When I enrolled for the photography course at Seneca, a couple of my close friends were taken-back. Not that there's anything wrong with photography, but they just didn't think I was "the sort" that's interested in it. It's a good question - so what got me into photography.
To me photography is all about nature. Seeing the beauty, and remembering Allah. I believe it's my responsibility to take what I see, and show it to others.
I wonder how they can be photographers that don't realize the existence of God. I mean, if you see the beauty, you'll have to accept there's a Supreme Power that created it all. It's way too beautiful for a random sequence of events.
This one by a fellow blogger - The Drafting Table - reminds me of a verse: `
13:2 It is God who has raised the heavens without any supports that you could see, and is established on the throne of His almightiness; and He [it is who] has made the sun and the moon subservient [to His laws], each running its course for a term set [by Him]. He governs all that exists. Clearly does He spell out these messages, so that you might be certain in your innermost that you are destined to meet your Sustainer [on Judgment Day].
اللّهُ الَّذِي رَفَعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى عَلَى الْعَرْشِ وَسَخَّرَ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ كُلٌّ يَجْرِي لأَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى يُدَبِّرُ الأَمْرَ يُفَصِّلُ الآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُم بِلِقَاء رَبِّكُمْ تُوقِنُونَ