Seeing Inside

Seeing Inside

I am just back from Co-Leading a Contemplative Photography Retreat on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai.  My Co-Leader is the wonderful Flint Sparks. The writing below by Zen Teacher Joan Halifax, was sent to our group by Flint.   I liked it so much, I wanted to share it...
Honor Your Vision

Honor Your Vision

  Recently, on Facebook, I tried an experiment.  I posted a picture and asked for feedback.  I don’t normally ask for feedback.  In addition, I shared my thoughts on the image.  I said, “So much here that I normally would not include.  The bush, the...
Practice

Practice

I took this image with my iPhone which got me thinking about the idea of practicing photography. After all, I was just practicing with this shot.  It is not a shot I will do anything with but I felt good about it because I SAW it! How do I practice? How do I approach...
More Thoughts on Art and Competition

More Thoughts on Art and Competition

  The positive response to my previous post tells me people are interested in the topic of art, photography and competition. I’d like to add a few more thoughts. First, for anyone who might think otherwise, make no mistake, I believe camera clubs offer...
Art is not a competition

Art is not a competition

I don’t know about you, but lately more than ever I sense for many, photography has become a competition. Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram all feed us images in what feels like a never-ending stream. Sites like 500px seem to promote competition for...

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