It is no secret that spending time in nature is good for your mental health. Time and time again, through conversations on my podcast, I learn about the role that nature photography has played in helping people battle depression, anxiety, and life's challenges.
This week I had an amazing time talking about photography with Shane Turgeon, who credits his discovery of nature photography for saving his life. Learn about Shane's journey into photography and the steps he took to leverage it to improve his personal outcomes after a series of unfortunate life events left him reeling.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- How Shane discovered his passion for photography.
- How nature photography saved Shane's life.
- How others who are struggling with mental health challenges can leverage nature photography to improve their mental health.
- How curiosity plays a central role in curating personal happiness.
- Shane's strategies for staying happy as a photographer.
- How bringing his dog with him on his photography trips makes them more enjoyable.
- The Light Chasers Photography Conference that Shane has created in Canada.
- The challenges and logistics of creating a photography conference.
- And a lot more!
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
- Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
- Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
If you enjoyed our conversation on the podcast, you can listen to a bonus episode on Patreon where Shane and I talk all about time management and our mutual abilities to accomplish a lot on little time.
Here is who Shane recommended on the podcast this week:
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