It’s been a rough year for us. At a certain point, I felt my energy sapped, and I lapsed into being tepid regarding photography. But then I found book called, “The Practice of Contemplative Photography.” It addresses how taking a contemplative approach to photography–by learning to SEE what is lovely or intriguing in our supposedly ordinary lives–will improve our skills as photographers; but also how it will rebound and improve our skills at seeing ourselves and our lives. It was what I needed for a kick start.
The book presents certain challenges: the first is Color. We’re to open ourselves to be aware of flashes of color, stop, observe, perceive–and then shoot.
I’m going to work on this one for a while. This is the first: a brilliant fuchsia shirt on a young woman huddled over her work while seated at the counter at Barnes & Noble.
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