Improve your life-skills
Newly acquired photography skills can improve so many aspects of your life. An example is searching for different angles and perspectives in a photo. Imagine a conversation where you have a differing opinion than someone else. Photography teaches you that sometimes different perspectives can both produce amazing results. Photography helps you to keep an open mind and seek opportunities to learn.Identify different perspectives
One transformational tip to better photos is capturing a different perspective. If you are capturing flowers, shoot inside the flower to see the stamen and pollen. Other options are from the side and even underneath.Cerebral benefits
Both sides of the brain work together in photography. The left side is the logical thinking and the right side creativity. Applying photography guidelines on photo composition uses the logical techniques learned. Experimenting with different techniques, such as a low angle can produce creative images.Analytical skills
As you edit an image, whether consciously or not, we are making decisions about what we are depicting. This improves decision-making skills and helps with problem-solving. If an image isn't improving the way we expect, then we make rational decisions to fix it. We step back and determine what is and isn't working in an image, what step to take next, and what it is we like about it.Build confidence
Learning an art or any new skill builds confidence. Be mindful of not falling into the trap of seeking approval of your photos online. Visual medium platforms like Facebook and Instagram display your photos through an algorithm. Not everyone you expect to 'like' and comment on your photos may have seen your images. That little dopamine hit from a Like is not self-confidence. Confidence comes from enjoying your own art and the ongoing learning photography process.
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This is one that I did not before link to photography. I thought drawing was more about self-expression. Yet, how you photograph your subject choice and how you edit the final image is an act of self-expression. It reveals your interests and how you prefer to interact with the world. Me, I am an introvert. I would much rather photograph flowers than interacting with and posing people. I am a positive person and a perfectionist. This is possibly why I edit my photos to make the colours really pop and remove any imperfections in the petals!Photography inspires imagination
If like me, creativity and imagination do not come easily. The great news is that creativity is like a muscle. It can be practised and developed! There is no such thing as not being a creative type. We all start out in life playing as children and having an imagination. Among the many genres of photography is compositing, combining many images. These blended images can be very creative, combining photography with surrealistic art.