I mentioned a while ago I’m a photographer. And when I posted my latest photo shoot in my thread (my daily thoughts) I got a lot of positive feedback. SO today I thought I’d share with you some of my own healing photography tips. You can do this on your own, in your closet, as a selfie. No rules! Your job is to play and have fun. We’ll start small and if you take any photos along the way I’d love to see them (or if you’re a fellow photographer and have any tips or tricks you’d like to share, please do!)
so my number one rule is every photograph is an illusion. Good or bad. Every picture is just capturing one thing. So give yourself permission to play with filters! Make art with your body, do something totally bizarre. Wear a wig, wear a paper bag, take photos in total darkness or in really bright light. There is no perfect angle - what you like won’t be what someone else likes, so just have fun and play around. And if you take a photo you don’t love, delete with dignity. It’s not you, it’s just an illusion. Sometimes I take a photo, see myself and go “I don’t really love that one of me. Haha, that’s ok. Delete.” You won’t love them all, but why spend hours beating yourself up over a less than stellar photo? Use your props, play with lighting, play with how you’re posing your body (hint: whatever is closest to the camera will look bigger. If your conscious of your scars, don’t bring them closest to the camera. Angles people!)
Even if it feels uncomfortable, maybe try just one. If you hate it, delete it. But maybe you’ll unlock an art form you didn’t know you loved. And I’ll see you back here for more photo tips!