Buffalo, NY, December 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- If you're single, divorced or widowed, you'd better include a camera on your Christmas list this year.
Local author, photographer, and expert on the health benefits of photography Robert Schwarztrauber writes in today's TotalFitnessPhotography post that picture taking can help you improve your physical fitness, meet more people, and boost your self esteem.
“In my recent survey of photographers, three out of four say taking photos makes them more active each day. Ninety-three percent say photography makes them feel good about themselves,” says Robert. "Eighty percent say it lifts their mental state daily and increases their contact with other people." Robert states, "Getting a camera for Christmas might be the best gift a single person could ask for."
iPhone and android camera users can also expect to experience the same benefits as point and shoot or digital SLR users. Robert's survey found that the quality of the photos taken had no bearing on the benefits experienced. It was the act of taking photos that made all the difference.
Robert Schwarztrauber is an award winning photographer, and publisher of the "healthyPhotographer" monthly newsletter at RobertsPhotoNews.com. Respected in online communities for his expert work on using digital photography to enhance the well-being of children and adults, he says, “The digital camera might just be the most overlooked total mind-body fitness machine ever invented.”