Why photography is a great pastime during the pandemic

A large portion of America is following strict stay at home orders, social distancing etiquette, and self-isolating in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This has been their situation for the past few months and a lot of Americans are stressed out with the situation and their newfound time with little to do. This is why amateur photographer Vijaya Prakash Boggala suggest photography as a pastime during the pandemic. Here are his reasons why.

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Photography is mostly a solo adventure
Photography isn’t a team activity so you can safely go about and capture your neighborhood safely. It doesn’t break any social distancing issues unless you take an extreme close-up of someone else. In fact, you can go through an entire day of photography without even making human contact.

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Unique subjects
What makes today’s outdoors a lot more unique is the fact that there are less people out than normal. This can create unique photography moments. Imagine that street corner that’s always filled with pedestrians? What does it look like now? All around the world, photographers are sharing their work, showing what their world is now. These shots may be a once in a lifetime opportunity given that this occurrence has never been experienced before.

Good exercise
People who are stuck at home often end up doing the same routine exercises to stay in shape. But if you want to have some Vitamin D and give your body a bit of a workout safely, then cityscape and landscape photography is the way to go. According to Vijaya Prakash Boggala, photography lets us to move around to get new perspectives, see things differently, and forces us to move, which in itself is good exercise.

Vijaya Prakash Boggalahas written a number of medical abstracts for scholarly journals. An artisan at heart, he also enjoys the arts and is particularly fond of DIY projects. More on Vijaya’s work and interests here.

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