How often do you go back and look through old photos, even ones that did not make it into your portfolio? And how often do you really spend time with those photos, not just scanning them? It can be more valuable than you think, not just for your photography, but for your happiness and for finding deeper meaning.
Coming to you from Alister Benn of Expressive Photography, this insightful video discusses the idea of using photography to relive experiences and to remember the joy you felt in those moments and promote happiness. It can be easy, particularly when you do photography for a living, to lose sight of this and to look at it as nothing more than a means to a (financial) end. However, we all first got into it because we loved creating photos. I personally catch myself scrolling through my favorites album on my phone and daydreaming about past happy moments all the time. Not only do those pictures serve as an easy way to relive those moments, regularly scrolling through them helps to keep the memories fresh in my mind. It does a lot of good for my happiness. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.