A local photographer is trying to raise awareness of the benefits of ‘mindful photography’ for residents in and around Harrow during this difficult time.
Sheena Sabharwal wants to share her photography tips to benefit local residents in Stanmore and beyond as we leave the second lockdown and re-enter the tier system.
She said: “Many people achieve a feeling of mindfulness through running, baking, knitting, having their shower and even washing up (yes, it’s true) and photography is simply another way of achieving it.”
Sharing her tips for mindful photography, Sheena said that it can be simple and can be done with a simple smartphone and can even be done from the comfort of your own home.
Her tips include finding a spot you enjoy, taking in the moment with all the colours and shapes around you and searching for something that catches your eye.
Sheena said that like many things, photography is about practicing the skills over time but is mainly about stopping to appreciate and enjoy the moment.
She said: “As with everything, it is a practice and the more you do it, the more attuned your eye becomes to looking for everyday beauty.
“You may even develop a love for photography. But the purpose of this exercise is not about producing great photos but about stopping for a few moments and appreciating what is around you.”
Sheena also said that photography is something that can be enjoyed and appreciated as we enter the Christmas season.
She said: “Over Christmas, there is so much colour in our homes from trees, lights, baubles, wrapped gifts, festive foods that you can even do this at home. It’s about taking a few minutes to yourself to be completely immersed in what is in front of you.”
Find out more at facebook.com/sheenasabharwalphotography
Picture credit: Sheena Sabharwal