the other side of the world is no problem. You can do it via a variety of easy web services, like Facebook or even our own service, the Zonerama galleries.

Photo: RadkaV

Photo: RadkaV

4) Photography is a relaxing, creative activity

It is also a great way to unwind after work. Abandon your daily worries and just focus on what’s here and now in front of the lens, wait for the right light, and choose the best composition to capture the unique image you’ve hunted down.

Photo: Novák Tomáš

Photo: Novák Tomáš

5) A photo is worth a thousand words

Even with objects and landscapes that would take a very long time to describe in words, just one picture will say it for you. What’s more, photographs “speak” every world language, and you never need an interpreter to communicate with other photographers no matter what their native tongues.

Last updated 28. February 2013

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