There’s no better luxury than having a book read to me. Even a hundred years ago, an adult would have to be rich beyond belief to spend hours a day listening to someone read out loud.
Thanks to a pocket computer and earbuds I have an unlimited supply of audiobooks at my fingertips which I listen to every day.
I especially like to listen to books when I walk. For some reason, my “reading” comprehension is highest when I’m on the move. I don’t see this as multitasking, just a synergistic enjoyment of two pursuits.
However, taking a photograph always requires a pause of the reading performance. I need all of my senses when I’m using a camera.
When something catches my eye, like a leaf with its feet caught in mid-stride, the books or music must take five.
Photography is still a show stopper for me.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.