I’m glad you’re here. Let me welcome you and share why TZCC exists.
The Zen Camera Club is a space for creating space – to commune with nature and cultivate self-care. Self-care is a daily practice of wellness. To unpack this definition further, a daily practice is a meditation tool that helps you focus your energy more intentionally. You deserve space for yourself…..just because.
zen photography is our practice, our sacred space.
When we raise our cameras (smartphone or DSLR), we are not concerned with creating perfect images, but rather with slowing down and letting go of the pressure to hurry mindlessly through our days. We use time behind the lens to practice increasing awareness, nurturing acceptance, cultivating wonder, and honoring stillness. Some of us like to make the space we create for ourselves special by enriching the moment with affirmations, essential oils, crystals, music, poetry, mala beads, mantras, or candles.
Through our collective practice, we center ourselves, we share our experiences, and we support each other in The Zen Camera Club. I think you’ll like our vibe.
zen photography is a moving meditation.
For many, the traditional approach to meditation – sitting, legs folded
for a specified amount of time, trying to clear the mind of all thought –
is a struggle. Zen photography is an easier pathway into meditation
that breaks the mold and opens the practice to the masses. It is accessible, tangible, practical, and perfect for people who are not drawn to a regular, seated practice.
Though, if you’re interested, zen photography can also serve as a bridge to a more traditional meditation practice. Either way, being mindful with a camera (phone or DSLR) is a simple way to practice being more present in your everyday life. Just raise your camera and find your peace.
don’t search, let the subject find you.
Zen photography creates a paradigm shift from ‘looking for’ and ‘taking’ pictures to a more reverent perspective of “letting the subject find you.” When you approach photography through the lens of mindfulness, you don’t know what you’re going to make a picture of, you just go out on a photo walk and notice what connects with you.
Zen photography is a practice, it’s a ritual, it’s grounding. If you’re thinking….”I’ll have more of what she’s having.” – YOU CAN! Get my FREE photography meditation, Mindful Moments – Expanding Wonder (scroll up to the sign up box), then read more about mindful moments here.
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peace + zen,