6 ways photography can change your life
Living in a digital age is better compared to the past. But financially-speaking, it’s more expensive. This is the reason why work becomes everyone’s focus for the past few years.
But we all know, too much consumption of anything can be harmful, and having a busy life is no exception. It can either affect us physically (lack of exercise can weaken the body), emotionally (too much stress can cause depression) or mentally (depression can lead to a serious mental disorder).
For that reasons, people are promoting different recreational activities to help their loved ones release all stress off their mind. One of the most popular recreational activities is photography.
Though some people considered it an expensive hobby, many didn’t seem to care as its popularity continues to increase. Well, I suppose a little investment (just under $500) wouldn’t hurt if the outcome can make our life better. Do you want proof?
Here are 6 ways photography can change your life
1. It has potential to make you a happier person
Everyone knows that happiness is the major factor to live longer. And for you to achieve that, you must maintain to have a healthy lifestyle and a reason to live. Photography just happens to cater both of those goals.
Photography is considered as a good exercise—both mind and body. It trains your mind to be patient and helps your body to be flexible as you move along with your subject to get your perfect shot.
While for the latter part, the goal to capture all the beauty in the world and share it with your loved ones is enough reason to live a long and happy life.
2. Preserve special moments
Everything that’s happening in one’s life is special. In our opinion, this is the main reason cameras got invented.
Nowadays, more options are being offered on how to preserve your special moments and those are:
- Store digital copies in cloud-based backup services or external hard drive devices
Since most cameras are digital, the easiest way to preserve your pictures is to save it on a cloud-based backup service. You can access it through your phone, computer and several camera models via an internet connection.
If you prefer offline storage, you can store your pictures on reliable external hard drive devices.
- Printing is still in
Printing picture is one option that will never go out of style because many still prefer to compile their pictures on a photo album.
3. Heightens your self-awareness
Aside from having a long patience, heightening your sense of self-awareness is one of the lessons you’ll learn in photography. This is by training your mind to be active all the time.
This way you can immediately spot promising subject from afar and capture it in a well-balanced composition. Once you possess this, you’ll have a better relationship not only to yourself but to others as well.
4. Make someone feel good with a picture you take
If you think photography is all about making the photographer’s life better then you’re wrong! Photography has a two-way effect—the photographer can boost his confidence when taking beautiful pictures as well as the confidence of his subject.
There are people who don’t want to be photographed. Maybe because they had a bad experience before, or simply they don’t believe they’re beautiful. But if you take a beautiful photo of them (no matter how simple they’re doing) and show it to them, it will surely boost their confidence.
5. Enhances other life activities
In life, there are tons of recreational activities that you can enjoy. But due to the little time we spare for vacations, we can’t do it all. Fortunately with photography, now we can!
Whether you’re in for simple activities (e.g. cooking or family road trips) or extreme activities (e.g. hiking or sports); you can pair it with photography. There are some who even say that photography can enhance the enjoyment you feel while doing these activities.
6. It helps you see things in a more positive light
With everything that’s happening in the world right now, it’s difficult to keep a positive outlook on life. But with photography, it helps our mind to focus on the positive side.
This is because it exposes our mind and eyes to different types of beauty. Even we don’t believe it’s beautiful, one lesson we’ll learn in photography is the different ways to make it beautiful.
If you apply this in real life, no matter how bad your life is you know there’s always another way to make it beautiful again.
About the Author
Hi, I’m George. I have been a camera enthusiast from 2008. Cameraseals is my personal blog where I share most of my interests and experiences from using cameras. You will find helpful topics even if you’re a beginner or long-time user.