The mental health benefits of photography

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  1. photoflyer

    photoflyer TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I never agonize over perfection while taking a shot. I stay in the moment, keep moving and looking and experimenting .

    I do find that sometimes when reviewing shots later I have a lot of "if I had just" revelations.

    If I had just squatted down and shot up.

    If I had just composed the shot like so.

    If I had just used a different f stop.

    If I had just had the camera set properly beforehand.

    If I had just....

    But in between all of those "if I had justs" are a few shots that make it all worth it.


     
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    I love this there has been many times when a walk in the woods with my camera has been the best therapy ever for me....I really find photography very relaxing and try not to stress over what I take pictures of.
     
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    PHOTOGRAPHY KEEPS THE BRAIN IN GREAT SHAPE
    I liked this topic in the link she shared.
     
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    When I am alone in the countryside photographing wildlife I find it very therapeutic, and with everything that's gone on this last year or so it has helped me keep my sanity, I think.
     
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    There have been times that I shot a bunch of photos and after reviewing the set deleted them all. The difference for me is that I had fun attempting getting the shot I had in mind.
     
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    Well I think its kind of a big mistake you could have store them somewhere else because they can be useful anywhere that you don't even know.
    This kind of thing has happened to me that is why I was recommending.
     
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    I have way too much for storage now. I do save items for future use in composites.
     

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