Photography is an accessible means of communications, for people to share their thoughts, viewpoints, frustrations and joys.  A visual diary can also serve as a way to help one chart, document and reflect on his or her journey.

Therapeutic Photography techniques are photographic* practices done by people themselves (or their helpers) in situations where the skills of a trained therapist or counselor are not needed — for example, where photo-interactive activities are used to increase people’s own self-knowledge, awareness, and well-being, improve their relationships with family and others, activate positive social change, reduce social exclusion, assist rehabilitation, strengthen communities, deepen intercultural relations, lessen conflict, bring attention to issues of social injustice, sharpen visual literacy skills, enhance education, expand qualitative research and prevention methodologies, and produce other kinds of photo-based personal/emotional healing and learning. Learn more about Therapeutic Photography techniques.

*Therapeutic Photography does not mean just only photo-taking.
It also includes other photo-interactive activities, such as photo-viewing, -posing, -planning, -discussing, or even just only remembering or imagining photographs.

  • Basics of Digital Photography: safety, history, and basic camera operations
  • Composition and Design Elements- Elements of Art in Composition: Understanding the creative process to enhance students’ ability to produce quality art
  • Digital Image Capture and Editing: The ability to interpret information to solve problems when using technology
  • Lighting Techniques: Understanding and using lighting techniques to produce many different effects