Spending time in nature is good for us. I doubt this fact will come as any surprise to you. Scientific studies for decades have revealed the health and wellbeing benefits of being outdoors in the natural world. But what about the simple act of viewing natural images?
Can photographic prints of natural scenery imbue the same positive feelings? Can photos of nature even help soothe the sick?
very time I step out to shoot some street photography, I am always approached by other photographers who are also out shooting. Irrespective of whether we are in London, New York or Paris, the conversations always start off the same way. They would make a remark about my Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS USM telephoto lense, the way it is hanging loosely next to my hip and the speed with which I raise the camera to my face and take candid shots. Evidently they would have been observing me for a while.