Photographing Mindfully

Course Dates: 
Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 2011
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Jacquelyn Schechter
Course Catalogs: 
2011 Fall

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 ( 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