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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)

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