How important are photographs? #worldphotographyday

It is world photography day today. When I was asked to write a blog for this occasion, I thought I am highly under-qualified for the task.  I am not a photographer. I like clicking a lot of pictures (not just selfies ;)). But, they are never from any point of view that a photographer checks before clicking a photograph. I live my life through photos and I like posting them on Instagram with long captions ๐Ÿ™‚

So, for this article, I thought I should change the perspective. Thus, I am writing this as a person who loves looking at beautiful photographs.


Priya with brotherI think photographs help us preserve our memories.

I strongly believe that my first childhood memory is not an actual memory, but a memory that I have because of a photograph ๐Ÿ™‚ Itโ€™s the photograph of my brother picking me up after coming back from school. I was 2 years old. And just because of this photograph, I feel I remember this event quite clearly ๐Ÿ™‚


Do you remember the time, when we used to have that Kodak 36 prints camera?

We used to click each photograph after so much thought. The vacation was a success only when all the photos came out perfect. And, then there were days when the reel went black! Well, now times have changed we click 10 photos of the same thing ๐Ÿ™‚ But still, a good photograph makes our day.

From a very long time, photographers are the most important thing for any special event.


We always hire a professional photographer for our special occasions.

These days people spend lacs to get the perfect wedding album or baby photographs. All because when we move ahead in life and want to look back at our life, then we will be doing so through our photographs. And, we want our memories to be perfect!

So, I would like to conclude, that any form of art takes years to be perfected. You can have good moves but can not call your self a great dancer, unless and until you learn some form of dance. People have an inbuilt knack for things, but that talent needs to be nurtured through formal learning. Photographers spend a lot of time to get things done, we cannot just attribute good photographs to the camera. A lot of effort and time goes behind clicking a good photograph. Thus, it is important to appreciate real photographers ๐Ÿ™‚



Patna Diaries presented a photography exhibition on 16-17th August called Anomaly 2019. I got the opportunity to visit it with my mother, Kawaljeet Kaur. I had a nice time with her. We saw beautiful photographs from way back in the 1960s. The event was organised at the perfect venue – Kilkari Bihar Bal Bhavan, Patna. I loved the ambience and energy at the training centre. Do check out the photos to the event on Facebook.

So, hereโ€™s hoping that you keep clicking and appreciating good photographs!

Happy World Photography Day ๐Ÿ™‚



About Our Guest Author

Priya Nath - Patna Diaries
Priya Nath

Ms Priya Nath is a known face amongst youth of Patna.

She, along with her childhood BFF Sonam, runs a YouTube Channel named Patna Shots. She also the founder of an online learning platform – Pi Gyan India.  Priya, a Computer Application Post Graduate, has keen interest in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Masterโ€™s in the same from IGNOU.

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