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A tour of the Photography for Well-Being Online Course

What follows is a small tour of my new course, Photography for Well-Being (The Ultimate Mindful Photography Course), which is still at half price until 30th September. It will go up by 25% on 1st October! When I started creating online photography…

5 common photography mistakes

1. Taking too many photos Digital photography is too damn fast! You can take dozens of photos every second. Point and shoot again and again. You know that it's not costing you. Sure your memory card fills up, but you can ignore or delete…

Ailsa’s story – ‘How Mindful Photography helped me’

Hello there I hope that you're enjoying the day. This post is all about what it is like to do a Mindful Photography Course with me. Ailsa Brims, whose story follows lower down, enrolled on my first Mindful Photography email course a few years…

The story of a photo 3

This photo is from my last photography practice, an amble through the woods on a warm September day. Over the last couple of weeks I have been practising with my 90mm lens. On my Fuji X-T4 this is full frame equivalent to a 135mm lens,…

The Ultimate Mindful Photography Course open for enrolment

Once upon a time a midlife man had an idea. He thought it was an original thought, Why not teach Mindful Photography? It wasn't, but he did. The End. Or the beginning..... Back in 2013 when I googled Mindful Photography, I discovered that…

A Walk in the Woods

"It is clear that our bodies still recognize nature as our home…" – Walking in the Woods, Yoshifumi Miyazaki There is now much research that supports our intuitive knowing that a walk in the woods is good for us. Yesterday I was struggling…
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Urban photos with meaning

Today my practice involved wandering the back lanes of urban Swansea, with an intention. This is best explained by Guy Tal who said, "I consider myself not just a photographer, but also an expressive artist, meaning, among other things, that…

The Story of a Photo 2

Today's photo is from yesterday's photo practice. Context first: I had some guilt around only managing one photo practice last week, but I took a deep breath, got back up from where I had fallen and went back to the practice. It's all you can…

Disrupted Practice

There is a school of thought that suggests you should practice (your art, meditation, work) in a quiet, undisturbed environment. However, the truth is that rarely exists. Perhaps it is wiser to embrace the disruption to your practice, and do…

The story of a photo 1

Every photo tells a story huh? But what about the story of the photo? The tale of how it came into being. Here's the first of a new series. This photo was created on a warm summer's day. It is born of my photography practice and a desire…

Practice

I use the word 'practice' a lot. I use it to describe the 20 minutes I spend doing yoga and meditation each morning. I use it to describe the photography activities I do and share in my eBooks and online courses. But is it only recently that…

Creating photos of a place – Cromer

We've just come back from a week on the east coast of England. Cromer is a seaside town in North Norfolk's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whilst we walked a good six miles of the coast either side of the town, we also spent a few days…
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Generosity

Generosity is regarded as a mindful attitude. Jon Kabat-Zinn added it to his initial list of seven attitudes that are found in his book Full Catastrophe Living, along with gratitude. This post will detail what it is and explain how can you develop…
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Simplify your camera setup

I have written in the past about how imposing limitations can fire up your creative juices, but simplifying your camera set up can also allow a greater connection with the visual feast in front of you. Let me explain. I believe that the greatest…

Askıda ekmek – Suspended bread

Askıda ekmek is a Turkish tradition that goes back centuries and means 'paying it forward'. When you go to a bakery you pay for two loaves and leave one at the shop. The second loaf is then suspended on a hook and those who are need can come…
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Multiple Exposure – Additive Mode

During my initial forays into Multiple Exposure (ME) I could not see any use for Additive Mode. If you have never heard of this then I congratulate you at not being as immersed with ME as I am. I bought a Fuji X-T4 just so I could have access…
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Developing Resilience

"Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.....It means bouncing back from difficult experiences."American Psychological Association Resilience is what…

Merry Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN-CSDUlFfQ&t 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…

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…
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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…
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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…