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October 31 | Mohammed Metawa

What is the true meaning of photography?

I personally started taking pictures a year and half ago and this was one of the best things I’ve ever gotten into. Photography means a lot to me; I take photos of everything including people, cars and clouds. Most people wouldn’t know how important and significant a picture is, until they get old enough and look back at their pictures again. A picture isn’t just a second in your life, it’s more than that, it’s an event or moment where you had certain emotions, whether it’s bad or good. A picture shows the beauty behind a certain thing or person, many people dont like to get their picture taken, but they realise after a period of time that they look great in it. After years and years people go back to their albums to remember the events and memories they had forgotten that were really fun. I never knew how great a picture really is until I bought a camera and started shooting pictures. A dictionary definition of a picture is a visual representation or image painted, drawn, photographed, or otherwise rendered on a flat surface, while my definition is a moment that lasts for a long period of time. I hope that people understand the true meaning of pictures and start taking some of the ones they love and trust. There is so much undiscovered beauty in this world; we have to respect this and love life even if things look ugly. Keep your head up and start taking pictures!