There are a lot of downsides to being a photographer: a shrinking industry, companies that do not respect copyright, demanding clients, etc. And while it can be therapeutic to vent about all those things, sometimes, it is also a good idea to take a moment to appreciate all the good things about being a photographer. This great video examines five of the best aspects of the job.
Coming to you from Weekly Imogen, this excellent video discusses some of the best parts about being a photographer. Personally, the thing that got me hooked on photography and keeps me coming back is the simple ability to bring greater appreciation to any single place and moment in time. Life is such a constant onslaught of information and experiences that it can be difficult or even impossible to truly appreciate moments that deserve more attention than we might be able to give them in real-time. Photography gives us a chance to preserve those for later appreciation, both by ourselves and others. Becoming a technically and creatively competent photographer can really bring out all of life's beauty in those moments.
What is your favorite part about being a photographer? Tell me about it in the comments!