Zen Photography & Self Acceptance

Zen photographers accept where they are in their own vision and skill. Though always seeking improvement, they check their desire to compare themselves with other photographers and envy other photographers’ successes. Zen photographers work within themselves to create the best possible photographs they can. They acknowledge and accept natural human insecurities and negative desires, then refocus their energies on creating compelling photographs.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mundane

Kitchen in Havana home

We're photographing the mundane this week - something everyday - something ordinary.   This is all up for interpretation as what I think of as ordinary maybe extraordinary to others.

Photographic Etudes & Deliberate Practice

Musical scales and etudes are designed to build our technique and the work will pay off later. Etudes are the medicine of music. We practice them to make us better. Photography can have its etudes as well. Any exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill is a “photographic etude”. 

To Compete or Not to Compete: A Photographer’s Dilemma

Flow and the Art of Photography. Flow is the theory of enjoyment. I'll talk about what aspects of flow theory are probably at work when you're really enjoying the experience of photography.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something Borrowed

Photo Add one more to the Pile

This week, the theme is to: Photograph Something Borrowed Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.... You don't just have to think weddings this week, but a summer wedding would be appropriate. So grab your camera this week - or better still, borrow someone else's - and go see what you can negotiate.

Making the Invisible, Visible

Flow and the Art of Photography. Flow is the theory of enjoyment. I'll talk about what aspects of flow theory are probably at work when you're really enjoying the experience of photography.