As a photographer, I know how important images are for people to be able to capture certain memories, and it is my mission to share this knowledge with as many people as possible. Firstly, one of the main functions of a photograph is to capture the atmosphere of a moment or memory that is special in some way. There is something to be said about gazing at an image and having it evoke memories and emotions in you, feelings that had been fading with time. With a photograph, you will never forget something that you want to remember, and you will always be able to refresh it in you memory.
While you can enjoy a beautiful scene when you are looking upon it, even remember it almost as vividly when you are away from it, it is very hard to convey this wonder to someone else without having a physical example to show them. So capture the beauty in a photograph, and then you can display it on your wall so that your family, friends or work colleagues can admire it when they come over to visit, or have it as the background on your O2 mobile phone so you can carry it wherever you go. This way, the atmosphere of the image can be conveyed to more people, and the enjoyment will be spread wider than would be possible without a photograph.
As well as preserving images and feelings, photography can also be used simply to create eye-catching art. Different techniques can be used to manipulate images in creative ways and create a specific atmosphere. Colors can be enhanced and made brighter, lines can be blurred and specific objects can be made to stand out. So as well as capturing something accurately and allowing you to appreciate it, photography can also simply be expression, creativity and ideas that portray certain feelings to the viewer.