June 15 is Nature Photography Day. The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) created the day in 2006 as a way to encourage people to learn and enjoy capturing the beauty of nature through their cameras.
Nature photography is a branch of photography that is devoted to taking pictures of natural elements including landscapes, geological formations, and flora and fauna in their natural habitats and in zoos. As a rule, nature photography does not include photographing human subjects, though some exceptions can be made depending on the situation
Perfect Hobby for Everyone!
- Cameras are Cheap – Most phones have a camera option and if you are looking for a digital camera there are many that would fit any price range.
- Digital World – No more needing a darkroom and expensive equipment to develop film. Now you can share your photographs instantly through social media or even email. Think about how many image you have seen on Facebook – it is about time your friends and family see your photographs.
- Creative – Photography is a very acceptable form of creativity that allows endless flexibility in how you adapt it to your own personal style.
- Your Brain – Research has shown that learning a new skill helps the brain and improves memory, and the more difficult the skill, the more improvement you get.
- Healthy – Getting out of the house, walking about, or even hiking is often a side-effect of getting into photography.