Photography as Meditation – New Book

Photography as Meditation

Photography as Meditation is a new book from photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffman.

In this book, Torsten Andreas Hoffmann explores an approach to artistic photography based on Japanese Zen Philosophy. Meditation and photography have much in common: both are based in the present moment, both require complete focus, and both are most successful when the mind is free from distracting thoughts. Hoffman shows how meditation can lead to the source of inspiration.

The goal of this book is to develop your photographic expression. It provides enrichment for photographers who believe that only technical mastery produces great images and shows how important it is to engage with your own awareness to act creatively.

Photography as Meditation retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.03 on

27″ iMac w/ 5K Display Now Available for Pre-Order at B&H


B&H now has multiple configurations of the new 27″ iMac with Retina 5K display available for pre-order. While the base model is only $2494, I think the one to get is probably the 4GHz Core i7 with 4GB VRAM and only 8GB RAM for $2999. Then pick up some aftermarket OWC or Crucial RAM for a fraction of what Apple charges. Check out all of the configurations here at B&H Photo.

Pentax K-3 Now $200 Off

Pentax K-3

B&H has the Pentax K-3 for $896.95 (reg. $1096.95) along with a free Pentax BG-5 battery grip (reg. $199), 4% rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Additionally, Adorama has the Pentax K-3 with the DA 18-135mm lens for $1246.95 (reg. $1446.95). That deal also includes a free BG-5 battery grip, 4% rewards and free 2-day shipping. Check it out here at Adorama.

Apple MacBook Pro Retina Deals

MacBook Pro with Retina

B&H has a couple of new deals on MacBook Pro with Retina Display models.

First, is a 13.3″ model with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe Flash HD for $1279.99 (reg. $1399.99). Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Next, is the 15.4″ Retina MacBook Pro with 2GHz Intel Core i7 Crystalwell processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe drive for $1599 (reg. $1799). Check it out here at B&H Photo.