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How Photography helped my Wellbeing

By Kara Beth Davies, Egwyl Editor

Twitter: @kara_davies

As a student, it’s important to know how to look after your health and wellbeing. Getting the balance between your studies and your personal life is key.

When I got a camera for Christmas in 2016, little did I know how much it would make a positive and refreshing impact to my life. We all get tough days at the office, so having an outlet to express that suppressed creativity has been highly beneficial.

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Where’s Wally?

Not only is it good exercise, I’ve found myself walking several miles, taking pictures of some beautiful landscapes. The best thing about photography is the fact you have to think about what the perfect photo would look like and what it would consist of.

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Taking it underground in the city

Wherever I end up going, my camera seems to come with me. It gives me something to focus on, excuse the unintended pun! Going out into cities like London and Liverpool are amongst some of my favourite places to take a few pictures. I love it when people just end up in the right place at the right time and I manage to capture the moment.

With photography, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know what you’re doing. The most important thing is if you enjoy it. They enjoyment I have got out of it has been more than I could have ever imagined. I feel at my happiest when I’m outdoors, whether it be up a mountain, in the forest or in a city.

Photography has helped my mindset, especially during life’s stressful situations. If you don’t know what works for you, it’s ok. Once you find something, you’ll know it, which is why I’ve fallen hard for photography.

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Random shots

 

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