Looking for a way to mindfully experience the world around you? Try getting behind the lens of a camera. When I picked up my first SLR camera, something transformed within me. Becoming an intuitive photographer allowed me to slow down, observe my surroundings with more care and focus, and capture the beauty and magic of the world in a way that I hadn’t experienced before. Once I started to slow down and appreciate each moment, I found a space in my life for photography — an opportunity to capture the essence of the world I was seeing, the magic of human and animal interactions, the dichotomy of our planet, the power of extreme close-ups and sweeping landscapes.