"It has been better than therapy ever was for me. Photography became a therapeutic tool"

The flight
The flight (Image credit: Gabriel Isak)

In our fast-paced world, the constant barrage of information and pressure to perform can take a toll on our mental wellbeing. While traditional therapies remain crucial, a growing body of evidence suggests that creative outlets like photography can offer surprising benefits to our mental health.

Studies have shown that photography can be a powerful tool for mindfulness, reducing anxiety, and promoting a sense of calm. By focusing on composition, light and the capture of fleeting moments, photography encourages us to be present in the moment, offering a welcome escape from our daily thoughts.

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.