Now days, anyone and everyone is an amateur photographer and film maker, all you need is a smart phone! Snap a couple hundred pictures of random things, and run them all thru Photoshop! The days of paying to process roles of film are long gone for the most part. Who wants to spend money on buying film, and then spend even more money on processing and printing the pictures out? Digital allows for so much more detail, as well as no more wasted materials.
My favorite type of photo is what I consider real life pictures! I don’t want someone to pose for a picture, I want to get a picture of whats really happening at that exact moment in time! Pictures of places are nice to help remind you of somewhere you’ve been, but its the emotion and raw feeling I want to relive when I look through a photo album.
Pictures are also great at reminding you of things you have overcome and for gaining perspective on why your life is where it is now. I’ve looked at photo albums online documenting someones personal transition from being over weight, to being in shape and healthy. I’ve seen slide shows documenting the physical changes that hard drug use will cause over time. Since its creation, a picture has been worth a thousand words, but in the digital era we now live in, I feel like a pixel is worth a thousand words!
I love looking at random picture online and using Google images to view places I’ve never been yet. I love taking pictures of random things such as a stop sign or a building I think looks cool. I also love living in a city that recognizes the importance of art in the community. Mural artists are hired to paint over graffiti and sculptures are incorporated into our public transit system. People need to be reminded to feel and experience life. We all need to be reminded of what separates us from all other species of life on this planet, our ability to create something that inspires feelings in others.
Take as many pictures as you can and live in the memory, don’t just remember! Both photos in this post are from my personal collection taken in Ocean City Washington.