3 mindful photography projects

Mindful photography is: the process of directing your attention first to your thoughts, and then to your environment.

Mindfulness has an undeserved reputation for being a passive activity, where you clear your mind and allow things to happen to you. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim is not to empty your mind of thoughts (it’s not possible); the aim is to be actively aware of your thoughts, and by extension, your surroundings. And once you are properly aware of your surroundings, you can start to interpret them with your camera.

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Emma Davies
How to hold your camera

1. Hold the camera firmly, but not over-tightly. You don't want to be tense. You're aiming for solid but not rigid. 

2. Support it with two hands - one to press the shutter button and the other to take the weight of the lens.

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BeginnerEmma Davies
How to stop your camera club dying a slow death

Imagine how it would be to have a thriving club, with new members queuing up to join, recommending it to their friends and finding a new outlet for their creativity. I asked my students what they'd like to see camera clubs do differently for new beginner members. This is what they said.

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Emma Davies
What is A Year With My Camera?

You might be considering starting A Year With My Camera in September. You might have a friend who has recommended it. You might have seen it on Facebook. But if you're new to it, you are probably wondering what it is, and why it's different. 

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BeginnerEmma Davies
We're building a well

A Year With My Camera is going to fund an entire project to bring clean water to a community that doesn't currently have it. You can be a part of it. You can make a difference.

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Emma Davies