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Offline Hankosaurus

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Photography's Psychological Benefits
« on: July 03, 2016, 07:58:40 PM »
Did you know that photography is healthy for you, psychologically speaking?

Some have said that we should put down our cameras and enjoy life.  This assumes that the picture taking act blocks us from experiencing life's important experiences.  Is it so?  Maybe not.  Check THIS out.

Here's THE STUDY that is behind it.

Surprised?

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Re: Photography's Psychological Benefits
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 03:03:52 PM »
Wouldn't say I'm surprised. Photography has always been "meditation" for me - where you think of just one thing (at hand) and nothing else.

The withdrawal symptoms which start to appear when I haven't shot actively with the camera worry me :D ;)

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Re: Photography's Psychological Benefits
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 10:03:35 PM »
It's my most rejuvenating activity.  Also I wake up earlier on Sundays than week days... ;)
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Re: Photography's Psychological Benefits
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 10:56:19 AM »
Any creative work, however mundane or trivial it may appear to be, works wonders on the mind.
This is what my life's experience has taught me.

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Re: Photography's Psychological Benefits
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2016, 03:08:04 AM »

Hi Guys.

Any creative work, however mundane or trivial it may appear to be, works wonders on the mind.
This is what my life's experience has taught me.   Cheers!

I think so too, Prabir.

I guess that for as long as I can remember picture making I have enjoyed putting the viewfinder to the eye.  I see it something like a blank canvas with elements to be placed and organized therein...  An exploration of objects, shapes, hues, patterns, emotions, and stories to be told.  Even the blank spaces are important.  In ways, photography is like art classes I had years before, but only with a different medium.

One can become joyfully lost in the process of working with those elements, creating something new that touches the heart or stimulates the intellect.  I really enjoy looking at the images created and shared on sites like this one.

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Re: Photography's Psychological Benefits
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2016, 01:54:21 PM »
Very well said, Henry. I have the same feeling.
Nikon Stable - D810, 24-120mm f4 VR, 18-35mm, 70-300mm VR,200-500mm f5.6 VRII, 35mm f2D
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