Archive for the ‘PHOTO WORKSHOPS’ 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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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: 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: 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: 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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