RATHER THAN just taking photos to post on social media, use photography to develop mindfulness, deepen your capacity to observe the world and stimulate your artistic side.
Nearly everyone carries a smartphone with a powerful camera nowadays and, in his new book, Zen Camera, photographer and creativity expert David Ulrich shows us how to use our cameras to become more mindful and inventive.
His book takes you through a series of lessons and exercises to help you see the world from a fresh perspective. It encourages you to develop a daily photography practice, drawing on Zen Buddhism.
‘You’ll ultimately learn to change the way you interact with technology – transforming it into a way to uncover your innate power of attention and mindfulness, to see creatively, and to live authentically,’ says David. ‘The camera you carry in your pocket can help you rediscover the origins of your own creativity. Most of all, your camera can help you occupy and interact with the present moment.’
Zen Camera: Creative Awakening With A Daily Practice In Photography (£18.99, Watson-Guptill)