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May 2, 2021 09:03:28   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Some of us here are over fifty, and there's a rumor going around that people over a certain age have to "exercise" their brains to keep them working properly. I think I've stumbled on a pretty good way of doing that.

I know that most of us have different brands of cameras, and they all have different Menus and controls. I like to switch between Nikon, Sony, and Fuji to mix things up and remember how to use them. Bringing all three with me in the car and driving somewhere to shoot is a fun way to not only use different cameras, but also to exercise my brain - remembering how to use the different controls and Menus.

I wonder if such travel could be considered a medical deduction.

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May 2, 2021 09:16:15   #
jeep_daddy Loc: Prescott AZ
 
Good luck with that one! Hahahahahaha

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May 2, 2021 09:28:43   #
tradio Loc: Oxford, Ohio
 
I like your line of thought...

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May 2, 2021 09:37:04   #
bobmcculloch Loc: NYC, NY
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Some of us here are over fifty, and there's a rumor going around that people over a certain age have to "exercise" their brains to keep them working properly. I think I've stumbled on a pretty good way of doing that.

I know that most of us have different brands of cameras, and they all have different Menus and controls. I like to switch between Nikon, Sony, and Fuji to mix things up and remember how to use them. Bringing all three with me in the car and driving somewhere to shoot is a fun way to not only use different cameras, but also to exercise my brain - remembering how to use the different controls and Menus.

I wonder if such travel could be considered a medical deduction.
Some of us here are over fifty, and there's a rumo... (show quote)


Crosswords and Sudoku work too, even solitaire helps.

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May 2, 2021 09:55:24   #
Soul Dr. Loc: Beautiful Shenandoah Valley
 
bobmcculloch wrote:
Crosswords and Sudoku work too, even solitaire helps.


So do jigsaw puzzles, 3D puzzles and board games.
Or, just using one of my 7 different brands of cameras.

will

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May 2, 2021 10:04:20   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
There are a lot of free courses and tutorials out there. Take a couple of them and learn something new.
And there are a lot of online sources to help you out.

The only real consideration is that whatever you learn should not require you to sit on your butt for hours at a time. Activity of the body is necessary. Without it, activity of the mind is pointless.

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May 2, 2021 10:09:39   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
My brain exercise is learning photography and videography post processing software. It never ends. Maybe, with a psychiatrist's prescription, my software costs could be deducted.

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May 2, 2021 11:00:10   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
tradio wrote:
I like your line of thought...


The fact that I have a thought is a good sign.

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May 2, 2021 11:00:41   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
bsprague wrote:
My brain exercise is learning photography and videography post processing software. It never ends. Maybe, with a psychiatrist's prescription, my software costs could be deducted.


Right! That's why I like using different programs.

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May 2, 2021 11:02:52   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
There are a lot of free courses and tutorials out there. Take a couple of them and learn something new.
And there are a lot of online sources to help you out.

The only real consideration is that whatever you learn should not require you to sit on your butt for hours at a time. Activity of the body is necessary. Without it, activity of the mind is pointless.


Right! My head keeps swiveling back and forth to see this entire 27" monitor, my right hand gets "mouse exercise," and both hand get exercise typing. My legs get a good workout swinging me back and forth in my chair. By the end of the day, I'm exhausted.

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May 2, 2021 11:44:24   #
PHRubin Loc: Nashville TN USA
 
Since I have and use all of my 4 different cameras, I do that, 'tho not always at the same shoot.

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May 2, 2021 12:15:53   #
E.L.. Shapiro Loc: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
 
My theory for good brain and physical conditioning is simply NOT to retire. So I didn't! I'm 77 and I still work every day as a commercial photographer. Running a business has a good mixture of creativity, nice clients and aggravating ones, good suppliers and not so good ones, paperwork, taxes and bill to pay, promotions to do, problems and problem solving and some problems that can't be solved are also stimulating, going home- listening to my lovely wife complain that I am insane for still working- but she runs the office anyway. I also get to look after the cat's litterbox and take out the garbage- all in a day's work!

I'm gonna work 'till I'm dead and don't forget to leave space in the coffin for my gear- I'm takin' it with me!






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May 2, 2021 13:41:40   #
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PHRubin wrote:
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4 different cameras, .......'tho not always at the same shoot.

Uh oh ... thaz cheating yourself, duckling your therapy. Your brain sells argon two wrought aweigh ...

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May 3, 2021 05:28:28   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Let me know if it works. I'll buy into 3 more brand systems!

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May 3, 2021 05:33:48   #
w00dy4012 Loc: Thalia, East Virginia
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Some of us here are over fifty, and there's a rumor going around that people over a certain age have to "exercise" their brains to keep them working properly. I think I've stumbled on a pretty good way of doing that.

I know that most of us have different brands of cameras, and they all have different Menus and controls. I like to switch between Nikon, Sony, and Fuji to mix things up and remember how to use them. Bringing all three with me in the car and driving somewhere to shoot is a fun way to not only use different cameras, but also to exercise my brain - remembering how to use the different controls and Menus.

I wonder if such travel could be considered a medical deduction.
Some of us here are over fifty, and there's a rumo... (show quote)


Just memorize the Sony menu.

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