What is a Picture?
“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
How many times have you heard that saying?
Have you ever been out walking on that first really beautiful day after the snow melts and the days grow warmer? The sun is shining, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and the grass is green again. You snap a picture – a millisecond.
Whether you print the shot, add it to the screensaver on your computer, or just load it onto a CD, each time you come back to it, it takes you back “to the moment”. It tingles your senses to the warmth of the day, the bright sun, the deep turquoise blue sky, the passionate pink cherry blossoms, the emerald green grass, and most of all, what a wonderfully glorious day it was.
A picture can instantly return you to a date in time, a memory, send you into your families’ history or just incense you to buy a product. Pictures are the world around us. A vision of the way things were.
As you progress into the world of “photography”, you will begin a journey into not only building those special memories, but into the fascinating world of art, because each picture you take is individually yours, and no matter how good or bad, is the artwork of your life. To get the best ideas for your photos, let’s get started with Choosing a Camera.