The Photography Workout

Photography is an excellent workout for mind, body and soul.

Here’s why –

Photography exercises my eyes, by encouraging me to look for beautiful objects, scenes and compositions that I otherwise might just walk straight past.

Photography exercises my legs, as the places I go to photograph I travel to by bicycle, on foot or most often a combination of both.

Photography exercises my mind, by imploring me to focus on what I’m photographing, meaning almost everything else in my busy head falls away, or at least is muted for a while.

Photography exercises my soul, by allowing me to immerse myself in nature and remind myself of all the beauty in the world.


How does photography provide a workout for you? 

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4 thoughts on “The Photography Workout”

  1. Damn, I love this post. I never thought to word why I love photography… I just knew within that I couldn’t live without it. Beautifully said. ❤

  2. I always take a camera when I go out for a walk. Sometimes I even take a picture or two with it. I don’t know how long I’d stick to my walking discipline if my day bag with a camera wasn’t on the sofa right next to the front door.

    1. I think you’ve hit on a key point Doug. With any activity we want to do regularly, we need to make it as accessible as possible, eliminating all the possible obstacles.

      I remember going through a phase when I had so many cameras I would deliberate for ages about which camera/lens/film combo to take out – and on more than one occasion took so long I ran out of time to go where I was planning to go. Not good!

      Having one camera ready to grab and go makes it so much more likely to happen.

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