1. Photography skills and knowledge
2. Equipment (tons of equipment)
4. Therapeutic (take mind off work and soften the edgy mood)
5. Last but the most important : Getting to know more people and making friends with other fellow photographers who share the same passion
Learned to "open my eyes" and appreciate the simple things in life. Simple things such as the beauty of light, colors of the skies, beauty of shapes and patterns, or to put it generally, the beauty of mother nature and human expressions.
And i'm grateful to photography for that.
1. more exercise (carrying heavy gears every weekends)
2. more friends
3. less $$$
4. more equipment (including cabinets at home)
5. Visited places I had never heard of B4
6. Chance to be explore the beautiful world we live in.
7. more knowledge (including non-photography related)
My overseas travels suddenly exponentially increased when I discovered photography.
Of cos it also trained me to be more observant, move with a faster eye and finger, earned me some little extra pocket money for my bills, more knowledge, earned me some new friends.
Its also thru photography I learnt that the true skill of photography (or anything for that matter) doesn't merely lie in splurging on top end gadgets which are mere facilitators. Skills ultimately matter.