Meditation Photography

Photography has always been my meditation as it allows me to be much more aware of the present moment, to be aware and interact with what is going on around me. The Camera is the tool that I use to open the door to that state of mind, entering in the zone where the only moment that really matter is Now.

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My mind is clear and at the same time sharp, my body is reacting to whatever is happening around me and inside me. As an answer, I move and find what I believe is the right perspective and composition, focusing my attention on the particular fragment of the world in front of me, I raise my camera and I click, forgetting about the expectations and preconceived ideas I had as well as what the outcome image will be, either it’ll be a good result or a failure.
I don’t feel anxious or stressed, I am in the zone, fully enjoying the present moment.
Then I continue, and I click and click again and again…

The old meaning of the word Meditation refers to the training of the mind, to become familiar with a beneficial state, in the same way I am training my vision, my awareness, and get used to look and see the world in a more intense way through my photography.

Looking at my photographs feels good and reaffirms that those moments of light captured are my own moments of clarity.

Buda,-Cambodia

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About the Author

Miguel is a freelance photographer and educator based in Brighton, who has travelled taking pictures all round the world. With more than 20 years of experience in photography he has the skills and passion about this craft to share the knowledge, advice and help you need. He teaches beginners, amateurs and professionals. Working at your own level and pace you will benefit from a personalised tuition either in a small group tour or in a one-to-one session. From getting to know how to control your camera’s settings to improving your compositions or to get a new and inspiring approach to your work he will help you to communicate visually in an efficient and enjoyable way through a creative and practical system.

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