Imagine your last hospital experience – either as a patient, visitor or maybe as an employee. Whatever the reason — being in a hospital can be a stressful experience. Most likely you were anxious or bored and dreamt of being somewhere else rather than in a bland room or hallway. At the very least, you may have wished the hospital was more welcoming and comforting and not as harsh and clinical. If you were in the hospital as the patient, you would do anything to feel better and to be transported to someplace beautiful, where you felt exuberant about life again. If you’re visiting a patient, the anxiety still holds true as you wait and hope for the best.
A nature photographer for healthcare focuses on capturing images that become a positive diversion for the viewer. Before every photography trip, drive, or hike into the backcountry, as photographers, we consider the locations and images and how they will transform the user’s experience, even if just for a moment. This moment can be golden to a patient, family member, or employee an anchor to attach the lifeline of positivity.
HDFA travels all over the country in search of captivating images most appropriate for healthcare art.
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First up on the itinerary: California. One of the first places in the continental U.S. to “green up” from the sleep of winter, California offers the opportunity to capture Spring magic with rolling hills, steep mountains, emerald lakes, and golden sun. With recent wet weather out west, Spring will be in full swing by the time we hit the tarmac in San Francisco. Join the adventure and follow along.
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