Happy Links: From Photography to Nature

by Tammy Strobel on April 11, 2014

My Morning View{Every week, I publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy!}

My Morning View readers have requested additional photography tips and tools. If you want to delve deeper into your photography practice, register for my photography e-course. The class revolves around completing small assignments and collaborating with peers to get feedback on your work. Registration closes at the end of April.

Also, I decided to do another book giveaway because I had so much fun with the last one!

The giveaway package includes:

To participate in the giveaway:

  • Simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post and fill in this sentence: “I love photography because . . .”
  • Leave your first and last name in the comment form, along with your email address. If you win the package, I need a way to contact you.

I will announce the winner on Friday, April 18, 2014!

You can help spread the world about “My Morning View“ by:

  • Sharing this post with friends, family, and on social media sites.
  • If you are inclined, and have the time, please leave a book review on amazon.

Thanks for your help!

Now onto this week’s happy links…

10 tips for shooting a daily photo project.

But first, let me take a selfie.”

I love this idea: DIY mason jar herb garden.

How to end the endless game of catching up.

I want to eat this right now – Berry With Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza.

Do what you love.

How I became a Buddhist and what it really means.

Beauty in nature and art.

Be well,
Tammy

Please note: Comments are closed.

1 Christin Sanders April 11, 2014

I love photography because it helps me savour the little moments in life (my own photography) and allows me to go on beautiful, exciting adventures (others’ photography).

2 Kathy Peterman April 11, 2014

Thanks for sharing your morning view photos with us. I am loving them! I also read your book “You Can Buy Happiness” and got a lot from it. Looking forward to your month of May in “A Simple Year” course. Deep sigh. Life is good.

3 Gary Kirk April 11, 2014

I love photography because it forces to me look at things in perspective.

4 Linda @ Notes from the arena April 11, 2014

I love photography because it slows me down, and trains my eye to see things I wouldn’t otherwise. I notice so much more natural beauty if I have a camera in hand.

5 Katie Goetz April 11, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to see everyday things in new ways.

6 Amber Marie April 11, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to capture all the special moments in a forever way.

7 Meghan Arnold April 11, 2014

I love photography because it opens lots of doors to me. I’ve traveled across the country to photograph weddings twice this year, already. It’s awesome!

8 Sanne Dikken April 11, 2014

I love photography because it enables me to show my world the way I see it.

9 Rich Walkden April 11, 2014

I love photography because it captures a microsecond of the beauty and wonder of life. Uncaptured, these moments could be soon forgotten or completely missed. It allows me to observe microevents within the micromoment that might otherwise have been allusive to me. And then I am quite often able to capture the face or gesture of a loved one that reminds me of why I love them in the first place and allows me to fall in love all over again.

Being the photographer allows me to slow things down and look deeper at the world around me. As a viewer, photography allows me and the rest of the world to stop everything, take a moment to contemplate the miracle of life. – I love photography

10 Sandra April 11, 2014

I love photography because it makes me feel alive and allows me to look at things in a more contemplative way. Your book sounds great and a place in your photography e-class sounds wonderful and is such a lovely gift! Thank you!

11 Angelique Smith April 11, 2014

I LOVE photography because it allows me to feel the emotions of past adventures as if they were happening in the moment.

12 marjorie Cooper April 11, 2014

I love photography because it gives me perspective in my life. I take photos of the things that i love. When i look back at my photos i take time to reflect and refocus. When i look at others photos i look at them with the same eyes. This is why i love your photos so much… your photos give me a look at what is important to you. Thank-you for being so vulnerable to all of us who read your blog.

13 David Armstrong April 11, 2014

I love photography because it helps me slow down and appreciate the beauty in the world around me.

14 Alice DeVries April 11, 2014

I love photography because, it makes me feel like I am capturing time. When I go back and look at the picture, I am transported to that exact moment, with all the feelings and sensations that were attached to that moment.

15 Millie Steckler April 11, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to relive moments of my loved ones in living color. Otherwise, those moments would fade to black and white!

16 Lisa Dabbs April 11, 2014

I love photography because it allows me see the beauty of the world through a different lens. ;) I love capturing moments in time with friends and family.

17 Emma Speller April 11, 2014

I love photography as it helps me keep being creative.

18 Michael Peterson April 11, 2014

I love photography because it freezes a moment in time. The memory, the senses, the feelings are all brought back with an image.

19 Sarah Haldeman April 11, 2014

I love photography because it gives me an opportunity to slow down and actually *see* what is all around me. Normally, there’s a lot of magic.

20 Kathryn April 11, 2014

I Love photography because it is the memories and images of beautiful things and places that I never want to forget. People especially are wonderful to photograph! What a great giveaway!

21 Kathy April 11, 2014

I love photography because it brings back memories of happy times with family, friends and special occasions. Your photos always give me a “lift” in my spirit as I view your cats, cups and scenic views of the area around your tiny home.

22 Veronica April 11, 2014

I like photography because it helped me to discover a creative side to myself that i didn’t realize I had. It has also opened my eyes to what is around me in a new way.

23 Beverly Youngman April 11, 2014

I love photography because it takes me back to that place and time and I can revisit often from my desk.

24 Buffy April 11, 2014

I love photography because it captures my children through their childhoods and creates cherished memories.

25 Michaela Gawlyta April 11, 2014

I love photography because it has the ability to capture even the simplest moments and turn them into something beautiful and special. Thank you for hosting another giveaway, so very generous of you.

26 Kathy Peterman April 11, 2014

I love photography because it captures the inner richness of life. Textures, light, expressions all waiting for me!

27 MS Barb Dawson April 11, 2014

I like photography because it captures a moment of beauty, and it helps to preserve memories!

28 Kim Ryan April 11, 2014

I love photography because it brings back memories. Let’s me enjoy places, people, and days just by looking at the images that I capture. And it will make myself and others smile.
KR

29 Cynthia Dunlavy April 11, 2014

I love photography because it helps me be more aware of, and explore, the world around me!

30 Leigh Bunkin April 11, 2014

I love photography because it helps capture moments I want to remember

31 Rich Snow April 11, 2014

I love photography because it connects me with the world around us, and in a way I feel that photography and videography can convey a contemplative view and a sense of awareness. They can draw the viewer into a reflective space of simplicity shorn of casual concerns and diversions.

32 Sally McIntyre April 11, 2014

I love photography because art is life!

33 courtney chapman April 11, 2014

I love photography because it makes me smile!

34 Amanda Townsell April 11, 2014

I love photography because it helped me learn to love myself.

35 becky garcia April 11, 2014

I love photography because it has changed the ways I see everything, with or without my camera along now, I am much more tuned in to patterns, colors, shapes, light, compositions and the magic and beauty everywhere.

36 Juan Lopez April 11, 2014

I love photography because it is a way to express yourself and to share an experience/s. You are able to let others see what you see or see something of their own within the photo.

37 Laurie Richardson April 11, 2014

I love photography because it allows me not only to capture but to connect and be present to a single specific and often fleeting moment in time.

38 Kirsten Mead April 11, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to express myself. And sometimes you get that perfect shot!

39 Halijah April 11, 2014

Thank you for your blog. I love your photos. Do I love photography? I do not know. I have never owned a camera. Grew up too poor. Then got busy earning a living, being a “good”mother and wife. Now that I am 62, about time I learn to express myself, eh?

40 Klaus Gottschalk April 11, 2014

I love photography because it helps me to keep the present in my mind.

41 Marloes van Hout April 11, 2014

I love photography, because when I walk around with my camera I don’t just look, I see. I don’t just walk, I explore, I don’t just think, I trust my gut.

42 Jamie J Choy April 12, 2014

I love photography because it *stops* the action and offers a fabulous sharp quiet reflection… Kids being still, kids in action, people in their day-today.

43 Joy April 12, 2014

I love photography because I see the world differently through my lens – I intentionally look for the light, beauty, color in spaces I normally wouldn’t expect to see it. Each time I intentionally look, something that feels extraordinary is presented – something I would have missed had I not been aware. My heart opens, naturally, with wonder, awe, gratitude. And when I turn that “inward” and use the technique on my home and myself, I feel the same. I learn so much about world and myself and sacred connection and presence.

44 sara April 12, 2014

i love photography because it makes me appreciate the beauty of the mundane.

45 Amanda Burton April 12, 2014

I love photography because it captures a window in time never to be repeated. It shows things from another point of view and can make you think again about what you value.

46 Carol Bates April 12, 2014

I love photography because it helps me see the beauty of everyday things.

47 Maria Madsen April 12, 2014

I love photography because it let’s me one with nature.

48 Erica Breuer :) April 12, 2014

I love photography because it’s new to me: I’m excited to begin pairing it with writing to tell stories and share messages.

49 Alandis Johnson April 12, 2014

I love photography because it captures the innermost complexities of lived experiences.

50 Allie April 12, 2014

I love photography because I can take pictures of beautiful things ALL the time and not always just to interrupt a beautiful moment happening in the present. And there is nothing better than a beautiful picture to transport you to a different time and place.

51 Nicole Goodwin April 12, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to experience without the extra stimulation of words…ahh…love, love, love.

52 Leah W April 12, 2014

I love photography because it’s the closest I get recreating my dreams.

53 kyenne williams April 12, 2014

I love photography because the pictures allow me to see and experience something in a new way; to literally ‘reframe’ how and what I am looking at.

54 Delanie April 12, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to stop a moment in its tracks. Be still. Be present. And allowing that presence to be available to me forever through the memory the image inevitably portrays.

55 Crystal Curran April 12, 2014

I love photography because even though I may take the time to capture a moment just so, just exactly as I perceive it, someone else will still come along and see something in it that I had never considered before. Photography is an opportunity for expression, but also reexamination and reflection.

56 Natasha April 13, 2014

Thank you. :) I love photography because it allows me to capture memories and reframe my focus. It is another way of seeing.

57 Kate M April 13, 2014

I love photography because I see more through it. I see the world in more detail and more detail in the world, and find that I often discover a bit more about myself through the practice of it as well.

58 Molly April 13, 2014

I love photography because the possibilties are endless :)

59 Minna April 13, 2014

I love photography because it gives me invisible wings that carry me throughout life, through thick and thin. For me it’s the best form of clearing my thoughts.

60 Emmy Smith April 13, 2014

I love photography because it is a record. If memory fades, a photograph can bring it all back. Images help all the senses return.

61 JB McCauley April 13, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to still see my dad, who passed away in 1983.

62 Anna April 13, 2014

I love photography because it takes me to as of yet unvisited places.

63 Amanda Cashin April 13, 2014

I love photography because it keeps my mind and my eyes open to what is around me. It slows me down and gives me space to breath. It allows me time to see the fine details, patterns, and textures around me- and allows a venue for me to share these wonderful things with others.

64 Deena April 13, 2014

I love photography because it helps me be present, engaged, and observant of the tiny details of a moment or place. It helps me slow down and focus my gaze and my attention.

And I love photography as a form of artistic expression because it provides a window into other people’s perspectives, their insights and their experiences.

65 Lisa @ Lisa Living Well April 13, 2014

I love photography because I tend to appreciate the world around me by taking pictures of it. I write a blog, so taking pictures is a fun way to journal and share my life with friends and family.

66 tony tennant April 13, 2014

I love to shoot photography because it allows me to capture moments in culture in nature and in art and share as well as re create these events throughout my life in travel and family and especially in time, odd spaces or events.

67 Deborah Holt April 13, 2014

I love photography because it enables me to capture moments….make time stand still. A photo keeps the memory alive and fresh. It could be my child’s smile from so many years ago….a sunrise…..colors of autumn in the mountains…carrots from my garden. Photos allow me to share these captured moments with others.

68 Sheryl B. Satorre April 14, 2014

I love photography because it captures life.

69 Cheryl Magyar April 14, 2014

I love photography because it is a way for me to capture the simple things in life and share them with the world. Thoughts, feelings, poetry, art – it is all in there!

70 Sarah April 14, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to capture beautiful moments and save them forever.

Sarah Lambert
hello [at] thelaughingmedusa.com

71 Elizabeth April 14, 2014

I love photography because I can capture the truth of the world.

72 Sherone Taylor April 14, 2014

I love photography because it illustrates the soul of the photographer. You don’t take a picture if the subject means nothing to you.

73 Tammy April 14, 2014

I love photography because it allows me to document the everyday parts of our lives and the most precious moments in our lives. It gives me a wide-open, totally unlimited opportunity for expression. It’s freeing and simple.

74 Delicia April 14, 2014

I love photography because it a way to express my soul (and feelings) through what I see. And I can share how others experience and express their souls through their images. I like the idea that a photograph captures a brief second in the here and now, and carries with it a message into eternity.

75 Art April 14, 2014

I love photography because it is something I do just for me—not for job or money or personal advancement.

76 Shelley Winters April 14, 2014

I love photography because it gives me moments of quiet in my noisy world.

77 April Gilbert April 14, 2014

I love photography because its a form of time travel, a vacation for the mind.

78 Jill Tucker April 14, 2014

I love photography because it gives me the opportunity to show the world through my minds eye and the camera lens, finding a unique view of a subject and creating a striking vision that in turn will reach our souls

79 Wendy Vece April 15, 2014

I love photography because I seem to have a broken mind that can’t hold on to memories so my photos become my memories.

80 Nadja April 15, 2014

I love photography because it’s giving something a moment thought. We are all spinning around in this madness. A photo is a moment to think, to feal or to take a point of view….
Grtz from Belgium!

81 Wendi Griffith April 15, 2014

I love photography because I get to share memories of the places I have been or seen with people I enjoy

82 Laura Flashberg April 15, 2014

I love photography for several reasons……..it is a fascination with me that what you see or trying to convey you have captured and are able to view it as you have seen it or you can enhance it in either the dark room or on a device that one can manipulate a photo with apps into piece of art….it is also now wo
Ith the digital age an instant form of creation. I’m obssessed…………with taking photos that are either entertaining or emotional…….

83 Susan April 15, 2014

I love photography because it lets me connect with nature, my pets, myself strangely enough and I see things and think about them in a deeper way after I pull the lens away.

84 Paula April 15, 2014

I love photography because it feeds my soul.

85 Yvette Ryder April 15, 2014

I love photography because it’s my way of capturing the beauty of the universe, in all it’s simplicity and complexity.

86 Peggy April 15, 2014

I love photography because it takes me out of my brain and puts me more in my senses, my intuition.

87 Heather April 16, 2014

Here is quote from one of my favourite teen films. I love photography because…

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
~ From ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

88 Amanda Cisco April 16, 2014

I love photography because carrying my camera helps me stop and enjoy moments in my day instead of staying in my head and speeding through life.

89 Susan Farrelly April 16, 2014

I love photography because I get to see the world through the eyes of my loved ones.

90 Shannon McMillan April 16, 2014

I love photography because it keeps memories alive!

91 Patti Crooks April 16, 2014

I love photography because it is a way to remember people and places and feelings

92 Camila April 16, 2014

I love photography because it captures all the beauty from a moment, to be available for the eternity.

93 Julie April 16, 2014

I love photography because it helps us to see the defining moments, big and small, that are woven into our lives.

94 Kathy April 16, 2014

I love photography because it causes me to relive the memories I’ve recorded on the digital footprint. I also love photography because it can be used to give me happiness in what I’ve accomplished.

95 Angela Mrozinski April 16, 2014

I love photography because it helps share perspective & connect people.

96 Lindsay April 16, 2014

I love photography because it burns a memory into my heart and my head. Photos bring me closest to “bottling a feeling” that I wish I could do.

97 Melissa Johnson April 18, 2014

I love photography because it’s a gateway to the soul.

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