Shooting Diary:Springing through Winter Journey| 瑜伽摄影日记:冬去春来的成长

2017–04–28 SugarLee Sugar

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” — Albert Einstein

这是爱因斯坦的名言,大概的意思:

停留在同样的视角与意识层面里是无法解决问题的。

It has been a while since the last time Sugar posted any Shooting diary. One of the reasons is becuase at some point in the Winter of 2016, Sugar started to grow doubts about her yoga photography and Sugar magazine in general. Why the doubts when the readers and sugar babes were in the increasing rates? 距离上篇的摄影日记已经有一段时间了,期间发生发生了一些小事情与种种,开始让Sugar对自己的摄影和公众号运营产生了疑问。即使Sugar的小粉丝 们持续增加,可还是有怀疑。

Well, truth to be told, Sugar started to feel trapped in the so-called yoga business especially in yoga photography. Sugar felt so naive; even though it’s in the name of yoga, business still is business, which means it still concerns money. And when it comes to money, things can be ugly. 说实话,从去年冬天开始Sugar就开始看不清她认识的‘瑜伽世界’,尤其是摄影业务。感觉以前太理想化,即使是瑜伽,也是门生意,总有利益之分。甚至觉 得金钱会让美好的事物变丑陋。

A few photographers can just put the rate of yoga photography to a fraction of a normal shooting session, as low as 30USD, which honestly Sugar does not understand why things have to be done this way. Don’t they have to eat from their photography jobs? 一些摄影师可以收取低于市场价格的费用,这让Sugar难以理解,为什么要打乱价格间接影响同行呢?

Maybe they actually don’t have to, because maybe they eat from other jobs, hence they can just operate at whatever low price they want, without any sense that some people actually need to make money from photography to make a living. Photography is an art because it combines thinking of both sides of the camera. Not just snapping away mindlessly for 100 frames and handing them over 5 minutes later. See? This reflection still made Sugar mad a bit…hehe…有点气愤,也许这些人有其他的收入来源,不需要在乎劳动力的成本,也不曾顾及到还有些人是依靠摄影救济生活的。摄影是门艺术, 是构建镜头内与镜头外桥梁的过程,需要用心构思,而不是粗糙批量的拍摄100张照片。

Besides the crazy photograpy business, Sugar also got into a tricky deal with a certain individual and cost good relationships with friends and clients! OMG… “ Sugar will never be sugary with this individual ever again!” These growing pains as they are called, left Sugar feeling uninspired and started to lose faith in what She was doing thus far for her career in the yoga world and retreated in the Himalayan Mountains, while licking her wounds. 除了摄影,Sugar还遇到了一些人,打乱了不少计划,只能对朋友们与小糖果们说抱歉。种种不顺利叠加一起,灵感没了,信心也没了,Sugar最后决定去 喜马拉雅山里静修,整理思路。

There she went as deep as the Mustang region and studied Buddhism and did more meditation and pranayam while deepening her asana practices. She did not pick her big camera even though the Scenery was so beautiful. Sugar decided at that point, instead of relying only on her eyes through photography, she was going to expand her other senses through the ears via mediation singing bowl theraphy study and through the nose via aromatherapy study. Sugar放弃了挚爱的相机,跑去Mustang地区学习佛学,冥想和调息,和练习ASANA,即便是再美的景色也提不起摄影的兴趣。她把兴趣转移到听觉 与嗅觉,学习唱钵和芳香疗愈法。

Baby Steps in learning, Sugar found new dimensions are open as she closes her eyesight. Somehow sounds of animals become more prominent, and Sugar can hear different cries of birds or even dogs. And as She hears better, interestingly Sugar has a better perception of other people’s or animal’s feelings. In the new year of 2017, Sugar decided to relase the turtles, that were followed by so many people! This made Sugar become happier and confident again about what she is doing…步伐放慢了,Sugar找到了新的视角,闭起眼睛时可以聆听到不同的声音,小狗与小鸟们的叫声都不同了。2017年初,Sugar决定去 龙目岛放生小海龟,没想到遇上许多围观者。这让她再一次找回快乐,开始对自己建立信心。

Overall, Sugar went through some transformations, from studiying with friends, and later realized that the winter time incidents somehow were also the result of her own ignorance. Some people just use photography as a way to get free contacts, a bit like when people exchange business cards and networking. Sugar should not judge on that. 总而言之,整个冬天对Sugar像一场蜕变,通过向朋友们的倾诉与学习,对之前的种种不愉快有了新的理解,可能一切都归结于自己的无知。有些人就是喜欢 通过摄影建立社会网络,像交换明信片一样,这是他人的选择,Sugar不应该去评判。

As she begins to understand this idea, Sugar starts to relax her mind, and continues to do her thing, which is to deliver “A DOSE OF SWEETNESS IN YOGA AND LIFE” to the beloved sugarbabes everywhere who have subscribed, and who continue to support Sugar and encourage her to continue this path. 走了一大圈,Sugar又开始找回自己的路,找回到初心-’分享瑜伽与生活中的一点甜“,这个成长的过程中,每一位小糖果们的关注与支持都是Sugar前 进的最大鼓舞。 And the results?

Well, all the pictures in this article has been made through the dark winter period in Sugar’s mind in Nepal, Peru, Bali Spirits Festival 2017 and Elysia yoga convension Greece 2017. 在此分享一下Sugar整个冬季之旅的足迹,来自尼泊尔、秘鲁、巴厘岛瑜伽节和希腊瑜伽大会的摄影集。

Hope Sugarbabes enjoy the pictures :)

希望小糖果们喜欢😍。

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