Everybody can take a picture. You just click the camera and that’s it, you have a picture. You are able to capture the view or occasion. However, not everyone can tell a story through the pictures that they have captured. There are pictures that are just that – pictures of people, places, and events and nothing more. Oftentimes, it is up to the viewer to think of what is going on in the background. But there are also pictures that convey thoughts, feelings, and emotions right from the start, from the moment that the viewer lays his or her eyes on them. These pictures take us to that place and time when the photograph was taken. It instantly makes us a part of the occasion, however simple or extravagant it may be. It makes us feel certain emotions just by looking at it. These are the pictures that are special because they capture the essence of the moment.
Taking good photos is both a talent and an art. It takes a different level of photography skills to be able to capture moments that come to life. The photographer must know the proper angles and frame to be able to get a good shot. It is made even more challenging when you have to capture a moving subject instead of a still one. The photographer must know how to play with the lights and even time of day just to get that perfect shot captured in the right moment. In other words, the photographer knows what he wants to see and what he wants the rest of the world to see through his pictures. That is why we say that photography is an art. It is an expression of the photographer’s thoughts, feelings, and ideas which are embodied in the digital or printed shots that he or she has taken. And it leaves a lasting impression on the viewers who have the opportunity to see art captured on film.