Why Photography Matters to Us

The one thing that ties us all together here is our passion for photography. For some of us, it's a beloved hobby, while for others, it's a career. This awesome video tells the story of how photography has had a positive impact in one person's life.

I'll be honest: photography was not my first love. Though I always had a camera in my hands or somewhere close, I was mostly taking snapshots and daydreaming through the viewfinder. Music has always been what's closest to my heart, but when I needed something that could clear my head when I was having trouble finding the right notes to write, my idle hobby rather suddenly grew into a full pursuit. With that, photography grew into an independent passion of mine, becoming a huge part of my professional career (though I still pick up a camera when the music isn't coming naturally to me). As Nigel Danson details in this great video, it was his struggles with dyslexia that led to the presence of photography in his life and his eventual career, and as you can see, he's quite talented at it, and his story is worth hearing. 

Why does photography matter to you? Let me know in the comments; I'd love to hear it. 

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Elan Govan's picture

Thank you for sharing this video and to Nigel for sharing his language difficulties.

Awesome video, and a very similar situation to mine. I found photography whilst at University with a house mate. It resulted in me spending my loan on my first camera, and i've never looked back. Still a hobby currently, but about to quit my full-time role and go travelling again with the camera. An opportunity to invest in a skill I hold, now ... so close to my heart!

Neal Smith's picture

I thoroughly enjoying capturing the essence of an event, or of a feeling, to tell a story or offer some insight I have experienced. Sometimes, it's a personal challenge to see if I can endure difficulties in order to provide an image that elicits feelings.