Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Why Photography is a Fantastic Hobby

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Everyone needs a hobby that they can be passionate about. Hobbies give us a fun way to relax, learn and grow as human beings. If you don’t have at least one hobby you love, then you are more likely to slip into bad habits like watching the TV all evening, instead of doing things that are truly enriching.

For many people today, photography is the thing they are passionate about, an this is hardly surprising now that high-end cameras are more affordable, and now that software has made it easy for most of us, with a little practice, to create stunning photos.

Of course, there are many very real benefits to taking up photography as a hobby, above and beyond giving you something to do. Here are some of them:

You Can Capture Precious Memories

One of the best things about getting into photography is that you can capture those precious moments in life in great detail so that they will be preserved forever. Whether it’s a church picnic, a graduation day, wedding or the first months of a new baby, if you have the photography skill, you will have so much fun preserving it for future generations in an appealing way.

It Can Be Your Business

If you get good at your photography hobby, you could do what Derek Brown has done in setting up his Studio Soi Six photography studio and turn your passion into a business that enables you to make money. Even if you don’t want to take it that far, you could earn a little extra on the side by selling your photos as stock images or creating prints to sell on Etsy or at local craft markets. Thanks to the internet, there has never been more opportunity to make money from photography if that is what you want to do.

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You Focus on Beauty

In a world that is often filled with so much negativity, photography can be a shining light, When you go out to take pictures, you are forced to look for the beautiful; the interesting; the unusual in any situation and this can really help you to turn your thinking around and bring more gratitude into your life. You’ll be filled with joy by the sight of morning dew on a spider’s web or the pink of the sky at sunset and your life will be enriched by it.

It Can Boost Your Fitness

As a photographer, you want to get as many unique images as possible to add to your portfolio - it would be pretty boring if you took the same few shots every day - and that means that you have to get out and about into the world, often into locations that are hard to get to by car. Naturally, this means you do far more walking and hiking, around rivers, up mountains, through the woods and so on. It can really help to make you fitter and stronger.

Photography is fun, fulfilling, financially rewarding and a great way to spend your time, so why not give it a go?



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