5 Amazing Benefits of Photography
Submitted by Dixie Cartwright on January 21, 2020
With the proper camera and vision, photography can make your life much better. It can help lift our spirits when we are down, help us look beyond the disappointments life can sometimes throw at us and spark our creativity and imagination. If you are interested in finding a new hobby, or just looking to take better pictures, Below are just a few of the many benefits of developing a love of photography.
Photography affords immortality
Don’t believe it? Look at all the old photographs your mom or grandmother had around. I personally love looking at old pictures and imagining what life must have been like "back in the day". And anytime I get to mising family and friends who have passed on, a photo of them can bring back such beautiful and cherished memories.
Photography documents your journey through life
From your childhood pictures to your child’s pictures to your grandchild’s pictures. From first smiles to first steps to first dates, life can be documented and preserved. Photography captures personal communication that would otherwise be lost forever.
Photography help you find beauty in the world.
We can find beauty in our lives through photography. From the simpleness of everyday objects around us to the craziness of our children who bring us joy yet drive us crazy. Using a camera to find beauty in the things and people around us, helps us to see things in a different light. A wonderful therapeutic benefit of photography, is that it can help us see the beauty surrounding us we just have take a moment to stop and look!
Photography preserves new and old memories
Think of the wife or husband who has lost a spouse. Or the child who lost a parent. With pictures not only can they have no fear of forgetting their loved one’s face a photo can help them remember exactly what was going on when that picture was snapped, cementing the memory forever.
Photography is an act of creating
The simple act of creation is important in helping us as humans feel fulfilled. When a child finishes a drawing that may not be the masterpiece he or she thinks it is, they beam with pride as praise is showered down upon them. This excitement to create is something all of us share, no matter our age. And don't worry, your perceived level of creativity doesn’t matter, it is the act of doing that counts.
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