Dr Prem Jagyasi Photography
Why photography tourism matters?
Photography tourism really matters a lot and is a significant part of the entire venture. It serves as a vivid visual description of the destination you have visited, the accommodation you have chosen to stay, the picturesque landscape where you have stood facing the lens with your kid riding upon your shoulder in his favorite pose or catching you while traversing within the ruins of an ancient city with your fiancé by your side. It speaks in volume of places and activities, shot and entrapped within a square frame preserving loads of fond memories.
Photography and tourism are inseparable. One complements the other. The photography serves as a device of promotional campaign glorifying a tourist destination. Tourism is no doubt a pleasurable activity, but it is not fully satisfying unless you record the beauty of nature that has charmed your mind.
Photography helps promote tourism. Photography tourism inspired advertisements in newspapers, magazines, billboards, tourism websites, and television commercials motivate flocks of tourists towards a breath taking destination enriched with divine scenic beauty.
Photography brings in an instant the picture of a distant land educating the travelers looking for tourism destinations of their choice. At least the customer gets a fair idea of how a place looks like without even physically stepping into it. The appeal gradually builds up as he leafs through the pages of magazines or the photo albums. Famous tour destinations like the Niagara Falls, the Eifel tower, the Great Wall of China or the exquisite sea of Thailand would have remained as fabled myth to the world at large if the wonder of photography was not there to freeze those fascinating landscapes and heritage sites and there lies the beauty of it!
Photography conveys the much sought after information as regards quality of accommodation, eateries, shopping malls, road transport facilities and the general atmosphere of the tourist destination. There is much truth in the fact that a single photograph can reveal more information about a place that a thousand words cannot!
Photography forms an active phase of tourism activities like trekking, hiking and driving. The chain of enticing range of mountains has fascinated you, the wild beauty of the reserve forests and its fauna may have thrilled you and the roaring waves of the ocean may have inspired your awe and reverence. Now it is your chance to respond, and you respond well by making a good use of your camera capturing these natural landscapes and preserving them for good!
So photography is ultimately an artistic culmination of what the tourist sees around and how he feels about the surrounding environment where he has been touring around.
In one hand, photography is an effective tool for promoting tourism thereby enhancing the economic growth of the tourist destination, and on the other hand the man behind the camera had received immense satisfaction by the brilliance of his shots, the depth of his vision and the quality of the image. So we can finally sum up saying photographic tourism definitely matters, and tourism without photography is only a half completed venture giving only half a pleasure to the tourist.