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Walking meditation | Photography by Rinzi Ruiz

Walking meditation |  Photography by Rinzi Ruiz | Social Media Marketing |

For me a huge part of photography and in finding a personal style is in learning how to see. It’s something that’s not easy and takes some time to figure out.  Earlier I was focused on learning how to use the camera and different lenses,  I was focused on learning different processing styles and I was learning how to edit my photos. Through all the practicing I was also learning how to see. I’m constantly in the process of learning how to see and really learning how ‘I’ see. Learning how ‘I’ see is what’s most important to me because it’s how I believe my personal style will come about. It will be my unique take on the world and the things and people who I photograph. Often I will just go out to shoot and just photograph what catches my eye but there are some moments when I will not take a single picture and just watch people. I’ll take some pictures with my eyes and mind to practice, to think about and understand why I noticed something or why I would take a picture of it or what angle and framing I would use to best capture a scene or moment. At times it’s just observing to get inspired to even shoot a person in the environment or a detail that speaks to me. The question I continue to ask myself is “Why?”. Why take this picture? Why am I attracted to certain people and things? What’s my message? Why does it interest me? Even when I go through others photographs I’ll ask this question to myself. Why do I like it? Why did they take the photo? Why that angle? I’ll ask why with regards to possible camera settings and possible focal lengths. This also really helps me to learn more about myself and also the photographer who took the photo. There are other factors in finding my personal style like the cameras I use, the settings I use, the quality of light I use, and many others but I think that learning how “I” see is at the top of the list. I feel that as I continue to learn, experiment and figure this out that my style will continue to evolve and grow but I also feel that it’s such a rewarding experience because it is such a challenge.....


Via Thomas Menk
Thomas Menk's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:09 AM

Rinzi Ruiz is a Los Angeles based photographer and artist. Fuji X100, Fuji X-Pro1, Nikon d800e .... Great black & white pictures!

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NASA responds to a seven-year-old's request to go to Mars

NASA responds to a seven-year-old's request to go to Mars | Social Media Marketing |
A seven-year-old boy recently asked NASA for advice on how to become an astronaut. And because they're cool that way, the space agency responded in kind.

Via Josué Cardona
Josué Cardona's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:05 PM

What would the world be like if we encouraged all our kids this way when they demonstrated interest in something they love?

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How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight

How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight | Social Media Marketing |
Not all photographers have used artificial lighting before. In fact, some people only even rent lighting equipment when certain events or situations call for it, otherwise they just make do with natural light.

William Hanna's insight:

Artificial lighting can make or break a great photo.  Diffused lighting yields the best results by providing an even distribution of light to your subject.

Justina Cavani's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:53 AM

doing this jobs with natural lights is very hight

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This App Will Make You Feel Better, Using No Medicine At All

This App Will Make You Feel Better, Using No Medicine At All | Social Media Marketing |


Daniel Jacobs also wants to use placebos for good. His new app, which he’s crowd-funding on Indiegogo, is an attempt to take the placebo out of the doctor’s office and into your home. He hopes it will make people feel better, and contribute further to placebo research.


You start by setting a goal: say, more joy or love in your life. Then, you choose someone to give you the placebo (maybe a friend or family member), what you want it to be (a pill, say), and where you want to take it (maybe a forest where you go running with a friend). You then "take" the placebo whenever you want to, following a pre-set ritual built into the app.


The point is to replicate what’s important about the placebo effect, which isn’t the pill itself, but the experience. "If we think about placebo as a transformational symbol, then people get to choose what placebo they want," says Jacobs. "It can be a pill, magic wand, holy book, communion wafer, or herbs. It just needs to be meaningful for them."

Via Josué Cardona
William Hanna's insight:

I completely believe in a "mind over matter" approach.  After all your body is capable of producing every drug you could ever find in a drug store.  What's even better, your body can administer the exact dose for the exact time required.  I kid you not!  The trick is to truely believe without a shadow of any doubt.

Chris Dickinson's curator insight, June 15, 2013 1:26 PM

Nice use of positive psychology

Nikki Howell's comment, July 17, 2013 4:11 PM
I believe that could really work. I like it.
robyns tut's curator insight, September 26, 2013 10:01 AM

this app sounds very cool, however it makes me worry how much more we really want to depend on technology. When I first started reading the article i thought it looked amazing, but then I realised that I am on my phine so ofte anyway; always checkingfacebook and keeping in touch with friends, even when i have friends sitting right next to me. My phone destracts me from the here and the now, even though connection is great sometimes it blocks out life that is passing by so fast. Now there is something more we should depend on our Phones for, things that we should get from actual human interaction- Justine Pearce

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35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime | Social Media Marketing |
The ultimate beach bucket list.

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Pebble smart watch hits Best Buy online, coming to retail this Sunday

Pebble smart watch hits Best Buy online, coming to retail this Sunday | Social Media Marketing |

Pebble, the Kickstarter-funded smart watch, is headed to retail stores this Sunday, when Best Buy will begin carrying the iPhone-compatible Bluetooth accessory for $149.95.


Via François-Xavier Schaeffer
William Hanna's insight:

An excellent concept but yes....  the watch looks totally "geeky"!


Travis Haggerty's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:08 PM

This seems a bit too corny for me... Like one of those calculator watches of the 80's

François-Xavier Schaeffer's comment, July 3, 2013 8:42 PM
A little bit blocky but very modern also!