Entries by leeaspland

My 24 Photos Activity

Last week I posted an activity called 24 Photos that turned your digital camera into a film camera, almost. Over the weekend I completed the activity myself around Singleton Park and the deserted Swansea University Campus. My five favourite photos are below and I have to say, “It works!” Well, I would say that wouldn’t […]

Photo Activity: 24 Photos

Back in the day, when we only had film cameras, creating a photograph was a different experience to the digital world we now live in. The most obvious difference was that you could not see the photo you had just created until the film was developed. In addition, many of the cameras and lenses were […]

Are you living in fear?

This whole Covid-19 experience is unprecedented in your lifetime and it is normal to experience fear. I know I do. If I catch the virus it is likely I would die. Fear is normal. Fear is an evolutionary habit, it is nature’s protector. The oldest parts of your mind provide the fight/flight response that is […]

Swansea podcast

Come Together Cast is a new Swansea based community and culture podcast.  This great podcast is put together by Amina, Josh, Howard and Simon and aims to share a little of what is going on in Swansea during this challenging time. The Podcast has been going for three episodes and has a Facebook page where […]

Stuck in the House 8 – Hang on in there

This week I offer three simple things to help cope with the relentlessness of lockdown. I know we are only 4 weeks in, but some days it just feel like forever. How are you coping with the difficult days? Here are 3 thing that may help. Also I share news about a Photo Walk that […]

A Long Walk

On a day when my equilibrium was a little shaky I decided that a long walk with my camera might help me to feel grounded. This whole lockdown thing is disconcerting at times, generally I am OK – purposeful; busy with my eBook writing and marketing, but sometimes I experience uncertainty and I can feel […]

Stuck in the House 2

Something creative for you to do today…..   Photo Activity: Changing your Point of View Your aim is to create 10 photos in 30 minutes in your house. No more. No less. Use your Smartphone in Airplane Mode, to limit interruptions! Take your time, spend time in each room. You will only press the shutter […]

Stuck in the House 1

Let’s have a chat about what’s going on! How are you coping with self isolation or social distancing? Here are a couple of things I have been thinking about, one or two mistakes I have made and what is supporting my health and well-being. If you are a photographer don’t forget to check out yesterday’s […]

Are you stuck in the house?

I am social distancing. Who would have thought it? Three months ago no one imagined a little virus could cause this much disruption, and it is going to get more challenging. It is very likely that many of you will be stuck in the house; either in self isolation (because you have the virus or […]

Staying fearless

“ In meditation we discover our inherent restlessness. Sometimes we get up and leave. Sometimes we sit there but our bodies wiggle and squirm and our minds go far away. This can be so uncomfortable that we feel it’s impossible to stay. Yet this feeling can teach us not just about ourselves but what it […]

How is mindfulness is relevant to photography?

My photography business centres upon self enquiry and personal understanding through photography. It has Mindful Photography at its heart. I regularly reflect on why I have applied mindfulness to photography. Jon Kabat Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living), who has probably been one of the main catalysts for the growth in popularity of Mindfulness in the West, […]

Urban Exploring

In preparation for a new photography activity for my new book – Photography for Well-Being – I have been experimenting with urban photography. I am using this term instead of street photography because it has more of an urban landscape approach, rather than activity of the streets. But it could perhaps be either. The photography […]