The Photographs You Take Matter

My grandpa passed away a couple of weeks ago down in California. He was an important part of my life and has a lot to do with who I am today. He’ll be missed.

His passing made me realize that even though we live in an age where everyone takes a 1,000 photos a month this shouldn’t cheapen the value of those photos. Photography is easier and more accessible than ever before, but the photographs we take still matter.

Each time I traveled to California I would be sure to take some pictures of him, not knowing how many more visits I’d have. In the end, it was these photos that were used at his memorial and for a family-only Facebook gallery viewed a lot in the days right after his passing.

You never know when a photograph will become important but death is almost always one of those times. My grandpa can’t be photographed again which makes all these simple shots precious to our family.

Don’t underestimate your photos. The might not matter to everyone but they matter to you right? If they don’t then you shouldn’t take them in the first place, but that’s a topic for another day.

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