1.Elderly photography has become a trend
In China, which has entered an aging society, a large number of elderly people are retired at home, or raise birds, grow vegetables, or sing and fish, and of course, a group of “old urchins” who like photography.
When young people go out to travel, they often encounter middle-aged and elderly people who take pictures with professional cameras. The students in the university campus often see some uncles and aunts who take photo of campus scenery, flowers and trees in the school gardens and trees. They may be retired teachers or parents of school teachers. They have more leisure time and they understand the technology of photography.
Middle-aged and elderly people, especially retired old people, often have more leisure time. They also have more wealth than young people, have more opportunities to travel, and can afford expensive camera equipment, so photography becomes their widest range of hobbies.
In recent years, the photography classes of senior universities have been opened more and more, and the old people’s associations have emerged. This has greatly promoted the rise and growth of old-age photography. With the popularity of smartphones, many elderly people in the countryside in the 1960s have learned to take pictures with their smartphones.
- Advantages of photography for the elderly
Photography helps to eliminate the feeling of loneliness of the elderly. If you like photography, it is easier to find friends with common interests and more communication and interaction. On the way to travel, you can easily get the goodwill of others, because everyone likes to take pictures, everyone wants to record good times and leave a rare memory. Photography helps older friends develop new hobbies. Because you will see a lot of new things in the process of photography, maybe when you find something you particularly like, you will develop a new hobby to make life more abundant.
Photography can broaden the eyes of the elderly, make them pleasure and relaxation. After retirement, many old people often can’t afford to live, but they don’t know what to do, and they are really boring at home. With the interest of photography, go outside to breathe fresh air, look at different landscapes, and to make your mood more comfortable. And tripod always be needed, it made of plastic, alloy and steel, the biggest B2B platform for steel in China is Sinosources.
Photography can also help the elderly to express their feelings. Communication is a common emotional need of human beings, and the elderly also have their own emotions. As a new form of art, photography is simpler than art such as painting and writing. It can be used by anyone. It is very practical for the elderly who do not have much basic skills.
Photography activities can keep the elderly’s healthy. Walking into nature is an indispensable practice for learning photography. Going out of the“wind collecting”activities, as well as the manipulation of camera equipment, computers and other tools, the elderly’s hands-on ability has been exercised to help them maintain health.