Archive for the ‘PHOTO COACHING’ Category

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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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Basic Photography Workshop Recap

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Our Basic Photography + DSLR Camera Workshop was a lot of fun, but the time together went all too quickly… The workshop was hosted by Christine Goodis at her contemporary Lawrenceville salon, Salon Christine purposefully so
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blog post: 2013 fall foliage workshop

“Knock on the sky and listen to the sound.” — Zen Saying Autumn is my favorite time of year.  I love the profound colors, pungent fragrances and autumnal foods this time of the year, but mostly I feel that Autumn it is an opportunity to reflect on the events and goals that previously occurred in Spring
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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: learning for fun

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” — Thich Nhat Hanh I recently spent some 1:1 time with one of the Zen Photography Safari attendees (Arron H.) helping him learn about the resources available for processing the images he had taken at one
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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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blog post: nourishment

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” — Chinese Proverb If i tell you how to do something without showing you, without teaching you the hows and explaining the what-fors, what will you learn?  you will learn that
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blog post: yin + yang of exposure

A super-simplistic primer on exposure meant for individuals who are in the early stages of learning photography. Reciprocity. noun. [res-uh-pros-i-tee]: a mutual exchange.  it happens in life, and it happens in photography. In determining exposure when you are photographing, it’s helpful if you remember to recall the principle of reciprocity: “if i take a stop
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blog post: pursue your path

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”  — Henry David Thoreau The “path” of photographing has so much significance for so many people…it can be an outlet for creativity, a means to document life and loved ones, a way to earn a living…photography and the act
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