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

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

“Inner Path of Photography – Santa Fe” Weekend Experience, Sept 16-18, 2011

(“Many moods of Santa Fe” © 2010 Heidi Straube)

The art of photography is much more than just pushing a button. There is an inner process that reflects the mystical, spiritual part of life, inside of us as well as outside. We can learn to take better photographs by understanding and developing this inner quality, as well as understand ourselves and improve our lives by following the inner path.

Please join me for this special weekend in Santa Fe, September 16-18, 2011.

PDF brochure
Online Registration

(Blog Page w/more information)

“You are the Artist of Your Life” program inspired teens at Kennedy Place, Houston

"Bicycle Rider" by Jasmine, Kennedy Place Houston

This June and July, I had the pleasure of teaching my 6-week class “You are the Artist of Your Life: Exploring Life Direction Through Photography” to a group of teens age 10-17 from Kennedy Place, Houston, Texas.

The class is designed to expose teens to the art of photography, as well as introduce tools to look at their lives and futures. Each week this summer teens learned about the roots of photography and looked at a diversity of  other photographers’ work, shot how they felt and saw their world, and reflected, wrote, and began creating visions and dreams for their own lives.

The photograph above is one of the fine images that came from these creative young photographers, and is the first of images in a short slideshow which reflects the highlights of their work.

A framed collage of images also hangs in the Kennedy Place Community Center.

“You are the Artist of Your Life: Exploring Life Direction Through Photography – Teens” was sponsored by Houston Housing Resources, Inc. through a grant from the Simmons Foundation, and by contributions from Taos Mountain Radiology (Paul Johnson, MD) and Christina M. Gucwa, Attorney at Law.

Many thanks  for the opportunity to inspire and support these creative, passionate teens!

A special thanks to Amy Goldstein (HHR) who conceived of the “Black Frame Project” of which this program was a part.  The “Black Frame Project” invites and supports artists to teach in the communities, recognizing the potential of arts to inspire, uplift, and create positive change.

See a full description of “You are the Artist of Your Life:  Exploring Life Direction Through Photography” here.

See the slide show on Vimeo here.

Teen Photo Camp – Last Day to Register!

Last day to register for my TEEN PHOTO CAMP next week at Texas Institute of Photography!

Teens learn the joy of photography, as well as more about themselves, what they want out of life, and how to create it.

More information and registration here…

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