Mindfulness traditionally means paying attention without interference to the flow of moment-to-moment experience. In photography, the cultivation of mindful or conscious “seeing” can lead to timeless moments of deep clarity and immersion. This influences the quality of photographs – and often has an impact on other areas of our lives as well. This course assumes basic digital camera experience. Required text: The Tao of Photography, Gross and Shapiro, ISBN: 1-58008-194-0. Cost: $16.49 (new), from $9.75 (used). Recommend text: Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn, ISBN: 1-56282-769-3. Cost: $9.29 (new), from $2.87 (used).
Jacquelyn Schechter (firstname.lastname@example.org) PhD, is a psychologist and meditation student in the Vipassana or Mindfulness tradition. She has been photographing, exhibiting, and teaching photography since the early 1990s. Find more information at MindfulPhotography.com.