Posts Tagged ‘Zen Photography Safaris’

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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: 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: 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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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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