Entries by leeaspland

Your Photography Goals 2021

Over the last 10 months I have had plenty of time to practice and develop my photography skills. I can’t think why! A key aspect of that development was having a purpose. To be honest any creative outlet can help, but as I am a photographer and writer I’m going to share some of the […]

Merry Christmas

As promised above here are a few gifts for you: First up here is the Four Stage Seeing Practice which you can use with the Sun Salutation Photography Activity, which follows it. The activity is ideal for a sunny day, whatever the temperature and is designed to support your well-being. There are 14 more activities […]

Pandemia Launch

Pandemia, my exhibition that explores our thoughts, feelings and experiences during the Covid Pandemic this year, will launch on Thursday 21st January 2021. The exhibition will share my 18 most personal and resonant photos, each one representing a different day, feeling or experience from the last 10 months. As you probably know I have been […]

Me and ME (Multiple Exposure)

I have been somewhat occupied of late. A creative project has taken over. So much so that I have slipped to only blogging once or twice a month. I thought I had better pull myself together, and what better way than to blog about what has been swallowing my time. Over the last six weeks […]

Acceptance

Mindfulness encourages you to see things as they actually are in the present moment. As the present moment plays out, you practice noticing your feelings, your physical sensations and the thoughts that flit across your mind. It may well be that you do not like what you are experiencing. You may try to avoid, distract […]

Online Course November Sale

All my online courses have 50% off for November. Just use the coupon LABF2020 at the checkout. That includes: Mindful Photography 101 – an introduction to a mindful approach to your photo creation (Only £8 with the discount offer) Seeing the Photo – Developing your ability to see a photo. Not looking for a photo, […]

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 […]