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What is a Zen photo? In this guide, I’m going to introduce you to what I call “Zen photography” or “mindful photography.” Zen photography is a mindset. It’s a way of approaching photography that will help you create better images. It focuses on the experience of making images and expressing ourselves through our photography.
Can photography help anxiety? Photography can be a form of mindfulness (or present state awareness), similar to meditation, which is proven to help people suffering from depression and anxiety.
Can taking pictures be a coping mechanism? The findings were unequivocal. Not only does photography allow you to express yourself, but it also helps bring focus to positive life experiences, enhances your self-worth, and even reduces the stress hormone cortisol. It turns out that being a shutter bug gives you a perspective in more ways than one.
What is art of seeing in photography? But more often, it’s what and how we choose to photograph something that determines the true impact of an image. “There’s nothing worse than a sharp picture of a fuzzy concept,” is the way the master himself, Ansel Adams, put it. He was talking about what some call the Photographer’s Eye. I call it the Art of Seeing.