A camera was a luxury possession during my childhood and even in early adult life. Photography as a career or hobby was also mostly unheard of. But who knew that smartphones and digital cameras would radically change everything? Today, everyone has a smartphone and it is not a big deal to own a proper camera. Taking photographs is just a click away and photography is emerging as a contemporary hobby and career option!
Today’s children are aware of basic camera tricks on the smartphone. They can take better photographs than us! So, at their age, it would be a great idea to encourage them to pursue photography as a hobby or career. Here the reasons why:
- It’s Absolutely Fun
Photography is all about making yourself and people happy. It gives an opportunity to bring out your fun side and do something new and interesting.
- It’s Creative
Photography requires the use of natural instinct, imagination and inspiration. You have to go beyond photography fundamentals and theory.
- It’s an Outdoor Activity
Photography takes you outdoors. You can take a camera anywhere to treks, jungles, picnics or anywhere else wherever your mind takes. Isn’t it a wonderful way to get your kids away from gadget time and give them a feel of fresh air and sunshine?
- It Makes Travel Interesting
There is a stark difference between taking photos as an amateur and it is a different level capture something from a photographer’s eye. Moreover, every photographer loves to travel to put his camera to good use. Travel itself is a great teacher for your kids!
- Boost Self-Confidence
Photography requires meeting new people, exploring new horizons and shedding your inhibitions. If your child is introvert or shy or lacks self-esteem, photography could be the answer.
- Develop Computer Skills
Photography requires using different types of software and digital tools to enhance the quality of pictures or customize them to yours/someone’s liking. This in turn helps your child learn computer skills in the process.
- Build a Rewarding Career
Photography offers lucrative career opportunities. From wildlife and still life to sports and fashion to architectural and journalism, photography offers a wide scope to chart out your career path as per your personal style.
If your child shows inclination towards photography, you could enrol him or her in professional courses to sharpen their skills and knowledge.