Why I Photograph

This post is originally from Look Through My Lens.

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This whole blog started out as an idea to talk and share more of my photography, because I had changed it from a career path to solely a hobby. And I still greatly love and appreciate the beauty and art of photography, even though I don’t spend as much time behind a camera anymore. But it is a great activity to take one, and here is why.



Photography is a great way to express yourself, through capturing what you see the way you see it. You can capture yourself in an image, or even just the world around you. That’s why Instagram is so popular.

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I enjoy editing photos as much as I do taking them, and being able to mess around with editing and try different things lets me be creative and artistic. I’m not a painter or drawer by any means, so photography is the only visual art form I really connect with to be creative.


Stress Relief

Some days I will just go out with my headphones on and take my camera with me to take some photos. It’s not because I am hunting for anything specific to photograph, it’s more because I am in my own zone when doing it, and forget any stress I may be feeling.

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Feeds My Soul

Literally, this is how I would describe it. Photography, to me, can be the most beautiful art form and just feeds my creative energy and soul. Sounds cliche, but it’s true.

What is your favorite art form? Leave me a comment letting me know.

And yes, these are my photos, if you were wondering.



4 Replies to “Why I Photograph”

  1. Those are some seriously cool photographs that you have taken. Awesome ๐Ÿ˜Š As for your question, I don’t even think I have a favorite artform. I can appreciate beautiful pictures, paintings, movies, and photographs in equal measure. As long as it is interesting and you can see that someone has put their soul into it, I think it is already a kind of Art that I can like ๐Ÿ˜Š


  2. I enjoyed reading your post, I told myself I was going to learn how to take picture. This is motivating me already. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š thank you so much.


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