Should i start photography as a hobby?

Overall, photography as a hobby can be a great source of comfort, especially if you're doing it on your own. For example, going for a walk to take pictures of landscapes will expose you to fresh air and help you connect with nature. Going out for photos with friends will allow you to socialize and be creative at the same time. Having photography as a hobby can easily prove to be an expensive task and is often a challenge when starting out.

However, learning photography skills can be a big investment in your future if you want to turn your hobby into a profession. Nowadays, most photographers have Instagram accounts, so if you want to collaborate with other people, this is a great starting point. Or you can start talking to someone who is curious about your photograph, which can lead to a great afternoon of conversation. Age isn't a barrier to learning a new hobby, and if all you have is your phone's camera, that's okay; you can start with that.

For anyone who wants to explore the world of photography in more detail, there are a few things to consider before starting. A tripod may not be a fundamental element to start taking pictures, but using one can help you take them in a different way. In addition, all kinds of things become interesting when they can provide you with material for photographic adventures. Here's a quick guide to some of the most important things to remember before starting your hobby for photography.

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John Pfannenstiel
John Pfannenstiel

Born in South Africa, John fell in love on his 14th birthday when his parents presented him with his first camera. After photographing insects, lizards, and snakes in his own backyard, John felt he had found his calling in life, and a career in photography beckoned. John set up his first photography business when he was 23 and has since traveled the world and worked with many famous photographers.