I am going to say absolutely, photography can certainly be a hobby! Many people like I do enjoy taking photos as a way to express their creativity, capture memories, and explore the world around them. Photography allows hobbyists to experiment with different techniques and styles, from portrait photography to landscapes and everything in between. With my digital cameras and smartphone, my photography has become more experimental and affordable than ever before, making it a popular hobby for people of all ages and skill levels.
Photography can also be a therapeutic activity, providing a sense of mindfulness and an opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of daily life, something I do often, after work I grab my camera and go for a nice walk around a park or downtown to decompress. By focusing on the present moment and immersing in the surroundings, you can experience a sense of flow and creative fulfillment that can be beneficial for mental health and well-being.
Ultimately, whether someone takes photos for fun, relaxation, or as a way to express their artistic side, photography can definitely be a rewarding and fulfilling hobby.