I don’t know if changing between these two activities is shifting focus from one brain hemisphere to the other or not. There’s overlay to be sure but computer building is more technical, left brain oriented, while photography seems more right brain, creative. From test I’ve seen and taken my right brain is slightly dominate but not totally in control. You can try a simple test here. For me the dancer spins clockwise, but every few moments she’ll suddenly spend a couple of counter-clockwise turns.
This coming July my wife and I are taking a 10-day vacation to northern Italy with a couple of friends of ours. I certainly want to have my creative side “exercised” before we go, hoping it will pay off in good photos. Since we’ll be moving about a good deal I’m only taking a 4/3’s camera, a couple of lens and a P&S backup, same as last falls trip to Europe. Travel light, travel right!
For some reason the photo above of this dried bloom reminded me of the moment of creation…the Big Bang, hurling out all the substances for the creation of the universe. Right side brain…ignition!