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Mindful Photography Course – Who Am I Now?

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Last Friday I started the first week of eight delivering ‘Who am I now?’ to patients from Morriston Hospital Brain Injury Service. This is the second Mindful Photography Course I deliver and the students had all completed the first course with me last Autumn. The first course’s aim was to encourage students to apply and develop mindfulness to photography. At …

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Mindful Photography Course – Week 8

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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 of the students sharing their experiences on the course and had some lovely cake (provided by the students)! Just so …

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Mindful Photography Course – Week 7

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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 mindful attitude of Beginner’s Mind, before setting more homework around Acceptance. Homework – Rightness and Wrongness Last week I finished by setting the …

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Mindful Photography Course – Week 5

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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, Pattern and Space. After some explanations and examples everyone was challenged to choose just one of the seven and …

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Mindful Photography Course – Week 4

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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 was to summarise the key concepts (or guidelines) and then encourage the students to choose one of those …

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Mindful Photography Course – Week 3

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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 us to use Seeing as an anchor in the same way as we can use our breath when we …

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Mindful Photography Course – Week 2

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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 the process of noticing those differences. The foundation of Mindful Photography is …

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Mindful Photography Course – Week 1

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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 worked with the service delivering other provision since 2012. My intention over these 8 weeks is to introduce …

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Mindful Photography Courses

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I have recently updated my Mindful Photography Course page to make it a little clearer. There are two course offers, how exciting! Each is 8 weeks in length and can be delivered to people aged 7 to 70 and for any group. Pupils, students, participants, staff and service users will all benefit. ‘Applying Mindfulness to Photography’ covers an introduction to …

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Mindful Photography Course for your staff

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Mindfulness is now recognised as practice that is supportive to all aspects of our lives and something that can enable us to respond positively to stress, rather than react habitually. It is for this reason that many corporations, public sector organisations and businesses encourage staff to follow mindfulness sessions at work. With this is mind I have developed a Mindful …

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Mindful Photography Online Course – LIVE

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Yes it is LIVE now There is 33% off AND a Bonus Bundle if you enroll before 3rd October 2017 What is on the course? This is the world’s first online course in Mindful Photography. It will help you to develop mindfulness through photography and you will create fabulous photos! This course will develop your ability to see a photograph. It will demonstrate …

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Foundation Skills Course – Week 8 Letting the photo come to you

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The final week of our Foundations Skills in Mindful Photography Course finally arrived. This week we recapped on all we had covered: What Mindfulness is; What Mindful Photography is, Clear Seeing, The Four Stage Seeing Practice, Compositional Skills and Abstract Photography. When I say recap, I actually mean an incentive flavoured Q&A. Where the incentive was chocolate for every right …

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Foundation Skills Course – Week 6 Abstract Photography

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What has abstract photography got to do with Mindful Photography you may ask? Abstract photography has the potential to be a visual method of representing the invisible: things like a thought or feeling, a concept or idea like time or attraction. Representing something visually gives you the opportunity to share something or your life without using words, and that maybe …

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Foundation Skills Course – Week 5 Elements of Visual Design

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After a two week break we were back to Mindful Photography this week. Building upon the compositional guidelines we explored last time, I introduced the seven elements of visual design that can be used to consider how a photo can be arranged. The seven elements are: Shape, Form, Colour, Line, Pattern Texture and Space. We explored some ideas around each …

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Foundation Skills Course Week 4 Mindful Composition

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Week 4 brings us to Photography Composition, with a mindful twist. Now photography composition is an area of knowledge that generates books and courses on its own, and I cover it in two 2.5 hour lessons. Obviously, I have a particularly mindful approach, one that centres upon following a compositional guideline as a mindful practice. But I am getting ahead …

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Foundation Skills Course – Week 2

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Using Seeing as your anchor for Mindful Photography The Foundation Skills Course centres upon using Seeing as your anchor for Mindful Photography. If you are to create fabulous photos that say something of your world and are not just like anyone else’s, then you need to really pay attention to what you can see. You may think that this is …