Photography: A therapeutic art form.
“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”
Did you know art is therapeutic even if it is not meant for you to be a professional at it? Photography to second is a skill anyone can take up without needing any professional guidance.
You can use your smartphone or a basic camera and go out on a walk and click away from your anxiety, grow through positive experiences, and enhance your self-image and worth. You can
capture shots that can speak for you. As it is said, a picture is capable of speaking a thousand words. But who are we to set a limit to anything?
Many people would rather hold a cigarette than a camera which is a rather healthy habit to develop. Some artists say, that we create the best under the most stress. Expressing through art is one of the best ways to release your mental blockage.
Now you may ask how is clicking photos therapy?
Have you not heard the relationship art and mental health has? Around the early 2010s, scientists analyzed the effects art and creation have on psychological and physiological health and its healing.
To make this happen you have to be in the zone or go with the flow. It will make you focus and more attentive, drifting you away from your zone of tension. The entire process includes choosing a subject, fixing and playing with the lights and background, and finishing the final project.
Focusing on your perfect shot will help you release your fixations, your attention will sway way to your camera and generate a positive space for you to be in. all this will be like meditating without letting your mind know it is being fixed.
All your worries will be shifted to change the toxic ideas of your mind to create the best shot of your day. You will notice a change when dopamine and serotonin start to kick in as you increase your creative thoughts. To process the changes, go take a walk, my pal, click away!