Book review: Click!
Choosing Love One Frame at a Time by Carl Studna
Part 3: Now you see it, now you don’t, the outer reflecting
enter world renowned photographer Carl Studna’s book: Click!
Choosing Love One Frame at a Time
, you sense more about the setting of a picture
before snapping the shutter. You see the
outer countenance reflecting the inner essence.
“How often are you holding onto a particular thought,
opinion or perception as fact, only to have it later change?” asked Studna. “Has
the actual circumstance altered or is it your perception that has shifted?”
In my own photographic adventures around the world from the
to Antarctica and from the Amazon rainforests to the desert Outback of
Australia—I changed my perceptions because I experienced inner growth from my
Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and
many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable
views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner
of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Twain’s quote echoes Carl Studna’s wisdom behind the
lens. It reflects his growing power to
captivate, enthrall and enchant anyone who looks at the body of his lifetime of
“Photographs truly serve as a time capsule in documenting
many of the multi-dimensional aspects of our life history,” said Studna.
As you dive into the depths of this book like a dolphin, you
cannot help “play” in the water, the refractions of the light and the emotional
currents constantly pulsing in your life and the life of the planet.
One of the writers in Studna’s book, Karen Drucker, “I look
good”, speaks to your humor and compassion.
That flaming redhead lights up a stage with song and poetry like few
others. She speaks to your inner self
while praising your wild and crazy self.
I watched her on stage for the past 10 years. When you first see her, you don’t know what
to expect. Once you have heard her sing,
you cannot wait for her presence to appear again—to delight you and entertain
Nearing the end of the book, a chapter titled “Reclaiming
self-expression and freedom” helps all of us understand our own traumas growing
up and origins of our anxieties. Studna
enlists his counseling talents as a Science of Mind practitioner in order to
enhance your feelings of freedom and your need to express yourself. He presents workshops and classes for his
growing following in Denver, Colorado.
Studna knows how to open people up and let the laughter flow.
He knows to inspire an audience with his
antics, being silly and being human.
“There is no picture that ever tells the same story, whether
it be a person, landscape or still-life,” said Studna. “I offer a photography
workshop called, “Embracing the Sacred.”
I never tire of teaching this class because I am continually inspired by
life’s unique displays. As an example, I
am constantly in awe of the ever-changing cloud formations billowing over the
vast Colorado plains and mountain regions.”
Like any road you travel or book you read, the end approaches
much too soon. I found myself wanting
more to read, to learn, to contemplate.
Carl Studna’s new book offers more than photography lessons. He engages your spirit, your essence and your
I highly recommend this book for professional photographers
and neophytes alike. Studna captures photography’s
moment to moment magic, one click at a time.
Even more so, he teaches you how to snap magical photographs for
“One of the most basic formulas or road maps for being
successful and feeling fulfilled in life lies in our moment-to-moment choices
to fully let in the light,” said Studna.
“Allowing it to guide sustain and spark every thought, word, feeling and
activity. This simple measure lies at
the heart of deepening your faith. This
very moment is your life-governing choice point and you choose to live with a
pureness of heart while embracing every single frame of your most treasured and
Choosing Love One Frame at a Time
Price: $24.95 US/Canada, UK L15.99
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six
continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across
the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the
Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast
across America. His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of
Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/
Motivational program: How to Live a Life of
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