Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop – Zen Cat Meets Zen Camera (Book Review)


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Zen Camera by David Ulrich – Book Review

For the past eight years, I’ve been part of an international community of bloggers who gather each week at Wordless Wednesday memes around the world to share their love of photography and provide a glimpse into their lives. At Create With Joy, our photographs often provide peeks into the private lives of feline family members like Magellan, who was captured resting peacefully beside me after a rousing morning of mischief, mayhem, and madcap Maine Coon adventures.

Capturing precious moments like these are fun – but how do you continue to expand your creative horizons and vision, improve your craft, and cultivate your own artistic style?

David Ulrich’s new book Zen Camera: Creative Awakening With A Daily Practice In Photography is a great place to start!

Zen Camera

Zen Camera is a book that teaches you how to become more creative in all aspects of your life while focusing on how to help you become more creative with your camera. This book isn’t a technical guide on how to use specific techniques to achieve certain effects (although you will learn how to improve your skills along the way) and it doesn’t require any special equipment (if you have a smartphone with a camera you are good to go!)

What you’ll learn in Zen Camera is how to become an artist with a camera in your hand – how to look at the world around you and really see it, and to capture your unique perception, vision and stories through your photos. You’ll learn how to take photos as a daily practice. You’ll discover all kinds of creative exercises to complete that will expand your horizons and help you unleash your inner artist.

And you will pour over the stunning photographs that the author includes in the book.

Zen Camera is to photographers what The Artist’s Way is to writers. This master class in creativity deserves a place in your home – I highly recommend this book to you!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Blogging For Books. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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Wordless Wednesday – Week of February 20, 2018

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29 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop – Zen Cat Meets Zen Camera (Book Review)”

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  1. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    That sounds like a wonderful book and I like that it’s not technical and doesn’t require special equipment. Thanks for always hosting great blog hops! Wishing you a blessed week ahead.

  2. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Nice review sounds like a good read 🙂

    Magellan looking extra regal in the photo heheh! 🙂

  3. Ellen Pilch says:

    Sounds like a great book.

  4. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    I think that Magellan is so photogenic, he always finds the perfect place for photos!!
    Thanks for stopping by this week! Happy Tuesday!!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for the book recommendation!

  6. Lydia C. Lee says:

    That sounds a good book – I need to get a little more on top of my photography…

  7. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    My favorite subject to photo… oh my, I have so many. My great-grandchildren, grandchildren… my children, my dog and my husband’s band!!!! Yep, that sums it up. hehehe~ This Zen camera sounds really interesting, but I have to get up early tomorrow… so have a good night sweetie! Big hugs and a little hug for the kitty!!!!

  8. meowmeowmans says:

    That sounds like such a great book, Ramona. Thanks for reviewing it here; I will check it out, for sure!

    Thank you for hosting. We appreciate you lots!

    Hugs to you, Magellan and Tsunami. 🙂

  9. I think that’s a great mindful book, Megallan, we only wished these books were translatated in Dutch too. Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead 🙂 <3

  10. Pam Greer says:

    Definitely getting this book!

  11. Very nice book review, I think that I might have to get it. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful week.

  12. Sounds like a helpful resource.

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Robin says:

    I always love seeing all of the kitty photos in the blogosphere! 🙂 Magellan is a very handsome mancat. This book sounds like a great read. We can always use a little extra inspiration for making our photos portray the world in a unique light.

  14. That cat is so chill! This review makes me want to upgrade my camera!

  15. I’m really interested in this book! I do get out and photograph something pretty much everyday, which I know is something I’ve heard that you have to do if you want to become a better photographer. Picking up a lens or two really helps, too, as then you can try out new things. Last year I bought a Canon macro lens and that is creating the up-close shots I want with the blurring bokeh background effect.

    Your sweet Magellen looks so relaxed there with you. Pinned both of your photographs to my Animal Friends, Tomes {Books} to Read and Blogging 1,2,3 and Photography boards for you. I appreciate the recommendation!

    Have a great weekend,
    Barb 🙂

  16. Erin the Cat says:

    That sounds just the book for a friend of mine, I shall let them know. Megallan sure does look in the Zen zone there. I think we cars have the knack of that where humans need to work at it. Mol
    Toodle pips and purrs

  17. Jennifer says:

    Visiting from Literacy musings,
    I love photos that say a thousand words in one go! Although I am not very good at taking those type of shots.
    This book maybe the solution for that!

    You are welcome to drop by for a time of reflection.

  18. Veronica Lee says:

    This does sound like a very useful book. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Happy WW!

  19. Kitties Blue says:

    Of course, our favorite subject around here are cats and second would be nature. Dad Tom is the photographer in the family. His birthday just passed, so I am going to get this for him for our anniversary. Thanks for the review, Ramona. Hugs, Janet

  20. Looks like a wonderful book I need to see! I love taking pictures so much

  21. Rosey says:

    Such a good looking cat. 🙂 We just adopted a 10 year old cat and we love her so.

  22. This sounds like a wonderful book! It’s so good to expand our horizons as well as noticing the little things in life, and I’m sure this book can help. Adding it to my reading list! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well.

  23. This looks a fabulous book and as I got my new camera for Christmas I will look out for it here!

    Happy Sunday Selfie you folks.

  24. speedyrabbit says:

    Definitely a Zen Cat….mummy says she will have to look into that book,xx Speedy

  25. Valentine says:

    Megallan sure is a photographer’s inspiration! Ooh, I think Mom needs to get a copy of that book for her and Dad. Mom loves to take photos of me and the Basset Hound & Dad likes to do experimental photography. Purrs.

  26. Valentine says:

    Magellan is sure a photographer’s inspiration. Ooh, I think Mom needs to get a copy of that book for her and Dad. Mom love’s to take pics of animals and Dad likes to do experimental photography. Purrs.


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