Entries by leeaspland

I’m in the Amateur Photographer!

Last week I was fortunate enough to be featured in the UK’s oldest national photography magazine, The Amateur Photographer. In an interesting article about Mindful Photography I am one of three photographers who get to explain their take on this approach to photography. When I first started using the term and developing my approach to […]

Pandemia

Pandemia is an exhibition of photos that I have been created to represent thoughts and feelings experienced during the Covid 19 Pandemic. As a contribution towards the final exhibition, I am hosting a free webinar to show some of my Pandemia photos and ask you to get involved by sharing how they make you feel. […]

Living well with difficulty

This post is shared in support of World Mental Health Day (10th October) Yesterday started with difficulty. I was unsettled, ragged, insecure and confused. What was going on? There was nothing I could identify as a cause. I had slept well, was generally content and the day ahead looked interesting. However, I could not shake […]

PhotoBARRYthon is coming!

I am helping to organise PhotoBARRYthon, a photomarathon that takes place next month, in Barry, South Wales. The official press release about the event is below, with a web link for more information. All of our meetings to organise this, since the pandemic, have been online. So I thought I had better get myself to […]

5 Benefits of Daydreaming

I have had two conversations with close friends in the last week where we have discussed the absence of daydreaming from our lives. This has set me thinking and daydreaming! Being a man of late middle age, I remember a time before smartphones, computers and being constantly connected. In that space I daydreamed more; stared […]

12 Tips for a Photo Marathon

I am currently involved in supporting the planning, organisation and production of Barry Photo Marathon. Having competed at many of these events over the years I am very excited to be involved in this one. PhotoBarrython, as the photo marathon is probably going to be called, is based in Barry, South East Wales. Barry is […]

Blending Mindfulness with Photography

I am at the beginning of a deep re-evaluation of my photography business. Central to this process is that my business offers self development and enquiry through photography, with Mindful Photography at its heart. This has encouraged me to reflect on why I have applied mindfulness to photography. Jon Kabat Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living), who […]

I don’t want to die, just yet.

Yesterday global Covid 19 cases reached 230,000 in a day. Average daily death rates are over 5000. In the UK daily cases and deaths are lower than they have been, and have remained steady for 4 weeks, but they are still significant. After all, I only need to be close to one carrier, just once […]

Mindful Photography Online Workshop

I have been developing and sharing my vision of Mindful Photography for the last 7 years; with online courses, live workshops and 6 eBooks. This workshop distills the key aspects of a Mindful Photography practice, providing clear explanations, examples and 10 guidelines for you to follow, to help you to become a Mindful Photographer. I […]

Multiple Exposure Online Course

Over the last two years I have been exploring the ability of Multiple Exposure and Intentional Camera Movement photography to convey my emotional landscape and the photo that illustrates this post above is my favourite from this week’s experiments. I’ll explain. Recent government advice in the UK to cope with Covid-19 has varied by country. […]

Dear Mr Johnson

Dear Mr Johnson You would probably prefer Dear Boris, but we hardly know each other and I am not sure that over familiarity is appropriate right now. This open letter will not be as political as it might be. I do have daily reminders of how poorly we are doing as a country and it […]

New eBook out today

My new eBook Photography for Well-Being 1 is available today from all major online bookstores. Yep, that includes Amazon (all countries) as well as Apple, Kobo, Nook, 24 Symbols and Angus & Robertson. Just click on the link above or the photo below and you’ll be taken to my book page with all the relevant […]

Photography for Well-Being

Photography for Well-Being 1 is available for pre-order now. My new book shows you how through experiencing nature, inspiring creativity and sharing photos you can use photography to improve your artistic skills and well-being – especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This week is Creativity and Well-Being Week in the UK. Never has the role […]

Monty was a doggy guru

Monty died at the weekend. He was a lively and occasionally very naughty Bijon Frise. White haired, curious and very friendly. He will be much missed. What you may not know is that he was also a guru, who taught me about mindfulness, consciousness and the self. Can you believe it? Monty was a creature […]

Exploring Multiple Exposure

A few years ago I started experimenting with multi-exposure (more about this technique here) – the art of combining several images in one exposure in camera. A year or so in to my exploration I lost interest as my camera could only combine two images as a maximum, in any one exposure, and it simply […]