Archive for the ‘INSPIRA-ZEN’ Category

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blog post: alternative photographic processes

…or, a lesson on how to feed your soul… As I’ve evolved on my photographic journey (and on my spiritual path) I’ve learned many things… In the early years of my career and learning process, it was all about controlling the outcome of the images I created. Much of that need to control came about
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blog post: why zen photography?

Zen is not a philosophy, it is poetry. It does not propose, it simply persuades. It does not argue, it simply sings its own song.  — Osho — I imagine that those visiting our website might wonder why we have chosen to call ourselves “Zen Photography.”  I can hear the pondering…”Is it a religious thing?” 
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blog post: the music of the earth

“The Earth has music for those who listen.” — George Santayana The Earth “sings to us” every day in ways that awaken our senses and spirit.  It offers us unimaginable gifts if only we might stop and listen to them, or see them.  There, right in front of you in the middle of winter is
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blog post: wishing or doing?

“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential – for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.” — Soren Kierkegaard If I were to wish for anything, I’d wish to create an interactive dialog with
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blog post: i dream

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.  Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall unveil. ” — James Allen Dreams are invaluable – they can offer us creative vision and set us free from worry.  Our dreams,
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blog post: i see light

“Photography is the literature of light; the cinematographer (photographer) is a writer who utilizes light, shadow, tonality and color tempered with their experience, sensitivity, intelligence and emotion to imprint their own style and personality on a given work…” — Vittorio Storaro, Director of Photography When you look at your world around you, what do you see? 
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blog post: photographing fireworks

 “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”  —  George Carlin We’ve a holiday approaching. Holidays traditionally mean that we’ll be spending time relaxing and having fun with family, or friends that have become family. It’s a perfect time to get out the camera
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blog post: contemplative photography

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” — Buddha Whether or not it is a single flower we approach photographically, or the abstractions of shadows and light, the point here is that photographic “seeing” goes much deeper than what we are actually seeing. There is an
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blog post: now what?

“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” — Lao Tzu You’ve attained technical mastery with your camera and perhaps even with on-/off-camera lighting.  now what? How do you connect; how do you move from the typical to the extraordinary?  what to do, what to see…differently, or compose…differently;
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blog post: attainment

“I have so overcome the mechanics of my camera that it functions responsive to my desires,  my shutter coordinating with my brain is released in a way,  as natural as I might move my arm.  I am beginning to approach actual attainment in photography — that in my ego of two or three years ago
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