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Photography is Curiosity, Creativity, Math, Science and Imagination

A recent studypublished by thePublic Library of Sciencefound that there wasa significant improvement in psychological resilience among elderly participants in a class where they did art, versus those who sat in on a verbal art class.2

What is Photography?

The process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light

Photography is Curiosity, Creativity, Math, Science and Imagination

A recent studypublished by thePublic Library of Sciencefound that there wasa significant improvement in psychological resilience among elderly participants in a class where they did art, versus those who sat in on a verbal art class.3

Why Photography?Photographs tell us what is important to us.Photographs are part of our legacy.Photographs allow us to share and to communicate.Photography makes us artists.Photography is a complex language.Photography has the power to move us.

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Curiosity

What if?-What if I change my angle? What is?-What is this ice formation? Two important elements: desire to explore the subjectdesire to learn more about your subjectThe more you know about something, the more you realize how little you know about it. That can drive your curiosity even further

The best photographers are often the most curious and theyre those that youll often find poking their heads down holes, hanging off the side of cliffs and asking themselves what if I do this or what will I find here or how will it look if I do this. For a photographer, the more curiosity the better.

Exploring the subject often involves asking the question of what if? What if I do something this way? What if I change my angle? What if I hang my camera upside down into this narrow crack and suspend it in the air with my tripod? What if I jump across this stream and shoot it from the other side? What if I change my composition? What if I come back with the light is better? And on and on and on.

Learning about a subject often involves asking what is? Such as what is this ice formation? Are there other types of ice formations? How do they form? You can expand this question to anything that involves learning more about your subject9

CreativityCreativity is using all the tools and training and knowledge To come up with new and valuable creationTools for creativity Camera body, lens, filters, knowledgeEach new picture is a new creation something that didnt exist before the shot is taken

MathThe main way we experience that math is in the fractions and numbers involved in the amount of light let into the camera via:Aperture / depth of fieldShutter SpeedISO

ScienceThere is science in the manufacturing of photography equipment, the designing of lenses, computer programs in cameraThe science ofastronomy helps predict when:The sun rises and sets and when the moon will rise and set. It also tells us how long dusk and dawn will lastWhen twilight will happen and we can use it to predict when the golden hours (the best time for landscape photography) will occur

or landscape photographers, the science ofastronomy helps predict when the sun rises and sets and when the moon will rise and set. It also tells us how long dusk and dawn will last, when twilight will happen and we can use it to predict when the golden hours (the best time for landscape photography) will occur. x12

ImaginationImagination is the ability to experience and create new senses and ideas not experienced directlySeeing in our minds eye

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