When you look at photography what do you see? Does it bring memories of your past? Your future? Photography captures images, memories, emotions, and more than we can look back when we like. Photos tell stories with photographs that can say more than words. For years’ people have made photography as a hobby and a way to benefit their health. Photography is a means of finding a way out of everyday stressors, the harsh nature of social media and is a way to express yourself and get rid of negativity from our mind and body. Photography is a means of communication that allows people to share their thoughts, views, emotions, frustrations, and joys in their lives. They also serve as a way to document and reflect on your journey.
Photography is a form of meditation
Photography is a form of meditation as it requires necessary movements and you find yourself falling into a trance-like state. For example, landscape photographers are set and focused on how the lighting is changing; street photographers are highly focused on what they are doing, food photographers are set and contemplate different ways to make a dish look even more beautiful. All these are examples of how photography is a mental task and make the mind focus on what’s happening. Photography is about focusing and meditating. Many photographers who have been in the business of photography have gone about their lives trying to figure out how to make the art form more valuable and therapeutic. For some of them, it was about going for walks and just taking pictures. For others, it became something to do that would help them to escape from life stressors. For many, photography has truly been the art form of therapy when you create and capture images. Some photographers capture moments like street photographers or landscape photographers. These types of photographers are not deeply focused on what they are photographing. They are simply documenting. Then some photographers create. These types of photographers are conceptual, food, and portrait photographers. They are actively involved in what is captured and usually give directions and move things around. For those that like to capture moments, there’s an adrenaline rush when you look at a scene and the way they are, and then you click the shutter and capture that moment. With creating, a photographer puts lots of effort into the scene before taking the photo. The thing that these people share is that they do this as a form of therapy. Photographs can transmit the extent and depth of influences that affect our health and encourage us to consider ways in which we can improve our health. Images can be powerful enough to speak for themselves but more than often pictures will be part of a story where actions, settings, experience, and hopes are needed. Finding these images to express these complex relationships is important.
Truly, photography is great for your health. The art of photography is recognized as a valued art that promotes health. Art is important and is also an effective way of getting people involved in activities that promote health and in meditating through life experiences that affect our health. Whatever way you look at it, the art of photography plays an important part in our health and development.