ShoDo - notes on wielding the Ink Brush

February 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
ShoDO the Way of the Brush The beginnings of Chinese – Japanese Brush-writing are thought to date back approximately 4500 years into ancient China. Chinese Characters, called Kanji in Japan, are considered the earliest development of a written language. Simple lines and combinations of lines, such as seen in the ‘Trigrams’ of the I-Ching, we...
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Book Review – The Practice of Contemplative Photography

February 09, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
If you are interested in seeing your world clearly, the book provides an approach that is easily and effectively applied without having special prior training in either photography or contemplative practice. Buddhist teachings may seem like a far-fetched approach to apply to photography, yet, Andy Karr and Michael Wood are able to make us realize...
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sharing

January 25, 2012  •  2 Comments
“ We study and educate ourselves not only for our own good, but for the benefit of all” This is one of my favourite quotes; James Robertson Marshall, one of my early Natural Health teachers was a kind and gentle soul always concerned about making sure everyone, not only his students, would get the most from his experiences and teachings to take al...
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Do you visualize before you press the shutter

December 26, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
follow up on previous post from 30 Nov 2011 In previous (date) post you read about not being too concerned about the result, looks, and artistic value of an image beyond the moment of clicking the shutter. Avoiding intellectual discourse before and during the image making process allows for the awareness of perception as it arises in the moment. P...
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Rules or No

November 30, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Rules or No Camera work, as any work, can benefit from learning the basics. Basics include knowing the functions and effects of shutter speed, aperture choice, ISO, the multitude of combinations of these, lens focal length, tripod use, flash and other external lighting if desired, and others. A foundation in image making ought also teach the basic...
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