Photography practice will excite you, but it will also help you, for example, improve your concentration.
Photography is an activity that we have surely practiced on more than one occasion throughout our lives, and that has helped us keep alive the memories of what we have lived and of those with whom we have shared these experiences.
But, apart from contemplating photography as a temporary recreational activity, we must be aware that it is a healthy exercise for everyone and, especially, for seniors.
One of the main advantages is that photography allows us to build visual stories, through images, helping to configure stories that go beyond pure aesthetics. To do this, it is necessary to learn to take good photographs that are capable of relating, of telling without words, what we want to communicate.
To start with, you need to know the camera you use perfectly. The truth is that the market now offers devices that achieve high quality images with very simple handling. And then we must learn to observe in order to discover those frames, those elements that we need to tell our story.
If we can do it, the first sensation we will feel will be emotion, which helps us to feel satisfied and happy with the effort and work done. That feeling also helps to increase our self-esteem which, on the other hand, never hurts. Getting it is always easier through tasks that amuse us and, sure, photography does.
On a cognitive level, taking lensology photographs helps to focus attention on certain elements and to reinforce memory . In other words, it helps us exercise the brain so that it remains active. In addition, we are talking about an activity that requires attention, but also coordination, which makes it suitable to ensure that the elderly achieve more effective levels of coordination that, without a doubt, will redound, later, in the activities of their life daily, giving them more agility, not only mental, and a greater capacity for perception of things.
When we prepare to capture an image, we are aware that we can tell stories, but non-verbal communication plays a very important role in that communication, that is, the elements that help to convey without saying. That is why this activity is, according to experts, a more than appropriate exercise to encourage creativity in older people.
And since it is an exercise that seniors can do in company, even in the form of workshops, this creativity is combined with teamwork, which also has significant benefits for people of all ages.