If we look for one thing other than nature itself that has made people respect and care for mother earth, it would not be anything else but nature photography. Let’s take the example of Ansel Adams. If you are a nature lover, you must have heard of him. He is the most famous landscape photographer of all time.
He was an avid environmentalist, whose love of nature promoted respect and care for the planet by igniting the love of nature in others through his astounding nature photographs. As a landscape photographer, he inspired other nature photographers in such a strong way that all his successors benchmarked his black and white nature photographs, and continue promoting the love of nature.
A century ago, which we precisely can call the era of Ansel Adams, nature photography started giving a feast to the eyes of inhabitants of urban areas. Since then, capturing nature has been essential and there have been so many great images taken during the period spanning over a century.
During the same period, when industrialization was at its peak, the awareness regarding nature preservation started rising in the largely industrialized communities of the West, all thanks to the nature photographs.
Also, the nature photos taken by renowned landscape photographers are kept safe by many, which reminds us how our planet used to be a few decades ago. So, to keep us connected with nature, and to promote the love for the earth, it’s very important to capture or make art of nature.
Taking photos of nature is now more important than ever – the sad truth
In this era of rapid advancement, where technology triumphs and materialism prevails, the need to capture and preserve nature has enhanced further. The industrialization has done drastic damage to nature. Its after-effects such as global warming, climate change, and pollution are snatching what we used to have around us, as they harm nature in a quite unprecedented way.
Moreover, urbanization and the growing population are fueling the fire, too. To get this, visit a museum, an art gallery, or a library in your area and ask for archives of nature photographs of your area. You would be surprised to learn that there were gardens, agricultural land, and jungles, where you now see towers and tall buildings.
Besides, all these menaces (global warming, climate change, pollution, etc.), which erupted from rapid industrialization, are causing the loss of habitat and loss of genetic variation. Consequently, many species become endangered.
Under these alarming circumstances, it has become more important than ever to capture nature, as nature photographs would be the only way to preserve the memories of animals or landscapes which will not simply exist anymore because of us.
Declining mental health
Another equally important reason to capture and keep nature photographs is that our mental health is declining. Especially those living in urban areas are facing more mental health challenges than those residing in rural areas. The reason is simple, urban areas lack nature, while the rural ones are still rich, and constant connection to nature reduces mental health risks.
Moreover, people suffering from mental illness or psychological problems are found to be getting better way earlier when they start spending time in nature. Nature is the best healer, so to benefit from the magic of this healer, we need to be surrounded by it. A landscape photographer can do this for us by capturing nature for us so that we can hang in our homes and feel connected with Mother Earth. I also address this topic in The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wall Art for Your Home blog post.
Sometimes we all need just to raise attention
As a nature photographer, who loves nature, I think all landscape photographers’ job and mission is to raise awareness. We help populate landscapes and nature, we invest time and money into building our careers and reaching more and more people. Showing them our unique, beautiful, wild planet, posting on social media, making wall arts and content so they can feel closer to nature even when they are working or home.
These efforts will bear no fruit if you aren’t attracted to nature and keep going with the flow of this materialistic world. So, to give the coming generations an idea about how this planet looked like, you must capture nature, and keep a good collection of fabulous nature photographs taken by other landscape photographers.
You can enjoy nature at your home
Keeping a constant connection with nature has become almost impossible due to two simple reasons: First, urban areas, which can better be called concrete jungles, lack natural landscapes, and secondly, the contemporary life setting doesn’t allow us to go out and spend some time in nature.
However, there is a solution to this problem. We can place nature art in our homes to feel more connected to mother nature. This will keep us remembering how beautiful our planet is, and that we should do something tangible to preserve its beauty. For this purpose, you can buy our top-notch quality art that you can enjoy for years, even decades!
You should never forget that what is taken today may not exist tomorrow. Just in the case of many species that existed centuries ago, but we don’t have even a single photo of them to learn about them. There are many other endangered species that we will not be able to see again.
Additionally, global warming, urbanization, and growing population are eating away the natural landscape. There could be a tower, or a factory, where you have been going to enjoy vacations. Who knows! So, do everything in your capacity to protect nature; go out as many times as possible to enjoy nature and keep exploring innovative ways to preserve it. A better way could be to hang nature photographs in your home so that you can constantly feel close to nature through art.