Lee’s fourstage seeing practice
Take a moment. Notice the breeze on your cheek and any smells. Tune into your visual experience. Notice colours, lines, shapes, textures, bright areas and any shadows. Spend at least ve minutes paying attention to what you see. If your mind wanders, return to what you see – this is your anchor.
Walk at a gentle pace observing, without looking, for a photo opportunity. Wait for something to catch your eye. Now stop – you have become attuned to your visual experience.
Really look at what stopped you. Stay with the visual experience, and breathe. Notice any thoughts, ideas, action or internal chatter that arises. Just come back to the visual experience.
Consider how you will use your camera to best express what stopped you. Will you need to move closer or further away? What will you include in the frame? Don’t overthink the photo to create a ‘better’ image. Press the shutter and receive the photo.