I decided to write this article because I mentioned on my instagram that I often took my cameras with me to appointments as a therapy camera. Kind of like a companion dog. I received many messages from people saying that they suffer from anxiety as well and they were going to give this a try.
A lot of people have asked the question, "Can getting into photography as a hobby help mental health issues?" The short answer: yes.
There’s just something about being outside in the solitude of nature and in the quiet that gives me room to think of them, and through the act of taking photos for even just a few minutes I feel as if I’m with them.
I’ve learned that I can’t stop the hurricane, so to speak, but I can deal with it, and prepare for what it leaves in its wake.