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The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes
by Andy Karr

Rating: 4.5 stars
*Highly recommended*

Walk down any photography section in either your local bookstore or library and you are sure to be inundated with books about the technical aspects of photography. You will find books on posing your subjects, composing your shots and how to manipulate them in post production with the latest software. It is no secret that knowing the ins and outs of these things will help you produce great 'technically' correct images. But what about the all-important subject?

In this comprehensive guide, you will learn that visual imagery is not the same as seeing. With complete explanations, colorful images and various 'assignments', you will begin the process of 'seeing' the world in its unfiltered form.

This book is perfect for any photographer, beginner to intermediate, who is seeking to open their minds creatively. Given the opportunity to slow down, to clear your mind of pre-conceived ideas and to be 'in the moment', you will learn to recognize those brief seconds that grab your attention and hold it there until your shutter clicks.

Before you invest in another camera, lens or other piece of equipment, you need to read this!

Favorite quote from the book: "Creativity is something to be uncovered, not something to be wished for." ( )
  showmegirl | Sep 17, 2011 |
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"This book teaches us how to fully connect with the visual richness of our ordinary, daily experience. Photography is not just a mechanical process; it requires learning how to see. As you develop your ability to look and see, you will open, more and more, to the natural inspiration of your surroundings. Filled with practical exercises, photographic assignments, and techniques for working with texture, light, and color, this book offers a system of training that draws on both Buddhist mindfulness practice and the insights of master photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, and Henri Cartier-Bresson."--Publisher description.… (more)

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