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Create A Happier Frame Of Mind, One Picture At A Time

Taking pictures is a fun, creative and enjoyable practice and by changing how you do it a little, it can also reduce your stress, calm your wandering mind, help you take better pictures and even be your path to happiness. It was my path, and it took me years to understand how and why. Now that I do, I want to share it with others.

Whether you are brand new to photography or a full time professional, it shouldn’t be a stressful practice that leaves you second guessing yourself and looking for more. Nobody in the world is going to learn everything about photography. It’s about finding your way and being happy with yourself in the process. Aristotle was one of the first people to write about happiness and he said :-

”Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no real education at all”

He believed any learning we do in life, should always be based around happiness & well-being. These things are now scientific, they are understandable, achievable by anyone and also teachable.

Join our community and learn about photography. Find out how to really use your camera and how to edit your pictures to make them works of art. But more importantly, learn how you can use photography to be happy. Do it to help you to understand and calm your mind, to stop all the silly self-doubt and lies you tell yourself about you and your photography and start using your camera or smartphone to create a happier frame of mind for yourself, one picture at a time.

The Focus On Happiness Program and Community is designed using the science of happiness and wellbeing. This topic is something which has been spoken about and taught by great philosophers and theologians for thousands of years. A lot of these ancient philosophies still stand the test of time today. In modern days, scientists have a lot more research and studies to back up their findings.

Theories such as Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Need’s, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Studies and Martin Seligman’s Perma Theory of Wellbeing just to name a few. Researchers now say that from tens of thousands of studies, they consistently come across 7 common things that happy people have and do and these are all at the core of our program and communities.

  1. Building Relationships & Connections
  2. Practicing Kindness
  3. Physiological Factors ”Exercise, Movement, Physical Fitness, Experiencing Nature & Exposure To Light”
  4. Developing A Positive Mindset
  5. Achieving Flow
  6. Discovering Strengths
  7. Finding Meaning

Why do you really want to take better pictures? Why did you buy that better camera? Why did you get the phone that took better pictures? What does “better pictures” actually mean? Isn’t photography about having a picture which has some meaning to you? Capturing a memory, a feeling, a moment or an experience that you can look back on forever. Don’t we really take pictures, just to add a little more joy and happiness to our lives? It can give us all these things and much more.

Trevor O'Donoghue

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