The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Category: Classes, Retreats

“Higher Selves”

Higher Selves, First Encounter Beach, Heidi Straube Inner Path Photography


We speak of wanting to live from our higher selves

To treat all with honor
see their best side
always act from compassion and love.

I know, it can be a challenge.

This poem is for you, my friend, who sighs and says
“So peaceful where you live!”

I agree.

Easier to connect with that high saintly self
After stepping out on a cliff to discover…


I am grateful.

Image: “Higher Self”
First Encounter Beach, Eastham, MA, Cape Cod
© Heidi Straube 2017


Come join me. I will be your Muse.

Beachwalk Talks
Walks with the Muse
Inner Path Photography Personal Intensive


Coming to You? Travel Schedule, September/October 2013

Heidi Straube_Anticipation_copyright 2013

Image: “Anticipation” © Heidi Straube, 2013

“Meet with the Muse”
Portraits, Creative Coaching, Inner Path Insights

I’m on the road – will I see you?
Here’s my schedule for September and October, 2013.

I’d love to:
* capture the spirit of your loved ones in portraits
* help you to find direction in a creative or life challenge
* inspire you to express your inner vision through your photography

Santa Fe/Taos, New Mexico                    September 17 – 27, 2013

Boston/Connecticut/Cape Cod                October 1 – 7, 2013

Houston, Texas                                         October 10 – 27, 2013 

Portraits –  (pets included)

Personal Mentor/Muse Sessions – (popular – Walks with the Muse)

Photo Tours/Retreats – (pop-up minis, Sept/Oct)

Transformational Life Coaching


How about having a photo party with some friends – a fun time of shooting, sharing, and learning? We can put that together.

More serious? I can teach you how to go within, find that silent, knowing space, and feel the joy of creative expression, in alignment with your visions and who you are.

Private yoga and meditation, for individuals and groups.

Contact me 713-521-1676, for details and pricing.


Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii


“Black Lava Bridge, Hana Coast No. 1,” 1939, by Georgia O’Keeffe.
Honolulu Museum of Art.

Article November 30, 2012: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii – New York Times

What a wonderful inspiration for a trip to Maui! I had never heard of this trip that Georgia O’Keeffe took to Hawaii, nor had I seen the resulting paintings – how wonderful –

Tony Perrottet, travel writer for the New York times, has written an inviting, unusual article about his exploration of Maui in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keeffe, drawing on the help of Patricia Jennings as his virtual tour guide.

Patricia was 12 years old, the daughter of a Hana plantation manager, when Georgia asked her to be her private guide on the island. The two became friends, which Jennings has written about in the recently published “Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii.”

Let’s follow too in the footsteps of Georgia and create our own impressions/images of Maui  –

Who’s interested?

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii – New York Times


Photo Camp! Ages 8-17, June 4-7, Houston, TX

“It’s marvellous, marvellous! Nothing will ever be as much fun.
I’m going to photograph everything, everything! – ”

– Jacques-Henri Lartigue
after taking his first photo at age 7


"Explorations," Great Dunes National Park, Colorado

“Explorations,”  © 2012 Heidi Straube

Summer Inner Path Photo Classes are beginning!

Photo camps, one-day workshops, and beach photo walks for children, teens and adults are being scheduled now –

E-mail me  to be notified as the calendar evolves, or subscribe to this blog (see upper right corner) for announcements and updates.

Starting  June 4:

“Photo Camp for Ages 8-17″: Session 1
June 4-7, 2012, Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Houston, Texas

 Learn the “inner art” of photography – how to express your unique vision and feelings – plus techniques to know your camera and take great photos.

 Examples of topics:

  • Why do you like photography?
  • Learning about photographers from  many years – and you’re one too!
  • Becoming friends with your camera
  • Stillness & resonance – shooting from the quiet space within
  • Making pictures that only you can imagine
  • Experimenting and playing with the many kinds of photography – nature, architecture, fashion, travel, portraits, more…
  • A photography scavenger hunt
  • Putting your photos on the web and printing them for your own show

Click here for more description, fees, registration…

“Photo Camp for Ages 8-17”: Session 2
July 30-August 2, 2012 – register now

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