23 Art?

What makes photography art? How do you, as an artist, stay unique when you are confronted with thousands of images each day? How do you know that what you create is truly yours and not influenced by others? Look inside! Dig deep into your own emotions and translate this in an image. It isn’t easy…

22 Cultural Dialogue

After the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan, Akiyoshi Taniguchi reflected on the impermanence of life, and decided to donate his collection of about 800 notable works from Japanese and American photographers. By donating the Japanese works to SFMOMA and the American works to the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, he hopes his donation will help stimulate…

21 Transform Yourself

Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be With her gorgeous, haunting photographs, artist Uldus Bakhtiozina documents dreams, working with daily life as she imagines it could be. She creates everything in her work by hand — from costumes to stages — without digital manipulation, bringing us images from the land of escapism,…

20 Small Mysteries

Photographer Rinko Kawauchi discusses her interest in the small mysteries of everyday life, which she explores in her series Utatane (2001). She explains why she was drawn to the sublime beauty of the controlled burning of grasslands in Japan for her series Ametsuchi (2012–13), and reflects on how her photography comes from a state between…

19 Creative Ruts

How to escape your creative ruts. In this video, I share some advice on how to get out of the creative ruts we find ourselves stuck in from time to time. Share it on if you found it helpful. Sean Tucker Cómo salir de tus rutinas creativas. En este video, comparto algunos consejos sobre cómo…

18 Act of Faith

Contemplative Photography as an Act of Faith. This slideshow was presented by Contemplative Photographer Diane Walker at Seattle University’s 2011 Pacific Northwest Spirituality Book Festival. Diane is currently Exhibitions Director for ECVA.org, and has served as the Director of Communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, as an instructor at the Diocesan School of Theology…

17 Looking for Zen

Philosophy of Photography – Looking for Zen I was asked, how do you know what to take photos of? This movie expands on what I am thinking and doing when I am doing my photography. Ross Penner Filosofía de la Fotografía – Buscando Zen Me preguntaron, ¿cómo sabes que fotografiar? Esta película amplía lo que…

16 Gratitude

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. Nature’s beauty can be fleeting — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. Naturaleza. Belleza. Gratitud. La belleza de la naturaleza puede ser fugaz, pero no a través de…

15 Zen Photography

This video presentation outlines the nine principles of Zen Photography developed by award winning photographer Jennifer Mishra. The principles include: Curiosity, Intuition, Simplicity, Focus, Calm Positivity, Seeker of Beauty, Acceptance, Self-Acceptance, and Connection. Esta presentación en video describe los nueve principios de la fotografía Zen desarrollados por la galardonada fotógrafa Jennifer Mishra. Los principios incluyen:…

14 Emotion

Emotion in landscape photography has always been a prerequisite for me to capture personally satisfying photographs. First and foremost, I have to love my subject and location in order to connect and be consciously aware of why I’m emotional drawn to something. In turn, it informs my making of images and I’m then more likely…