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Little Book of Contemplative Photography: Seeing With Wonder, Respect And Humility

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          Restorative justice pioneer Howard Zehr is also an accomplished photographer. He begins his latest book with a confession—"I have written this book in part to encourage myself to slow down, to heighten my imagination, to renew myself while I gain a new view of the creation and the creator."           With this book, Zehr makes a gift to anyone who would like to c ...more
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Published March 1st 2005 by Good Books
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Christina Craig
Apr 29, 2017 rated it liked it
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Wonderful study for beginner photographers, some interesting philosophies for all.
Samantha
Aug 08, 2016 rated it liked it
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this was the second of the contemplative photography books I read this summer. both are pretty short - the other one had christian in the title (though this one quotes some bible verses). this one was organized differently and had less meditations in it - although honestly either one of them asked enough questions for a lifetime. this one seemed a little more oriented to being a good photographer and emphasized being careful in composition (no trees growing out of heads, etc.) I think this is a ...more
Bryan Whitehead
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Sometimes it’s nice to read a book about photography that isn’t particularly well illustrated. Of course this one doesn’t particularly need to be. Author Howard Zehr is more interested in exploring the philosophical angles of contemplative photography. There’s some basic photo instruction thrown in for people approaching the art from the meditation side. But for the most part it’s a small assembly of intriguing thoughts about the nature of images.
Sandy
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Different ways of viewing life through the lens of your eyes or camera as you become more attentive to shadow, color and content lead to more interesting compositions in photos and in life.
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Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Fascinating look at photography as a new way of seeing from restorative justice pioneer and accomplished photographer, Howard Zehr. Ignoring the rules absorbed over time, embracing wonder and openness in seeing one's world and self. "Instead of Descartes' stance of doubt..approach life and the world in an attitude of wonder...begins with appreciation rather than suspicion...an openness to possibilities."

Encouraged to become aware of light and shadow; pattern and placement; in composing and in sp
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Great book
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