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Heart-Centered Photography With John Barclay

Heart-Centered Photography With John Barclay

Episode 45: Today I sit down with John Barclay, to chat about:

  • His unexpected journey into photography
  • The lasting impact of his mentors, Nancy Rotenberg, Freeman Patterson, and others
  • How to overcome negative self-talk or beliefs about not being creative
  • How his photography workshops and contemplative photography retreats differ and the value of each approach
  • How to create personally expressive images
  • What is meant by contemplative photography
  • The nuanced difference between “taking” images versus “being taken by” images
  • The importance of being still to be able to see more deeply and connect with the landscape
  • The benefits of GAP: Grounded - Aware - Present
  • Balancing learning the craft of photography with being creative
  • The parallels between music and photography as creative pursuits
  • The importance of practice
  • And a whole lot more!

LINKS MENTIONED:

Websites: https://johnbarclayphotography.com/ and https://www.healingimages.org/ 

Follow John Barclay on Instagram

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Other photographers and resources:

Nancy Rotenberg

Freeman Patterson

Flint Sparks

Dewitt Jones

Rikki Cooke

Cole Thompson

Headspace App

Steve Van Zandt’s Autobiography - Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir 

Out of Chicago LIVE! 2022 

 

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John Barclay

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John Barclay is an award winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. John is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader. He is also an inspirational speaker, presenting his program Dream – Believe – Create to audiences around the world. John’s work has been published in a number of books and magazines and is treasured by a number of private collectors. Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine and was chosen by Dewitt Jones to participate in his https://www.healingimages.org program. John is respected for his processing knowledge and well known for his Topaz and Nik Software webinars.