The Magic of Photographs

We can see a lot of different things that can leave us breathless and photography, which is a poweruful medium, is one of these things. What is in it that captured images inspire us beyond words, beyond our imagination and beyond expectations? Since its invention, the camera has become one of the most powerful medium in mass communication especially in the print and broadcast media. Through photographs, we can see beyond what the human eyes sometimes does not see and what the human heart at times does not feel. Just by staring at a captured image, we are transported to the place where at times, our presence puts us in great danger. Mona Lisas mysterious smile is a proof to that, that until now, we are left wondering what is behind that smile.

Photography has significantly changed our lives especially in terms press freedom and public education. Some powerful images of hunger, disease, injustice, poverty calamities, success and winning captured spoke to the entire world and gained international concern.

Don’t forget the poster of Uncle Sam wearing a white hat with stars urging American men aged 18 and above to join the US Army for World War I? The effect was so powerful that even young boys in their teen-age years would have joined the army. The poster has evoked an unquestionable sense of nationalism even among young boys though it was so simple.

Pictures of emaciated Somali kids eating animal dung captured the entire worlds heart and moved us to grief, thus the World Food Program, the International Red Cross and World Food Program Ambassadors, the UN and the UNICEF are doing their food campaign to generate funds to stop world hunger. Some Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie and Drew Barrymore are donating a large sum of their income to charities.

Operation Desert Storm wouldnt have gotten American attention worldwide if not for courageous photographers. Angry parents began questioning the Bush Administration for the sincerity of its concern over war-stricken Middle East countries upon seeing pictures of their sons plight, sleeping or hiding over makeshift bunkers under the heat of the desert sun waiting for gunfire.

Regardless of how we see it, photographys power and influence, without a doubt, has definitely changed the way we analyze the events around us and the way we predict and see the future and the way we see the world in general.

Pictures speak a thousand words so these are ideal for those who are fighting for a cause or for those trying to prove a point. If you want the whole world to know your ancestry, hang that family portrait on your wall and let it speak the honor your ancestors has brought for your country.

Photography is in many ways a democratic art form, but it’s ubiquitousness doesn’t stop it being such a powerful medium. The ability to capture fleeting moments in life, to allow us to see how we were in our youth, to forever remember how our toddlers looked on their 3rd birthday, to remember how beautiful your sisters are or how loving your Grandparent’s faces are, pictures is a way to hold onto those moments and celebrate them by turning them into your own personal art gallery.

Whatever your intentions are for using photography to speak to the whole world, your message will become more zealous and lasting using Custom picture frame that stands the wear and tear of time. For more ideas on Metal picture frame, consult experts’ opinion for a suitable frame for you.

BOLA TANGKAS