PHOTOGRAPHY: the Psychology behind Photos

I love Photography I could say, I feel blessed to have a lot of little moments in my life worth immortalizing and reliving. Thanks to Photography, I can afford myself a second walk down to memory lane.

I am no professional Photographer but I consider myself a photo enthusiast. I take photos whenever and wherever I see something worth capturing. I am no technical too so I cannot give much help on the aperture, shutter speed and ISO. I just shoot and that's it. All the rest is watermarked. 

There is however a psychology behind each photo taken. People may have different reasons for taking photos. As for me, I seek refuge in photos when words seem futile but sometimes I also feel that my photos taken do not do the moments or subjects justice. 

Borrowing a line from a popular song, a "Picture can paint a thousand words". True. Every picture tells a story. Some photos reveal the obvious message yet still a few others require an in-depth look. 

Let's take a look at some of the Photos and I will tell you what message(s) they try to convey.

-Look forward to each waking moment and enjoy life to the fullest.- Taken in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines by one of my favorite photo enthusiasts and friend who inspires me a lot. Sunrise suggests a new beginning. And with us jumping here gives the viewer a sense of lightness and enthusiasm as if we were all ready to face anything that life brings on.

-The Promise of Beautiful days ahead- I took this photo in 2012 during my first visit here in Toronto. Just lucky to have had this rare moment when I personally saw 2 rainbows at one time and captured them too. Rainbow reminds me of God's promise after the storm and the flood in the old times which I interpret as trials in life. So whenever I see rainbows I am reminded to look forward to the good days ahead. 

- Keep moving up, keep moving forward- When I saw this architecture, I said this is worth taking a shot. This is the view up from the reception lobby of the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium. The spiral look from this shot makes a viewer want to go and climb up to see what it feels like to be at the top. It would have been a different story if the shot was taken from the top looking down. 

- Let it Flow. Let it Go - Shot at the Niagara Falls in 2012. Water leaves me with a feeling of serenity almost all the time. It reconnects me to my inner self while I withdraw myself from the noise of the world. I intended to leave the viewer with the same message, that often in life no matter how seemingly cluttered and unclear things are, you just need to let go of all your worries and anxieties and let circumstances take their course.  

-Embrace who you are for "you are fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14) - With my close-up shot of this flower I wanted to showcase its intrinsic value as much as its obvious beauty seen by the naked eye. Plus with the lotus leaves blurred on the background and the focus on the subject, makes this flower more appealing and noticeable in this photo. Just amazing to think how this flower is intricately designed. All the more you can imagine how a human is beautifully and lovingly created.   

Indeed, Photography is one effective medium of communication though often one-way. And sometimes, a picture could mean 2 different things. It just depends on the eyes that see. Just like in life, you always get to view things in different perspectives.

This post is also a prelude to a project that Dee and I will be coming up starting May. It's called "Photo Prompts" wherein we will choose one photo every 2 weeks and the participants will have to write about it. It could be a story, an essay, a poem or song that you can come up with. More details coming up... 


This post is part of the A to Z April Challenge
a blog hop that goes through the alphabet
for all the days of April except Sundays.
Today's feature is P for PHOTOGRAPHY.



  1. Gorgeous photos! Great insights into each one, too. :)

  2. I love the photos. And you're right, the thing that makes a photo great is what is conveys. I take a lot of flower photos and especially liked your flower at the end. It couples perfectly with that Psalms 139 verse. Nice work!


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