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PhotoYoga  | October 15,  2018

Curiosity and Zen Photography

Zen photographers approach life each day with a sense of youthful curiosity, being wide-open to the wonders of the world whether they be formed as a grand landscape or found in the simplest blade of grass. Zen photographers explore the world without preconceived expectations and accept the world as it is rather than how they think it should be..... Read More >>>

PhotoYoga  | October 7,  2018

Jazz Photography 

Creativity within Limits

Jazz photography means approaching my image-making in a creative way that works within limits or constraints. Classical musicians also do this, but they are generally more limited than jazz musicians in how much of the music they are "creating". In this article, I'll talk a bit about what I mean by jazz photograph... Read More >>>

PhotoYoga  | October 1,  2018

Personality-Infused Photos

I had a bit of an epiphany this week with the help of a couple of the women photographers who I’ve been privileged to interview over the past couple of weeks for PhotoYoga. The “ah-ha” moment had to do infusing my personality into my photographs. 

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PhotoYoga  | September 24, 2018

Photo Etudes: The e-Book

I returned to the idea of a Photographic Etude this week and compiled an e-book focusing attention on the photographic techniques of composition, focus, light, and motion. This free e-book will be available to subscribers to my website PhotoYoga sometime later this week. If you would like to be the first to receive this e-book, sign up for the PhotoYoga newsletter

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PhotoYoga  | September 17, 2018

Characteristics of Zen Post-Processing

I find post-processing just as absorbing and meditative as I find the capturing of the image in the first place, but I know that some of my fellow photographers find post-processing a challenging and stressful experience. I decided to return to the 9 Characteristics of Zen Photography and see if they could apply to post-processing..... Read More >>>​

PhotoYoga  | September 10, 2018

4 Tips for Minimizing Photo Envy

I was participating in a mentoring class this week and another participant wrote a comment that just broke my heart because I completely understand the feeling and remember not too long in the past feeling exactly the same way. When I was in Cuba, I started calling this feeling “Photo Envy”.... Read More >>>​

PhotoYoga  | September 3, 2018

Let's (Not) Talk Gear

The question on the table is: What gear do you need? Really need? Anyone familiar with PhotoYoga knows that this site is not much interested in the gear - this could almost be the “anti-gear” photography website. I’m not saying there isn’t a time to talk toolbox, it can just take over the conversation. Read More >>>

PhotoYoga  | July 23, 2018

9 Characteristics of Zen Photography

Photographing is a life experience and it changes the way we see and interact with the world. The following quote sums it up. PhotoYoga is based on a way of thinking about photography – a Zen approach to photography.The following are 9 characteristics of Zen Photographers:... Read More >>>​

PhotoYoga  | August 27, 2018

Photographic Etudes & Deliberate Practice

Musical scales and etudes are designed to build our technique and the work will pay off later. Etudes are the medicine of music. We practice them to make us better. Photography can have its etudes as well. Any exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill is a “photographic etude”. Read More >>>

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PhotoYoga  | August 20, 2018

To Compete or Not to Compete: A Photographer’s Dilemma

Photography and competition seem to go hand-in-hand. Local photography clubs have frequent competitions and there are local opportunities to submit photographs for inclusion in an art show or some such. From the sounds of it, photographers can be a competitive bunch. This post may help you decide whether competition is right for you or not. Read More >>>

PhotoYoga  | August 12, 2018

Making the Invisible, Visible

Some photographs have something special about them. They are in some way compelling – asking us to see more in the image, to delve deeper. The photographer found a way to make the invisible, visible.  Read More >>>

PhotoYoga  | August 6, 2018

Flow and the Art of Photography

Flow is the theory of enjoyment. Developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, it's an attempt to explain why we like to do the things we like to do. This article is about what aspects of flow theory are probably at work when you're really enjoying the experience of photography. Read More >>>

© Jennifer Mishra 2018

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