What has taken its place? Photography Therapy!
|"After the Meeting Walk"|
Nikon 600, 105mm
This is probably not a new phrase, and I'm sure other photographers feel the same way. Picture this, (no pun intended). A prolonged week of meetings continues with direct reports assisting in presentations, proposals and personnel discussions. This is capped off with yet one more Friday afternoon conference call at 4:00 p.m. Many of these discussions are held in a square, non-descript beige work cube, conference room or if we are lucky, an office with a view of other concrete buildings.
|Sunrise, Before the Meetings Begin"|
Nikon 600, 14-24mm
Don't get me wrong, I love my career. However, I believe in working to live. Part of living is not thinking about work when you're not working. That can be a bit difficult for many of us, particularly if we do not find and pursue our own interests and passions.
Nikon 5100, Signa 150-500mm
So how can you find your photography therapy?
The answer is quite simple. What do you like to do with your spare time?
Do you enjoy cars, travel, your kids' sports, pets, fashion, cooking, gardening, baseball cards, fishing, or collecting? If you answered yes to any of these and have considered 'photography' as something to do, you may have picked the place to get started.
Borrow, rent or purchase a camera and start here. Take many, many images looking up, down and straight on with your identified subject. Download to your computer and see what you've created.
Your therapy may have just begun.
And for those who still hunger for a bit of retail therapy. No problem. There are plenty of cameras (Nikon), bags (Tenba, Tamrac), lenses (Sigma Lenses, Nikon lenses), tools (Lightroom 5, Nik Software), and how-to books available to shop for online (Amazon) and in local stores (Woodward Camera in Birmingham, MI, and a local retailer near you).