What does photography mean to you?

posted August 8th, 2012
Photography is one of the most important aspects of my life and recently I have been thinking more about what it really means to me. For me, I believe it is a way to express myself, I'm not so much concerned with the technical side of photography, it's more about creating art that creates a deeper meaning. Photography connects us to the real world in the most unique way. I'm sure you all have different views, so what does photography mean to you?
posted August 8th, 2012
Photography allows me to show people the world through my eyes.
posted August 8th, 2012
it's the quick way for me to get ideas out of my head otherwise they sit in a sketchbook
posted August 8th, 2012
Addiction - I even dreamt I was taking photos last night! I love photographt - I find it sooo relaxing :)
posted August 8th, 2012
I love expressing myself and my ideas through photography - with varying degrees of success. I find it quite absorbing as a hobby
posted August 8th, 2012
@boogie Me too, I find it really relaxing. After a stressful day at work, just ten minutes with my camera taking a picture, even a bad picture of a bad subject, can chill me out completely.
posted August 8th, 2012
It's a way to express myself that is so easy it's unbelievable. All it takes is a press of a shutter button and you have captured a memory that can now never be forgoten.
posted August 8th, 2012
A way for me to preserve my memories of all my encounters with cute jumping spiders. 8D (Even though I've given myself lower back pain from having to assume ridiculous postures beside low bushes and grasses. XD )
posted August 8th, 2012
Relaxation - a reason to get out and take pictures kept me sane last year - and like @houdiniem it's a quicker way of creating artwork - but I find the time pressure of 365 doesn't always allow it
posted August 8th, 2012
Super fun!
posted August 8th, 2012
Escape!
posted August 8th, 2012
Obsession - I am always trying to look for and capture the best bird shots or the nicest scenery or prettiest flower. I am also learning and experimenting more with my camera and am completely self taught. It's andventure
posted August 8th, 2012
Photography is a fun hobby for me. 365 is the addiction!!!
posted August 8th, 2012
@houdiniem Man I would hate to see your sketchbook... :)
posted August 8th, 2012
@agima hahahahaha it's a right ol mess :)
posted August 8th, 2012
Exploratory, relaxing, creative, challenging, technical, artistic... There's a lot to love about photography. So rewarding and fun.
posted August 8th, 2012
What @georgews said :)

I've only somewhat recently been comfortable with even sharing my photos with people I know. Prior to that it's been on here, Deviantart etc. Now I love sharing them so that people can get to know another side of me :)
posted August 8th, 2012
Therapy. Plain and simple. I've been going through a rough time and photography has kept me sane and grounded.
posted August 8th, 2012
First and foremost, an expression of creativity! I love the styling aspect of it! Secondly, I see everything as beautiful no matter how ordinary it is! And lastly, it is just simply addicting!
posted August 8th, 2012
My favorite thing about photography is reflecting a tiny piece of God's handiwork... I like to try to preserve moments.
posted August 8th, 2012
I'm the same as you, its a lasting result of my art degree. But separately:
Film photography means a lot to me because it's very contemplative and private, you discover the pictures away from the subject and they are viewed differently to ones that you can see instantly.
Digital photography also means a lot to me though, I feel the more I experiment and practice with digital the better I get in general.
posted August 8th, 2012
@juliakan Wow, great question, Julia. For me, photography is my hobby, my passion and is the best outlet I have to express my creativity.
posted August 8th, 2012
Creativity, keeps my brain ticking and my eyes open. When I look at shots I took at the beginning of this project I want to delete them because they aren't very good. But I think I am improving and isn't that what you are supposed to do in anything you set out to do?
posted August 9th, 2012
I think trying to capture the wonders of life and nature and the world around us and sharing it with other people.
posted August 9th, 2012
photography for me is a different way of seeing things, and it makes me look at the world differently, with a new perspective. it captures memories and shows you things you might not see usually.
posted August 9th, 2012
Photography is my favorite creative outlet. It helps me to see the world a little better.
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