Photography as a form of therapy
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
Photography allows people to express feelings on any subject through creative work rather than with speech. There is a power behind the whole process of photography which includes viewing photos, planning, research, posing, discussing and talking about photos and using any kind of photographic imagery both film and digital, both still and moving.
There is no professional therapist in need of therapy. It is only the photos and the activity itself that provides the therapy.
There are also several methods of doing this, especially since it can be considered a personal form of rehabilitation. You can, for example, choose to write down thoughts and feelings first and then convert these into images.
Photography gives us the opportunity to view the world objectively. We become mindful of the things around us and in what is happening, as opposed to what we think are happening. It can help to unleash also artistic and creative skills.
Photography can help to improve every day experiences as form of self-expression. Ordinary things become more special and meaningful. It gives an overall sense of happy and positive feeling.
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I would add "and most important stay inspired."