Is Photography Meditation?

by Todd Smith on April 16, 2008

I felt as blissful this morning after photographing as I do after a long meditation. Is photography a kind of meditation?

For me the answer is yes. Meditation to me is anything that allows my mind to experience increasing subtlety. When I start photographing I often feel like it takes a while to “warm up.” As I continue it starts getting subtle. At the end I don’t want to quit.

What’s your experience? Does increasing subtlety in something you do feel like meditation to you?

I was out photographing the apricot blossoms again this morning. You can see the new photos in my Straight From The Camera section of the site.

Pear leaves just sprouting from the trunk

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Maggie April 17, 2008 at 7:10 am

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