Have a look at some video highlights & a selection of images from all of the past terms of our Happy Snappers Adelaide Mindful Photography initiative.
There are two groups being held in the 2nd term of 2019, one on Monday mornings, meeting at Artworks Inc. Community Arts Centre in Hackham & the other meeting on Tuesday mornings at the Hackham West Community Centre.
Both groups can have 8 participants, with 8 cameras available to be provided as is needed. They will be held from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & shall have 2 longer day trips each term.
After taking on feedback from participants during 2018 these groups sessions are nice easy walks, with nothing too hard or challenging to undertake.
Happy Snappers Adelaide was helped out with the donation of a roller-bag in which the photographic gear can be transported easily to the various groups. As an exchange of energies, the Happy Helpers were formed where some participants have had the opportunity to undertake some event photography for local community events.
This has now evolved to become an innovative service for local Southern Adelaide community groups, with the Happy Helpers being able to provide event photography, video & even drone footage on a voluntary basis. Allowing access for groups that otherwise couldn’t afford to utilise these sorts of services & helping the Happy Snappers participants connect to their local communities in a meaningful way.
We need your help urgently!
Happy Snappers Adelaide is forming a management committee, so as to become an officially registered charity with the ACNC & we are still searching for our treasurer & some general committee members.
If you, or someone you know could be interested in assisting us, please get in touch with us.
1 Mad Idea
& Lots Of Courage
Happy Snappers Adelaide was born out of the idea to allow others that live with mental health challenges to easily be able to have the same experiences of enjoyment, Mindfulness, creativity & self-expression that Alex (the founder of Happy Snappers Adelaide) has experienced for many years now through his own photography.
Knowing how healing the photographic journey was for himself, sparked an intense desire to share this well-being experience with others.
One of the main goals of Happy Snappers Adelaide is for individuals that live with isolation as a result of their mental health life challenges to be able to safely get out into nature on a regular basis; deeply observing it & entering into a state of Mindfulness easily.
Through the use of a camera this is facilitated very quickly. Participants are able to leave the world & their concerns behind as they focus on what they are seeing & how they want to explore that photographically.
“Happy Snappers Mindful photography gives me an opportunity to learn new things while doing something I love. It is an opportunity for me to have some “me time” in nature and capturing beautiful moments in our community.
Alex is helpful and informative. He allows opportunities to freestyle but also presents opportunities to learn different perspectives and camera settings.
I am only able to access this because it’s low cost in our community.
I thank Alex for his gentle approach and his understanding of our diverse issues.
I highly recommend this as an experience.”