This contemplative photography workshop emphasizes seeing rather than technique. It also emphasizes a unique approach to seeing, one that offers Buddhist, or mindful, practices of observation and insight.
Andy Karr is coauthor of The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes, a visually stunning celebration of our ordinary world—a white cloud in a blue sky, shoes with a dusting of new snow, a man walking with a cup of coffee. Karr’s photos, and those of others in the book, prove that it is not so much the subject that makes for an exceptional photograph, but rather how we see it—and photograph it.
Through presentations, visual and contemplative exercises, and photographic assignments, this workshop shows us how to see clearly and make photographs that express our contemplative state of mind. Our aim is not just better photographs, but also greater insight into our way of being in, and seeing, the world around us.
The workshop is appropriate for people at any skill level of photography or with any level of knowledge of Buddhist practices.