- Have you ever noticed the photos hanging on the mantles and walls of people’s homes? I don’t know about you, but most of my relatives tend not to be master photographers. My parents’ walls are filled with photos where the entire family is posing against what might be generic backdrops of famous monuments, and the lighting’s washed out or the colors are too bluish-purple.
People care about the people in their photos a thousand times more than they care about the objective quality of the photos themselves. Being able to relive a party with the people who were there, being able to get snapshots of loved ones who live in another state, being able to laugh at what my friends dressed up as for Halloween the day after— this is what’s most valuable to the greatest number of people.