The Zen of Photo: How to Take Pictures with Your Mind's Cameraby Paul Martin Lester
The Zen of Photography: How to Take Pictures with your Mind's Camera is a collection of 100 sayings that the author has written over a 25-year period. By merging the study of photography and the study of Zen
Photography is more than f-stops, shutter speeds, and camera choices. Photography and this book teaches how you learn from what you see and experience.
The Zen of Photography: How to Take Pictures with your Mind's Camera is a collection of 100 sayings that the author has written over a 25-year period. By merging the study of photography and the study of Zen philosophy, one learns to use a camera as a way of connecting more fully with the world. Consequently, a camera is not used as a wall between what is seen and what is experienced, but is a tool that serves to unite the photographer with what is being experienced through the photographic process. This book teaches that photography is much more than f-stops, shutter speed and aperture settings, film choices, and camera purchases. If photography were merely a technical operation, robots could take great pictures. Learning is about readiness. Because you are a loving, thinking person who found this book, you want to be inspired to elevate your picture taking to a level in which you learn from the moments you observe and teach others to be moved by those moments. This book is ready for you.
Author Bio: Paul Martin Lester is a Professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and employment as a photojournalist for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Lester received a Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from Indiana University in mass communications. He is the author and editor of seven books.
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