- You had an entire weekend to yourself—from Friday evening until Sunday morning?
- You could focus on nothing but your photography?
- You could wander around with that camera and look for and find the “extraordinary” in the world around you?
- You could put aside all judgment and expectations and receive and make the photographic images YOU want to make?
- You could allow yourself to see what is and not what should be?
- You could connect with other women photographers for a weekend of sharing and learning and making “art?
- Would you allow yourself to see with the eyes of your heart?
- Would you allow yourself
- To See?
- To Feel?
- To Think?
- To Isolate?
- To Organize?
- To Experiment?
- To Wonder (and Wander)?
- To Question?
- To Embrace?
For a couple of years, I have been reading and studying and practicing “contemplative photography.” Contemplative photography is not a technique or a “system.” It’s a practice; it’s a way of seeing.It’s not a “style” exactly, either, although there are some tell-tale signs that a photographer may or may not practice contemplative photography.
If you are a photographer and you want to spend a weekend in a beautiful setting with like-minded photographers, you may be interested in the Contemplative Photography Retreat. It is still in the planning stages, but it’s coming. It’s been in a five-year gestational period, but it is about to be born.