Why not? 😃 Today I want to brag about why I think photography is THE BEST hobby 😃. Most people just buy a camera, because of a wedding, a baby gets born or the uncle owns a canon mark III and doesn’t let you use it (like in my case) and then they get into photography as hobby like a trap 😃. So here are my reasons and my opinions on why you should be doing photography as a hobby, as well as why you should get started now and not later. 😊
- To learn to see and watch
When you start doing photography as a hobby, you will start to look at things differently and start to see things you would never have seen before. For example, when you look at a flower in the morning after you started macro photography. You used to see just a flower in the morning, but now you see a whole scenery in detail the flower, the bloom, the water on it and how the sunlight is shining through it.
- To hold on to memories
This is my favorite point, why I like to take pictures and also why I started with it. To put my memory’s in a picture and save them there forever. Even if I might not look at them every day, I will be able to see how wild I was, how much fun I had in my life and relive these moments when I’m sitting in my rocking chair as an old grandpa. 😊
- Combine it with other hobbies.
You can combine photography with any other hobby you want. If you into motocross, awesome take pictures of it. Like you probably would do anyway with your mobile, but now you can make even better pictures.
- Train your Brain
Researchers have shown that, if you learn a new skill, it will improve your memory and your ability to have steeper learning curves for other things as well. A study has shown that the more difficult a skill is the more will it improve your brain abilities. So, photography might be the right one since there is a freaking lot to learn.
- Get outside
Have you ever been outside for hours at 03:00 a.m. without any intent to party? Or alcohol involved? Probably not because there was no reason for it right? Well, now you have one. You want to make beautiful night sky pictures. 😊
Photography will challenge and train your creativity a lot. Which I think is very important, since we live in an age where creativity gets very rare because you don’t really need it to survive. You just google what you want to know and there you go.
- Challenge yourself
You can participate in challenges for specific types of pictures online. Which will improve your skills a lot, as well as your creativity. When you get better and win challenges, it will make you a name as a photographer and even give you job opportunities.
- Make money with it
Everybody knows that photography can be a pretty expensive hobby, but did you know that you can sell almost every good photo you made at a stock site and get a passive income for that which will grow over time.
- Get up early
Yes, it makes you get up early in the morning. I never liked to get up early, there was absolutely no way to see me before sunrise in any kind of way. 😃 But now I start my day actively since one of the most beautiful times with the best light is at sunrise and shortly after it.
- Meet and get to know new people
When you do street photography (which is in my opinion, one of the most interesting types) you can’t get around to meet more interesting people in a day than others do in a whole year.
I hope I could convert you into a photograph. 😝 Just kidding. 😃 I hope you liked to read the post and if you have any opinions or questions let me know in the comments.