I love photography, it helps me relax & takes my mind off of the P!
I found that natural sunlight was the most effective way to go, tanning beds don't put out like the sun does. Unless you are going the Puva route, than you really need to be careful because the drug stays in your system for a long period of time & makes you very susceptible to getting a very bad sunburn.
Was on Puva back in the 80's, then eventually just started going to tanning beds & laying out in the summer sun. The only reason I regret it, is because my skin is like a magnet to the sun now even without laying out my skin turns dark as heck & I'm on Bio's now so really don't need the sun anymore.