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7 Great Reasons to Get into Photography (and How to Do It)

7 Great Reasons to Get into Photography (and How to Do It)

Photography is an awesome hobby that millions around the globe practice. Some people would say that this is a discipline that everyone should pick up, as it offers numerous benefits. If you have considered picking up photography, you should give it a go, as it is a remarkable hobby which can greatly help you improve the way you see the world.

The list of benefits is virtually endless, but there are a few extremely important reasons why you should pick up a camera and start capturing the best moments from your own and other peoples’ lives:

1. Helps you stop and relax

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    The first thing that you are going to realize is the amount of relaxation you are going to feel as you are exploring your next photoshoot location. Pausing completely for a while just to let it all in is the best feeling ever. The pace of daily life is quite stressful and hitting the pause button will allow you to think about all those beautiful things which surround us every day.

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    2. You will realize the importance of little details

    Photography is going to make you pay attention to those little details that actually make our lives better. You will capture beautiful scenery, but you also might run into some unique moments, not everyone is even aware of. This will make you a humble person who appreciates the small things which are invaluable or, as the great photographer, Ansel Adams, would put it:

    “A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”

    3. Photography opens up your eyes to the beauty of the world around you

    Next time you find yourself on a trip or a picnic, you are going to experience nature in a whole different way. More importantly, you will be able to capture that priceless moment, making it shareable with millions of people around the globe. Photography is going to make you a more spiritual person, a quality which is rare nowadays. All this makes it easier for you to enjoy your whole life.

    4. Helps you meet new interesting people

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      Photography is a very popular hobby and discipline. There are literally millions of people who enjoy capturing breathtaking moments. The larger your collection is and the further you improve your capturing capabilities, the higher the chances that you are going to come across other passionate people in this field.

      There are many photographers who received business proposals by simply creating an impeccable collection of photos. As you travel and share your work, the amount of people you are going to meet is going to be great. You are going to hear so many different stories, but also learn a lot from the people who share your interests.

      5. Gives you a chance create something you will be proud of

      Photography creates an incredible sense of achievement. There is always a chance that your photo will go viral, and no matter what happens, you are going to experience that great sense of achievement, as you create those breathtaking images. A good example of this is the “Bliss” photograph, which ended up on the desktops of millions of Windows XP users. You never know the real potential of your creation. This feeling is simply overwhelming.

      6. It is a viable career option

      An activity such as photography is great for personal growth, but it is always important to mention the financial aspect of it and whether investing time in it can actually bring some income in the future. In the past, you had to reach a truly professional level in order to earn money, whereas nowadays, it is possible to earn some money without any valid certificate. The key is to understand the best ways to utilize the online world and reach out to people.

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      Once you know how to do that, the options are endless. You can always start a photography blog and create content that people are going to find useful. There are numerous online platforms dedicated to selling photos. These are only some of the options at your disposal. All you have to do is be as creative as you can be.

      7. What do you need to get started with your photography career?

      The most important starting step is to conduct online research about which type of camera is perfect for your needs. According to the vast majority of people who are into photography, the best choice is to get a DSLR camera. Most people go with these, as there is a wider range of lenses and other parts which can be acquired to improve quality.

      Once you are equipped with a good camera, it is time to get to know how to capture those beautiful nature scenes. Luckily, there are numerous resources you can rely on. You can consult more experienced people. Furthermore, you can also rely on numerous online resources in the form of videos and articles. Beginning might be a little rough, but once you get to know what the basics are, your camera is going to be your favorite tool that will let you unleash your creativity.

      From the moment you start capturing photos, it is very important to establish a communication with people who share similar interests. Luckily, you can rely on the internet and join huge photography communities where people can give you advice that will put you on the right path. Do not be stubborn! Accept criticism, as it is the best way to progress in the very beginning.

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      As you can see, picking up photography is going to improve your mindset greatly. You are going to become more conscious of all the beauty that surrounds us everywhere we turn. All you have to do is do a little research and explore your creativity. Never leave your camera at home, as you never know when the next beautiful moment is going to occur.

      Featured photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronbrothers/ via flickr.com

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      Last Updated on August 21, 2018

      30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

      30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

      Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.

      That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!

       1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.

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        Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.

        2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.

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          If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.

          3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.

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            It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!

            4. Corn chips for kindling!

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              Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!

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              5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.

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                Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.

                6. Use compact, microfibre towels!

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                  These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.

                  7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.

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                    You never know when you might need some.

                    8. Make lamps out of jars and solar disks.

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                      Get all the info you need here.

                      9. Sangria!

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                        We know what’s really important. How to here!

                        10. One water bottle will hold eight eggs.

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                          By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!

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                          11. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is a surprisingly good mosquito repellent.

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                            Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.

                            12. DIY shower.

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                              All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.

                              13. Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.

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                                Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.

                                14. Make s’moreos easily.

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                                  15. MarshJell-o shots.

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                                    Learn how to make these delicious things here!

                                    16. Or dip those marshmallows in Bailey’s. 
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                                      Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.

                                      17. Turn a bottle into a spoon.

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                                        It’s that easy!

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                                        18. Grits repel ants.

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                                          Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.

                                          19. Deodorant can be used to combat itchiness.

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                                            20. Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.

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                                              That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.

                                              21. Foam noodles will stop any injuries.

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                                                For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.

                                                22. Carry some essentials in a small tin with you at all times.

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                                                  You never know what you’ll need and when.

                                                  23. Take toothpaste dots instead of a whole tube.

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                                                    Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.

                                                    24. Use a stick to secure your tent.

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                                                      By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.

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                                                      25. Vacuum seal your food before you leave.

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                                                        26. Popcorn on the campfire.

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                                                          Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.

                                                          27. You can even make bacon and eggs over it.

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                                                            That’s right! Full instructions here.

                                                            28. Keep your toiletries handy.

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                                                              Buy this magnificent contraption here.

                                                              29. Compact, unbreakable cups!

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                                                                Get them while you can!

                                                                30. Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients.

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                                                                  With these 30 camping tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!

                                                                  Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

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