What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

  • September 6, 2014

What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

Analog-SelfieCapture the moments that mean something to you.  Anything not captured, or documented, is subject to the ravages of time, and will be forgotten.  If you fail to capture the moment, that moment is as good as gone.

The Indian In The TreeLife is about the details.  In our busy lives, we often overlook things that are important.  Every once in awhile, slow down, study the details, and reprioritize to help decide what things in life really matter, and what do not.

Time Stands Still (Edit)Time is precious.  It is the one thing in life that can never be replaced.  Make the most of your life with the time you have left.  There is no going back.

Two Sinks Are Better Than One (Square Crop)Always have a back-up plan.  Countless times I’ve been faced with obstacles that not only stand in the way of my goals, but are often completely beyond my control.

Watch That First Step!Look at the world from your own point of view, but at the same time, respect others with their own views, regardless of how different theirs are compared to yours.

Moving-OutEverything changes.  Nothing in life is ever permanent, despite our best wishes or intent.  It is better to accept or embrace change than to devote our lives to preventing it.

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This is a follow-up post to the original What Writing Has Taught Me About Life.

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12 Comments on What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

  • May says:
    May 3, 2019 at 8:16 AM

    As a photographer it’s true about to capture the moments that mean something to you. This post is king of interesting.


  • jolly555 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    That is what everyone should always do capture every moment. Without that the moments are gone and gone forever.


  • meldred24 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 7:00 AM

    It’s always very good to take pictures for moments, either happy or sad. We never know if we’ll loose our memory. Atleast, we have something to look at to reminisce the moment and go back to each each time we look at it.


  • Hanna says:
    May 3, 2019 at 4:24 AM

    Indeed, capturing the moments will somehow preserve that point in time in print or in media. The fast paced life we now have needs a bit of pause and reminding ourselves the important things or moments in life.


  • esgyll says:
    May 3, 2019 at 4:21 AM

    I totally agree with you 100%. Everything is fleeting in photography – where a good shot, atmosphere, etc. could be easily gone in a literal blink of an eye. Same as it is for life, it’s something that always changes, and that you will need all the backups and whatever coping mechanisms you might need from a sudden turn of events.


  • brainedet says:
    May 3, 2019 at 4:10 AM

    Exactly photography means taking notes of very little details, sometimes it might just be what we really to capture in life.


  • David Mureithi says:
    May 3, 2019 at 3:36 AM

    I read another article of yours and documenting memories is so important. You had explained how hard it was to remember your childhood.


  • Obalade Damilola says:
    May 3, 2019 at 2:56 AM

    You are right…change is the only permanent thing and we need to embrace it…


  • angelobugay says:
    May 2, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    You inspire me a lot. I always want to be a photographer someday.


  • Miaka Yuuki says:
    May 2, 2019 at 10:50 PM

    Always have a Plan B is a good practice if it is possible that is. Sometimes life is so unpredictable that you cannot plan for things.


  • Wendy says:
    May 2, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    I will take as many pictures that I can so they will be forever be remembered. Photography is a great hobby that can teach us many things. Thanks for sharing.


  • Danielle M says:
    May 2, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    I never thought that photography can be so inspiring and teach all those things.


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