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THE POSITIVITY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

By Kamaludeen Mardhiyyah

Nowadays, 70% of parents believe that smart phones are negatively impacting the youths relationships, social skills and attention span. But, the good news is they have ignited popularity in photography and globally change the ability to take and share high quality images. Whether using a traditional camera or a smart phone, lets celebrate the many rewards photography offers pre-teens, teens and youths in general. Among these are the benefits they may develop from photography.

CREATIVITY:
Picture-taking (photography) encourages creativity such as looking for a fresh angle, interesting lighting or a close up of a small detail. In photography, if a photo turns out to be a mistake, then it appears more unique and appealing than originally anticipated, this teaches the creative process and openness to risk-taking.

APPRECIATION OF BEAUTY IN NATURE:
Taking pictures with camera helps view the environment in a new way and increases admiration of the outdoors. Nowadays, photography focuses more about nature and its beauty. For example taking photos of the sky when its dark and light, forest, river, Greenland and so on. A photographer sees that everything is worth appreciation.

MINDFULNESS:
Walking with ones camera frequently increases observatinal skills and the awareness of color intensity and how the light in a given moment impacts the subject.

CONFIDENCE:
Learning to take artistic photos that tell a story are skills that may build a sense of perfection. For those who may not see themselves as artists, this is an easy way to participate in art and will likely grow pride.

DECISION MAKING SKILLS:
Each photographer chooses the subject matter linking to opportunities for decision making.This gives them c5jance to think vivdly before taking a picture and after taking it, before posting and feedback from the viewers.This is a chance to improve impulse control skills.

SELF-EXPRESSION:
People of all ages take pictures of places, people and events that are important to them, so photography allows them to communicate what they find interesting, funny, cool or beautiful. If they choose to post these images along with a written statement or descriptive hashtags, they also convey their ideas and feelings about the photos.

VERBAL SKILLS:
Those who do not have strong social skills may use picture-taking at a party or event as a conversation starter. For the more adventurous street photographer, asking permission to photograph people or their pets or children encourages dialogue.

REFLECTION:
Images are sometimes used in the future to recall memories and reflect on the past so therefore it needs careful thoughts or consideration as well as the feelings the images creates. Photography is a good thing, though too much of photography or pretty much anything is NOT a good thing. Always seeing the world through the cell phone camera and needing to share every moment could become excessive.

PHOTOGRAPHY IS LIFE.

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