relax, center, and stretch your photographic skills. Namaste.

Moment of Photographic Zen

Photography does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees

--Inspired by B.K.S. Iyengar

PhotoYoga  | September 6, 2019

Finding a Photograph Video

Looking for Photos is about finding photos in everyday places. Join award winning photographer Jenn Mishra as she explores photographic opportunities in a waterlily field in late summer at a local lake and encourages the viewer to find photographic opportunities close to home. View Video >>>​

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PhotoYoga  | November 5,  2018

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life

I'd like to introduce you to a symbol that changed my life and forms the basis of my life's philosophy. The symbol is that of a cairn. The cairn is a concrete image – a touchstone – that I can hold in my mind as a point of meditation or as a simple reminder of how I want to live my life. The cairn has become a personal symbol in my quest to live a well-balanced life. ..... Read More >>>​

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PhotoYoga  | October 30,  2018

Interview with Rebecca Manson: The Art & Heart of Retouching

This week I interviewed professional photo retoucher Rebecca Manson about the art of retouching. We also talked about her own photography and how her volunteer work in natural disaster areas such as Iwate, Japan after the 2011 tsunami led to her enlisting an army of volunteers to help rescue and clean precious photos and family memories..... Read More >>>​

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The concept of an etude comes from music where specific techniques are studied in isolation. The idea is that when the technique is later encountered in a piece of music, musicians can more easily use that technique and return their focus to the interpretation and expression of the music. 

The idea of an etude, a technical study, can easily be applied to photography. Any exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill is a “photo etude”. The point of etudes is to focus attention on one particular technique. 

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PhotoYoga  | October 19 , 2018

Feature Article: On Photography as Meditation

The author, Daniel Fox starts by comparing photography before the digital age with the very different process of photography today. Not in the technical sense, but in personal way. He concludes: "We don’t own our photos anymore, they own us." He goes onto explore the idea that to recapture some of the ownership, learn to delete photos.....  Read More >>>

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PhotoYoga  | November 16,  2018

Weekly Challenge: Photograph the Color Red

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red
Whether you focus on nature, architecture, or street, I hope I have you seeing red this week!....  Read More >>>

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