Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

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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: 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: 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: knowing ourselves

“Knowing others is wisdom; knowing yourself is enlightenment.” — Lao Tzu There are many people that touch our lives.  we learn from them in many ways; how to cook, how to drive, how to lawyer or doctor, even how to photograph.  we become busy learning and doing; very busy.  and in all this busy-doing we
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blog post: priorities

“We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that wecan see.”  — Taoist Proverb   Elusive time. we all need time, but too often we don’t make time to do the things that could make a difference for ourselves.  we need time to be still, to see, to learn,
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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: creating success

“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”  — Chinese Proverb It is easy to lose your way to creating your own success when you compare yourself with others.  comparing is an outward gaze; it negates the person you are – all of your many talents and fine qualities. 
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