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Photography as Meditation

Book Description

For many people, photography serves as a meditation; a way to separate themselves from their stressful lives. In this book, Hoffmann explores an approach to photography based in Japanese Zen-Philosophy. Meditation and photography are both are based in the present moment, require complete focus, and are most successful when the mind is free from distraction. Hoffman shows how meditation can lead to the source of inspiration.

Hoffman's impressive images of landscapes, cities, people, and nature, as well as his smart image analysis and suggestions about the artistic process, will help you understand this approach to photography without abandoning the principles of design necessary to achieve great images. The goal of this book is to develop your photographic expression. It provides enrichment for photographers who believe that only technical mastery produces great images and shows how important it is to engage with your own awareness to act creatively.