At the end of February, Jennifer Halls and I co-facilitated a workshop entitled "Developing Your Inner and Outer Vision: An Intuition and Photography Retreat" at the Haw River State Park in Browns Summit, NC.
Both intuition and photograph require us to practice heightened awareness and perception. As we do this we become more sensitive to subtle differences in color, shape and light.
One of the awareness exercises you can practice is to become more aware of the dance between contrasting elements. To do this, take your camera out into your surroundings and explore this idea by photographing:
Light and Shadow
Rough and Smooth
Simple and Complex
Round and Straight
Wet and Dry
Old and New
Full and Empty
Notice how this practice increases your awareness of the subtle differences around you.