Weekly assignment due Oct. 23rd

Annotated Sources (Bibliography)

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Due October 16th: 6 of the 13 cited and annotated sources listed below (To review your progress)
At the top of your post include your inquiry question

Due October 23rd: Remaining 7 cited and annotated sources listed below (Final Annotated Bibliography due)
At the top of your post include your inquiry question

Required sources with annotation

3-5 Sentences for each of your cited 13 sources describing how each source helps to answer your inquiry question –  How to Cite Sources 

  1. 1st Person Account (i.e. Letters, Diaries, Speeches)
    • 3 Sources of this kind is needed
  2. Case Studies/Examples
    • 3 Sources of this kind is needed
  3. Academic Journals (i.e. Google Scholar)
    • 3 Sources of this kind is needed (each from a different journal)
  4. Experts
    • 2 Sources of this kind is needed
  5. Historical (i.e. Archives, Books)
    • 2 Sources of this kind is needed


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9 Comments on “Weekly assignment due Oct. 23rd

  1. How to get impressive scenic view photos?

    This source shows two different techniques on how to improve the quality of the camera. While you are taking the photo, you can wrap torn plastic around the edge of the camera to create blurred edges. The intention of using this method is that the middle of the image remains well-focused, while the edges become foggy. The second method will unfocus the background of the element and will highlight the main object or view of the landscape.

    Amiria GaleAmiria. (2018, November 29). 100 Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions & Mixed Media Approaches. Retrieved from https://www.studentartguide.com/articles/creative-photography-ideas.

    This source helped me to answer my question because it taught me that landscapes photography has to be taken in the very early morning at sunrise or in the evening at sunset. Finding a unique perspective with an excellent brightness or darkness is another technique that has to be used to get an impressive photo.

    Harmer, J., Harmer, J., Harmer, J., Harmer, J., Harmer, J., AuthorJim Harmer Facebook Twitter Google, … Google. (n.d.). 13 Ways to Make Your Photos Look Professional. Retrieved from https://improvephotography.com/35020/how-to-make-a-photo-look-professional/.

    This source points out how a night photo brings up life, and how I can acquire a good scenic view during the night. For having high-quality night photography, I will need a super-slow shutter speed and a tripod or stable surface to steady the camera. With one of these tools, I can shoot directly to the scenic view or object.

    Harman, C., & Christina. (2019, July 29). 20 Amazing Photography Tips and Techniques. Retrieved from https://contrastly.com/amazing-photography-techniques/.

    The photojournalist Robert Capa narrates about good photography. The examples that he uses helps me realize that if I feel that my photo is not good enough, it is because I’m not close enough. To fix this, I have to take a step or two closer to the subject and fill the frame with the subject and see how much better it will look without wasted space. I can apply this advice in my photos so I can get an impressive picture.

    40 Tips to Take Better Photos. (2014, January 25). Retrieved from https://petapixel.com/2014/01/24/40-tips-take-better-photos/.

  2. Bezawit Mehari
    Inquiry question: What are the benefits we get for going outdoors?

    The source is a case of study by scientists, explaining 11 benefits of being outdoors such as being outdoors boost your energy, outdoors is good for our vision, the natural sunlight helps mitigate pain, outdoors boosts your immune system,
    outdoors provide us with free aromatherapy, outdoors enhances creativity, outdoors help us with seasonal affective disorder, being outdoors gives us your daily dose of vitamin D, being outdoors restores our focus, being outdoors makes us better people ( according to psychologists, exposure to nature helps us shrug off societal pressures, allowing us to remember and value more important things like relationships, sharing, and community.)

    11 scientific benefits of being outdoors. http://mentalfloss.com/article/70548/11-scientific-benefits-being-outdoors. Accessed on October 22.

    The source is a letter from the Harvard medical school, according to the letter spending time outdoors is good for us. Throughout the letter, different reasons are mentioned why outdoors is great for us. The first reason is that our vitamins D levels rise ( the sunlight is hitting our skin, the skin begins a process that leads to the creation and activation of vitamin D. Studies suggest that this vitamin helps fight certain conditions, from osteoporosis and cancer to depression and heart attacks). The second reason will be that we will get more exercise, especially people the same age as us (18-19 years old).The light tends to elevate our mood ( physical activity has been shown to relax and cheer up, so if being outside replaces inactive pursuits with active ones, it might also mean more smiles and laughter. Our level of concentration will definitely improve ( researchers have in fact, reported that children with ADHD seem to focus better after being outdoors).

    Spending time outdoors is good for you, from the Harvard Health Letter. https://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/spending-time-outdoors-is-good-for-you. July 2010. Accessed on October 22.

    The source is a book called “The Nature Fix”. In this book, Florence Williams explain why nature make us happier, healthier, and more creative. The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can enhance our mood and improve our creativity. Williams shows how time in nature is not luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, the developments of human characteristics are disrupted.

    The Nature Fix: Why Nature make us happier, healthier, and more creative. https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Fix-Happier-Healthier-Creative/dp/0393242714. Published in February 7, 2017. Accessed on October 22.

    The source is case of study by Dannielle Cohen, explaining Why kids Need to Spend Time in Nature. Kids spending time too much time indoors has become so extreme that the crisis has a name: ” Nature deficient disorder”. Recent studies claim when spending outdoors, it has to be a ” green” environment- one with trees and leaves. Most studies agree that Kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors. Being outdoors builds confidence according to this study, kids that plays in nature has a lot less structure than most type of indoor play. It also provides different stimulation, it activates more senses such as you can hear, smell, and touch outdoor environment. Nature makes kids think, the phenomena that occur naturally make kids ask questions about the earth and the life it supports.

    Why Kids Need to spend more time in Nature. https://www.google.com/amp/s/childmind.org/article/why-kids-need-to-spend-time-in-nature/amp/. Accessed on October 22.

    The source is a video, an interview with Kristina Towill, a psychologist in the community. According to her, children are spending less time outdoors because of numerous factors such as changes in our social culture structures and also the influence of social media prevent them from going out. She thinks that parents are facing a challenge in this modern time because their children are spending more time indoors. She thinks that if kids spend more time indoors, it’s gone be hard for their optimal development. Bing outdoors is critical to children brain development. Children have to spend more time outside in order to learn. There are important social and emotional benefits for being outdoors.

    The importance of outdoor play. https://youtu.be/BmsTlID7DRM. Accessed on October 22.

    The source is a ted talk or a speech by a boy called Brody Gray, he is presenting his project for his classmates. His main point of this ted talk, is to show that outdoor Play is important. He is saying that one of the best places to learn, a very safe environment and has a clean air is where there is a good lighting which is outside. Being outdoors can give a better academic performance for students. Brody Gray share his personal experience throughout his speech. He has his own language with his friend when they are outside, him and his friend pretended to be in another planet. He also thinks that when it comes to brain development, time in the classroom is less important than time in the playground. Outdoor children tend to do better in grades especially math. According to him, outside we create, we innovate, we cooperate, and we decide what we do. He recommended to do our HomeWorks outside instead doing it inside.

    Play is important. https://youtu.be/UqJ6f-cddbk. Accessed on October 22.

  3. Elissa Munsterman
    7 remaining citations and annotations

    (Academic Journals)

    In this journal, Colby Brown knows that not everyone has an iphone so she talks about some tips and tricks on how to take some great quality photos on an android. Colby discusses how there are many built in apps on the android that can help improve your photography skills. One of the apps has many options on what you want to do like a panorama, still camera so it doesn’t have your pictures blurry, a movie to create many memories on your wildlife adventures and a shutter button which can create more photos more in depth and clear.
    Brown, Colby.Android Photography: Peachpit Press, 2013 https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=zf6ol7f_X2QC&oi=fnd&pg=PT5&dq=how+to+take+better+pictures+on+your+phone&ots=5bHeqs8QNa&sig=JAkSNFPu9hE-adQ9IYUtYWdjbHY#v=onepage&q&f=false

    This journal by Rob Sheppard emphasis many ways on how to make your photos better just by doing the littlest things. Did you know when you visit a place to take pictures that you like, each time you visit that place your pictures will improve each time because you will know the best times and subjects for photos. In addition every day is a good day to take pictures, no matter if its bad weather. Bad weather offers great photographic opportunities by providing you with dramatic clouds, rain and snow which will create emotion and characteristics to your photos. Sheppard, Rob. Digital Photography: Inc Indianapolis, Indiana, 2010. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=3M0CZb4dFSgC&oi=fnd&pg=PT4&dq=tips+and+tricks+on+taking+better+pictures&ots=23zKfo_-3J&sig=xz6Kp-guJ1Z3AXfp6uTfS5eZHpo#v=onepage&q=tips%20and%20tricks%20on%20taking%20better%20pictures&f=false

    Vishal Gaikar informs us on how to take pictures like a pro since social media has taken over on almost every aspect of our daily lives. No matter what phone you have, you can make any small changes and still have your pictures come out the best. Before taking any pictures, play around with your camera, tap on the screen, adjust the lighting, move around to different points and/ or don’t be shy to get an up close picture of an object.
    Gaikar, Vishal. Taking Photographs Like A Pro With Your Smartphone: Tricks Machine, 2013. https://www.tricksmachine.com/2013/01/taking-photographs-like-a-pro-smartphone.html


    What would be better than to hear tips and tricks on photography from an expert. Buying a tripod helps immensely on taking sturdy clear photos, especially if you want to have the full landscape view. In addition, if someone is really having trouble with taking better pictures, some are now buying the SANDMARC iPhones lens which are these lens that capture higher-quality photos.
    iPhone Photography Tips Straight From the Experts.PhotographyTalk. https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/8388-iphone-photography-tips-straight-from-the-experts(Accessed October 18th, 2019).

    National geographic has great tips and advice for pro photo taking. In their website, national geographic posts many photos on taking great lighting, zooming in on close objects, some simple photos, reflection, finding soft lighting amd looking for abstract shots. For example, they will show a great picture of a piece of lettuce up close, giving feedback when taking an up close photo to try to avoid using digital zoom box. Greater the zoom, the more the camera will shake due to the lack of sharpness. In addition, talks about to not even try taking pictures of high speed action or sports because let’s face it, camera phones are not designed to compete with High end DSLR cameras.
    Tips For Better iPhone Photography.National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/iphone-photography-tips/(Accessed October 18th, 2019).


    “The art of iPhone photography”One of the most, if not it’s THE most popular book about iPhone photography. This book provides readers step by step presentations and techniques, containing abstract, street photography, portraits, landscape, architecture and way more.
    Bob Weil and Nicki Fitz-Gerald.The Art Of iphone photography.iPhone Photography School.https://iphonephotographyschool.com/best-photography-books/(Accessed October 20th, 2019).

    “60 Tips for creative iPhone photography” by Martina Holmberg covers everything from editing to shooting pictures. She will take your ordinary shots into artistic images. Not only give advice on how to make your editing better but it also talks about some helpful apps you can download to make your pictures very professional.
    Martina Holmberg.Sixty Tips For Creative iPhone Photography.iPhone Photography School.https://iphonephotographyschool.com/best-photography-books/(Accessed October 20th, 2019).

  4. How does being outside change a person’s mood and mental health?
    Annotated bibliography
    1.) Parks, O. (2019, October 7). Mental health benefits of spending time in nature. Retrieved from
    This source explains how being outside can help with anxiety, depression, and stress. Then it goes
    on to list several ways you can do small outside activities to help decrease stress, anxiety, an
    depression, such as small walks in the woods.
    2.) Sowa , N. (2018, October 31). Mental Health Benefits of Getting Outside. Retrieved from
    This source provides a video from assistant psychiatry Nate Sowa on how being outside reduces
    anxiety and depression. He also will talk about how there are even more benefits to walking in
    nature. He talks about the different mental health’s that can benefit or be decreased by being
    3.) alex.hanna.9421. (2018, November 27). The Mental Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors.
    Retrieved from http://challengethestorm.org/the-mental-health-benefits-of-spending-time-
    This source begins with a chart explaining benefits. It mentions mood elevation, reduction in
    depression and anxiety, reduction of mental fatigue, and others. This article also mentions how
    spending time in nature also very beneficial to a person’s mood and mental health
    4.) Harvard Health Publishing. (n.d.). Sour mood getting you down? Get back to nature. Retrieved
    from https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/sour-mood-getting-you-down-get-back-
    This source suggest that mood disorders can be lifted by being outdoors. It explains the relationship
    between the brain and nature. Talking about how being outside has positive effects on the brain.
    5.) Wei, K. (2018, May 30). Can Getting Outside Really Improve Your Mental Wellness? Retrieved
    from https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/can-getting-outside-really-improve-your-mental-
    This source talks about how being outside can help people who are battling depression and anxiety.
    Being outdoors seems to lift someone mood. The greener the environment the more likely it is to
    give off positive vibes.
    6.) Nature and mental health. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.mind.org.uk/information-
    This source provides a chart for multiple benefits of being outdoors. Among the list it says that being
    outdoors improve your mood and help relieve stress and anger. It can also help with your
    confidence and self-esteem according to the article
    7.) 5 Ways Mother Nature Can Lift Your Mood. (n.d.). Retrieved from

    This source talks about being I nature can improve your mood. They talk about how walking in more
    natural areas than cities can lead to decrease activity in the part of the brain that cause depression.
    They also mention being in nature and outside reduces stress levels and can help a person sleep
    8.) How Going Outside Improves Our Mood and Health Even in Winter. (2018, January 9). Retrieved
    from https://www.thesca.org/connect/blog/how-going-outside-improves-our-mood-and-
    This source specifically talks about how even in the winter being outside can lighten a person’s
    mood. They mention how having Vitamin is important for the body and that it helps aid in feeling
    better. They mention how it can improve our immune systems and other benefits
    9.) Nature & Our Mood: Why Spending Time Outdoors Makes Us Happier. (2019, February 25).
    Retrieved from https://www.paliinstitute.com/nature-our-mood-why-spending-time-outdoors-
    This source explains why spending time outside can make us happier. It give people examples of
    how to connect to nature even in city like areas. Also talks about how even the littlest amount of
    time outside can improve our mood.
    10.) Spend Time in Nature to Reduce Stress and Anxiety. (n.d.). Retrieved from
    This source specifically focuses on how spending time outdoors in the nature can reduce stress and
    anxiety. It also includes benefits to spending outside related to other mental illnesses and problems.
    11.) 11 Scientific Benefits of Being Outdoors. (2015, November 2). Retrieved from
    This source list 11 benefits that being outdoors has on people. This list ranges from a variety of
    things. Such as Physical benefits to mental benefits.
    12.) How Does Nature Impact Our Wellbeing? (n.d.). Retrieved from
    This source is about all the ways the environment or nature can help a person. It mentions effects it
    can have on a person’s mood and how environment impacts a person a lot. Also focuses on nature
    being an important source to having a better mood.
    13.) It's official — spending time outside is good for you. (2018, July 6). Retrieved from
    This source is about how exposure to nature can make you healthier. Exposure to nature reduces
    the risk of many health diseases. Also provides many facts and logistics on how nature affects us.

  5. White, M. P., Alcock, I., Grellier, J., Wheeler, B. W., Hartig, T., Warber, S. L., … Fleming, L. E. (2019, June 13). Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing. Retrieved from https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44097-3.
    People who spent more time in nature have reduced blood pressure, stress, and depression. Living in the city can cause higher rates of depression, high blood pressure, and stress rates. This is why experts reach out to urban cities and try to get people outdoors near greenery.

    Kahn, B. (2019, June 14). That Study About the Health Benefits of Nature Comes With an Important Caveat. Retrieved from https://earther.gizmodo.com/that-study-about-the-health-benefits-of-nature-comes-wi-1835524165.
    Two hours a day outside can improve ones health. Even though nature is rejuvenating, not everyone’s experience is the same. Some people need to spend more time outdoors to receive the health benefits it gives.

    – Sheikh, Knvul. “How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 13 June 2019, http://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/health/nature-outdoors-health.html.
    Spending a weekend outside or by the lake can reduce stress, high blood pressure, and reduce the chance of having an asthma attack, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Scientific journals recommend 120 minutes outside a week. People reported that spending two hours or more outdoor a week have better health.

    Wise, Cat. “Why Doctors Are Increasingly Prescribing Nature.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 28 Aug. 2019, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-doctors-are-increasingly-prescribing-nature.
    Children need to spend more time outside than indoors. Doctors are prescribing high dosages of nature just like they prescribe pills. Since more kids are not outside anymore, they are starting to get higher blood pressure and diseases they shouldn’t have

    – Reuben, Aaron. “Science’s Newest Miracle Drug Is Free.” Outside Online, 9 July 2019, http://www.outsideonline.com/2393660/science-newest-miracle-drug-free.
    Children who spend more time outdoors have better physical and mental health. Nature can help fight obesity. One in three adults and one in five children are obese. Getting outside would help fight that.

    Members and Affiliates.” EarthLab, earthlab.uw.edu/members-and-affiliates/nature-and-health/.
    Some healthcare is leaning towards nature instead of prescribing pills. Since nature can lower the levels of diseases this is a way to lower healthcare costs. Nature and health is focusing on five groups: veterans, adults, children, elderly, and healthcare

    Repke, Meredith A, et al. “How Does Nature Exposure Make People Healthier?: Evidence for the Role of Impulsivity and Expanded Space Perception.” PloS One, Public Library of Science, 22 Aug. 2018, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6104990/.
    Researchers are still trying to figure out how nature is so good for everyone’s health. Back in the day humans were more connected with nature and this explains why humans were much healthier. Whereas today humans stay inside more and eat worse which leads to being unhealthier.

  6. Hike the World’s Best Paths to Wellness. Art of RV. https://artofrv.com/hike-the- worlds-best-paths-to-wellness/. (Accessed October 23rd 2019).
    This google scholar article talks about reviews on the authors favorite places. It goes into detail about why it is important to spend more time outdoors. It talks about traditions of hiking. It states how we become a part of nature the more we spend time in it.

    Hiking for Beginners. REI Co Op. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/hiking-for- beginners.html. (Accessed October 23rd 2019).
    While reading this article it goes into talking about hiking for beginners. It talks about the top 3 steps to follow, find a hiking partner, choose a hike, gear up. Further down the website it goes into detail about those three steps. It’s not a smart idea to go hiking alone even though it can give you a sense of freedom, you have to think about the logistics like if you get lost or if you trip and get hurt. When choosing a hike there is many ways like websites, guide books, or even asking around. To gear up for a hike you need to make sure you have food, water, hiking backpack, and proper hiking clothes.

    Northern Virginia. Hiking Project. https://www.hikingproject.com/directory/8010738 /northern-virginia. (Accessed October 23rd 2019)
    This interactive website lets you choose where you are located and the best hiking trails around you. It shows the average weather of each month, its helping you decide when is the best time to go hiking. It gives you reviews of certain trails and the best options.

    Bauer, Laura. “The Shortest Hikes With The Best Views”
    This co op journal talks about the shortest hikes with the greatest views. Hiking can easily turn into something harder than it should be. So this journal talks about how great short hikes can be. As you scroll down you see the list of different hikes with the greatest views.

    Leonard, Brendan. “The 20 Most Beautiful Day Hikes In America”
    This Adventure Journal lists the 20 most beautiful day hikes in America. It includes the name of the location and with the name there is a very well taken picture to give you an idea of what the hike looks like. Under the name and picture there is three to five sentences about the hike and a fun facts about the hike as well.

    Minihane, Joe. “23 Of The Worlds Best Hiking Trails.” CNN, April 1, 2019, Travel Section.
    If you want to travel worldwide and don’t know where to hike this news article will help. It gives a list of the best world wide hikes. It includes pictures and peoples personal experiences on pursuing these hikes.

  7. Acxel escobar
    How to take the perfect picture?

    In the article it states that you should play around with the settings. Also depending on the surroundings, you should take a picture with a certain angle with or without flash. There should have a good background however if you want it all blurred except the one place you want to play around till you fit to see right.

    The source claims that you could take good photos if you use grid lines with your phone. She states that its easier to focus on the picture also with the lines your able to make the picture straight not slanted. Lindsay says that its good to use some of the access space because it may make the picture with good depth.

    Lindsay Kolowich – Originally published Nov 1, 2018 8:05:00 PM, updated January 30 2019

    Source talks about hoe the cameras has changed over time, it being more efficient than previous cameras. They also talk about how cameras now has more features than before things like Burst mode, HDR auto, and Grid mode. Those are just some examples to help understand what makes a perfect picture.

    Nov 1, 2018

    This source claims that having an expensive camera doesn’t mean you’re going to have a perfect picture. Lisa claims that its better to have experience being a photographer than just going out and buying expensive camera equipment’s to take a picture that you could have with just a regular phone.

    JAN 24, 2014 , Lisa Clarke

    This article talks about one self and what kind of photographer are you. The first step is to tell yourself that you are a photographer. He also states to take your time with every photo that there isn’t rush to take the photo. One major thing he always wants too show is that practice makes perfect.


    this article exmplains how you should exepirement with every angle, create depth, chose s focus point and check your lighting. Lauren explains how every component comes together to make the picture look like a professional. Not every photo will look good but the more you try the more you’ll understand how photos should be taken
    Lauren Diamo

    The last article talks about how to take a perfect selfie. Laurence talks about how a person should find there perfect angles and if the person is able to make the picture look great. He states that you should take multiple pictures and chose which one is the best. Not only how you look but also the background. To see if its good enough to take the picture.
    March 8, 2019 by Laurence Norah

  8. Question: How to take beautiful photos


    Gio Bartlett Productions, BEST PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH, youtube, June 12, 2016, 2:58

    This video is a motivational speech for people who love photography but do not have the motivation to take pictures. This source helps my question because it will provide the motivation in order to take beautiful photos. It is important for photographers to have the motivation to shoot.

    Sean Tucker, How to become a better photographer through ‘visual exercise’, youtube, August 14, 2016, 6:40

    This is a motivational speech on how to become a better photographer. This is a list of quotes that will motivate prospective photographers. This source is important because it provides motivation and it also gives tips on how to become a better photographer.

    Tour and tourists, basic rules of photography, youtube, April 2, 2016, 6:22

    This video gives the basic rules of photography. If a photographer follow these rules, they can shoot amazing photos. This guide is important for my question because this will tell exactly how to shoot beautiful photos.

    Case study

    Mansurov, Nasim. “Nasim Mansurov.” Photography Life, 2016, photographylife.com/photography-case-studies.

    In the case study “bird photography” the photographer explains in detail how he photographed and bird and how he edit it in photoshop in order to enhance it. This is important because sometimes a photographer cannot take a photo and it looks nice. A person will have to edit their photos to make it look really nice.

    Mansurov, Nasim. “Nasim Mansurov.” Photography Life, 2016, photographylife.com/photography-case-studies.

    In the case study “night shot”, this explains how he shoots his photos at night. The case study explains the shutter speed of a camera and how to use it. This is important because a photographer cannot always shoot in the day time.

    Google scholar

    Jae Young Choi , Seungji Yang , Yong Man Ro , Konstantinos N. Plataniotis, Face annotation for personal photos using context-assisted face recognition, Proceedings of the 1st ACM international conference on Multimedia information retrieval, October 30-31, 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    This article is about the different ways people store their digital photos. When storing photos, it is important to know how to stay organised. This is related to my question because when a photographer takes photos, they need places to store them and organise those photos.

    Diehl, K., Zauberman, G., & Barasch, A. (2016). How taking photos increases enjoyment of experiences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111(2), 119-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000055

    This book is about how taking photos can increase the enjoyment. This is important because you cannot take beautiful photos if you do not enjoy doing it.

  9. Inquiry question: What are the benefits we get for going outdoors?
    The 7 remaining citations and annotations.

    The source is an article by David G Pearson and Tony Craig. Throughout the article, the authors explain the great outdoors , he explains the mental health of natural environments. Proximity to greenspace has been associated with lower stress and reduced symptomology for depression and anxiety while interacting with nature can improve cognition for children with attention deficits and individuals with depression. A recent epidemiological study has shown that people who move to greener urban areas benefits from sustained improvement in their mental health. The authors explain throughout the article what makes an environment restorative, the relationship between perceived restorative properties and attention restoration, and finally he didn’t hesitate to explain the optimal form of interaction with restorative environments.

    The great outdoors? Exploring the mental health benefits of natural environments https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4204431/.

    The source is a magazine. The tittle is this article is “improves our mood and health even in winter”. This article wants to persuade his audience to go outside. Just a few minutes day has been proven to improve both our moods and our physical health. Being outside also improves our immune system as it helps them build up their natural resistance. The amazing thing I learned about being outdoors by reading this magazine is that the simple act of walking led to increased creativity in 81% of participants, with the best results coming from walking outdoors. And also, I learned that being outdoors helps improve our relationship with people we are with outside. According to this magazine going outside during winter is the best way to improve our health.

    How Going Outside Improves Our Mood and Health Even in Winter.

    The source is another article explaining the benefits we get for going outdoors. People who spent two hours a week outdoors reported feeling healthier than people who didn’t go out at all. Five hours yielded little added benefit. A wealth of research indicates that escaping to neighborhood park, hiking through the woods, or spending a weekend by the lake can lower a person’s stress levels, decrease blood pressure and reduced the risk asthma, allergies, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/health/nature-outdoors-health.html. How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say

    The source is a magazine by Matt Boyle. The magazine explains the benefits of being outdoors. According to this magazine, outdoors activities such as hiking is the most important way we get benefits.
    Hiking is one of the most common outdoor activities across the nation and we know that hiking holds a number of health benefits due to people just being physically active. Emotional health and mental health benefits that come from being out in the sun and in the nature. According to a Stanford led study “found that walking or hiking around in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression. The study found that people who would walk around for about 90 minutes in a natural environment showed decreased activity in a portion of the brain that was associated with depression.”

    https://thriveglobal.com/stories/the-benefits-of-being-outdoors/. The Benefits of Being Outdoors

    The source is an article by Robbin Whalen. Spending time outside can function as a natural medicine. Full time employee can make it difficult to spend time outdoors so even few minutes outdoor breaks a day can have a positive impact on your health. Happiness, improved memory, stress relief, reduction of inflammation, energy boost, better brain function, vitamin D boost, stronger immune system are the benefits we get for going outdoors such as hiking to be considered as one of the most important outdoor activity.

    The Powerful Health Benefits of Spending Time Outside. https://info.totalwellnesshealth.com/blog/the-powerful-health-benefits-of-spending-time-outside.

    The source is a magazine by Kevin Loria. The author mentioned Florence Williams book. In her book, she started investigating the health benefits of nature after moving from the mountainous terrain of Boulder. At first, she felt depressed, but after the walking to Boulder, she felt better than ever. And at the end of the article the author didn’t hesitate to add the different benefits we get for going outdoors.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/why-spending-more-time-outside-is-healthy-2017-7. Being outside can improve memory, fight depression, and lower blood pressure — here are 12 science-backed reasons to spend more time outdoors.

    The source is an article by Jill L. Ferguson, the author explains the 5 benefits of being outdoors such as sunlight can help prevent myopia in children, being outside helps with mental health, moderate to vigorous activity and time outdoors correlate to better academic performance, nature helps reduces stress levels, being in nature improves physical health.

    5 befits of being outdoors. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/5-benefits-of-being-outdoors_b_5938266ce4b014ae8c69dce0.

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