By: Amy Dobranski
My leadership team is the communicators. In the team, my job is to take, sort, and edit photos.
What is photography to me? To me photography is an art of observation and feeling. Taking a photo, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality really is. Photography is a way of feeling, touching, and loving. The photo you took is captured forever, it remembers the little things, long after you have forgotten everything. I believe photography is full of feeling. As Don McCullin said “If you can't feel what your looking at, how are you going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures”. I like that you can take interesting pictures in an ordinary place. There is a difference between what you see and how you see it. Photography also has a lot imagination and creativity to it as well. I personally use my imagination and creativity to picture what the photo could become, how I feel about it.
What is it to some others? To a lot of people it can be a form of communication that can be internally understood. Photographers wish to inform, educate, entertain, or share some experiences with others. Photos are their means of expression, you can express so many different things in one photo. They visually represent their feelings, or a story.
Why is this relevant to our Eco 9 class? A photo captures life moments, moments of fun, happiness, friendship, etc. We would like those moments to last, to remember them and share with others. When we take photos we record moments, document the event, enhance the memory of an experience and having fun doing those!