Favourite Photos 2017

I don't know why I haven't thought to do this before. Thanks to WordPress photo challenge for suggesting 2017 Favorites: an invitation to share a favourite or a gallery of the best of 2017. So here they are. …
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Ascend

Ascend is the WordPress photo challenge of the week. These word challenges resonate when I can relate them to my living practice of paying attention to the world and responding skillfully to events and challenges, rather than simply following…
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(Not) Serene

I went to the park yesterday with the goal of creating a photo to illustrate the word serene. It did not turn out as I expected. In fact the only photo I liked of the set created (the one in this post) echoed how I was feeling rather than what…
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ME – Multiple Exposure

ME or Multiple exposure is as old as photography. Back in film days it often happened by accident when you forgot to wind on after taking a shot, then the second image would be superimposed on the first. It is also something that I have experimented…
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Mindful Photography Course – Week 8

This was the final week of our 8 week development of mindfulness through photography, and along the way create some fabulous photos. This week we covered two more mindful attitudes: Acceptance and Non-Striving, shot a little video of the some…
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My Path

"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads.  Not knowing where I am going is what inspires me to travel it." - Rosalia De Castro I have been a little preoccupied of late. Very busy living life; fulfilling commitments, completing tasks.…
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Mindful Photography Course – Week 7

The home stretch! This penultimate session carried on with our consideration and development of mindful attitudes through photography and we started by reviewing the photos created by the students for their homework. After that we looked the…
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Mindful Photography Course – Week 6

Week 6 took us in to new territory! After a recap of what we had covered to date (Seeing and composing photographs) We started a new topic: Mindful Attitudes. In 1990 when Jon Kabat-Zinn published his book Full Catastrophe Living (the backbone…
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Mindful Photography Course – Week 5

Week 5 built upon the Photography Composition skills we learnt last week. This time we looked at the Elements of Visual Design. There are seven to be aware of that are relevant to photography. They are: Shape, Form, Line, Colour, Texture,…
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Zen reasons to love photography

What is Zen? "To study Buddhism is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self." Dogen Zenji OK, let's start with a definition. Or let's not! For that's how slippery Zen is. For there are those that suggest that defining Zen…

Mindful Photography Course – Week 4

The halfway point of our 8 week exploration of Mindful Photography saw an investigation into mindful composition. Now I know that composition is a huge topic, one that books delve into in great detail, but I had 2.5 hours. So my intention…
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Cacophony revisited

In June 2016 I took part in the Edinburgh Photomarathon. It was a tricky competition as we were given disposable film cameras with only 12 exposures possible. If you've taken part in any photomarathon you will know that you get given a number…

Mindful Photography Course – Week 3

Week 3 was our second week looking at Clear Seeing. In particular this is about establishing Seeing as an anchor; the foundation of our Mindful Photography Practice. To do this we use the 4 Stage Seeing Practice: an activity that encourages…

Mindful Photography Course – Week 2

This week was all about developing a Mindful Photography Practice where Seeing was our anchor. Clear Seeing was the key topic and we looked at what that is and how it is that we see. We then compared how we see to how a camera sees and began…

Ruth’s Story – How Mindful Photography helped me

Today's blog post is a personal story from a friend of mine who is also a Mindful Photographer. Ruth's story is a personal account of how mindful photography has helped with her wellbeing and mental health. It is an honest account of living with…

Mindful Photography Practice on the Gower Peninsula

As you may have seen in my last post 5 Mindful Photography Tips to help you create fabulous photos I recently followed a mindful photography practice on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. I am fortunate to live a short 15 minute drive from the…

5 Mindful Photography Tips to help you create fabulous photos

I have just got back from a mindful photography practice on the beautiful Welsh coastline and I was struck by the thought that it had provided me with an experience that I would not have had unless I had followed the practice. Immediately…

Mindful Photography Course – Week 1

This week I started the delivery of my 8 week course in Mindful Photography for Morriston Hospital's Brain Injury Service. I was particularly excited to start this as it is the first occasion I have delivered in this format, although I have…
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15 tips for your next retreat

I try to schedule 3 retreats a year. These are a time when my intention is to slow down and be present. I sometimes have a goal, often something creative, but the intention is the foundation. There are all types of retreat possible, but at…

Ailsa’s story – How Mindful Photography helped me

Hello there I hope that you're enjoying the day and have taken the opportunity to enroll on my FREE Mindful Photography Course. This post is all about what it is like to do a Mindful Photography Course with me. Ailsa Brims, whose story…
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Why I created a Mindful Photography Course

Did you miss me? Sorry I've been a little quiet for a couple of weeks. I've been a busy boy! Yes, my online courses go LIVE on pre-sale Tuesday 26th September. Whey Hey! There will be a FREE Introduction to Mindful Photography 4 Day Challenge…