Archive for the ‘PHOTO RETREATS’ 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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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 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: 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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blog post: tortoise or hair

“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” —  Wisdom of Confucius The fable of the tortoise and the hare comes to mind here…let me make myself an example: i move and think with awareness, so at times, i can appear to be slow.  my grandmother would always
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blog post: inspira-Zen

“Inspiration is a different thing.  Through inspiration you start on the journey, not on any effort of copying.  You move on your own path.  Inspiration is just a challenge.  A thirst arises, and then you move.  Tantra says, ‘Be inspired, but don’t become imitators.’  Always remember that you are your own goal.” — Osho “Tantra”
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