A Fresh Perspective: Why You Should Take Up Photography

If you are looking for a creative hobby that will introduce you to a fresh perspective on life then photography could be right up your street. Not only will getting behind the lens show you how to immortalise your nearest and dearest and capture those special moments that make your heart sing, but photography will also give you the chance to express your unique creativity. Here are a few more reasons why learning how to craft awe-inspiring snaps could be just the thing you need to add a breath of fresh air to your daily life.

#1. You Will Have Lots Of Fun

As any seasoned snapper will tell you, photography is a rewarding activity that can take you to all kinds of places and introduce you to people from all walks of life. One day, you could be photographing quirky examples of local architecture, the next day you could be snapping pics of the Shetland Grand National (yes, it’s a thing) or capturing images of the first spring blooms.

In short, photography shakes you out of your comfort zone and gets you out and about in the world, with your eyes wide open to new perspectives and experiences. What could be more fun?

#2. Photography Can Be Good For Your Health

As well as exercising your creativity, photography also exercises your body, which can have positive benefits for both your physical and your mental health. Whether you are looking for intriguing individuals to photograph on city streets or venturing into the depths of the countryside to snap beautiful images of trees, waterfalls, and wildflower meadows, you will be improving your fitness. Photography also provides a workout for your brain, as you learn new skills and tap into your creativity to discover new and engaging ways of framing a shot.

#3. There Is Some Cool Kit Involved

While there are plenty of smartphone photography courses available, perhaps you’d rather learn how to take pictures with a professional-looking DSLR. Choosing the ideal camera and the best camera lenses to take your stunning snaps can be almost as fun as taking photos.

Look at online markets places for camera lenses to invest in. From the latest Canon lenses to a camera lens cleaning kit, there are so many items of cutting-edge kit you can stock up on to help you perfect your craft.

#4. You Can Find Your Own Niche

We all have our own creative urges, talents, and inclinations. If you haven’t discovered yours yet, maybe it’s photography! Using the camera to channel your unique vision of the world could be the next best thing you’ve ever tried. Photography offers an ideal blend of flexibility and technique. All you need to do is find the subject that moves you the most and start snapping away. The more pictures you take, the better you will get at crafting images that you can be proud of.

#5. Photographs Provide Tangible Memories You Will Never Forget

Arguably one of the main reasons why any of us ever take a photo is to capture a special occasion or a person or place that means a lot to us. However, while many of our smartphone snaps may look rather amateurish or turn out blurred by shaking hands, if you take the time to learn photography, you will be able to take photos of special places and people that really do them justice. There are so many fun and engaging photography classes available that you can easily fit around your schedule.

What about you, how do you feel about taking photographs? Feel free to share any tips & advice below!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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