“Good and Good for You”, is a saying I grew up around. Sometimes I heard this from my parents regarding the food we were eating or not eating, work were expected to help with, or the people were associating with, ect. This saying echoed in my head this morning as I was walking my dog and thinking about photography.
Photography is “good and good for you” as well, I think. It helps with your thinking process, as we try to get just the right angle or POV as we take the shot, and then later, need to process the image correctly. At times, this can be mentally challenging. At least it is mentally challenging for me. There is always something to learn about photography as well.
It helps with the exercise. Photographers have to get up and out, to find the right images, or they adjust their surrounding to make the image work. We have to move and carry our equipment. At times, traveling and hiking are involved as well. Setting up a studio can give you some exercise as well; lifting, turning, twisting, and bending.
Photography helps with your mental health. Because you are in nature, taking portraits, capturing current events, or just playing around with the camera with snapshots, it helps us to be involved with life. Sharing the images with others adds another benefit to our mental health. It connects us to others and possibly makes a difference in this world we live in.
There is a bond between photographers and a respect for a decent image. With photography, we always have something to do that is important or creative. Photography is a personal art of sharing and caring, I think. It is uniquely your on view on life and a blessing for sure.
These are some of my thoughts on photography, just thoughts along the way…..