The Inner Path of Photography

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

Category: Photographs, Images, Film

“Begin Again”

Dramatic white and cream clouds rise in a dark blue sky, inspiring expansion and soulful feelings.



“Begin Again” is one of my favorite meditation phrases,
taken from the Buddhist practice.

It reminds us that each new year, each day, each moment
we are always free…

to recommit to what is most important to us
look to the future with positive anticipation
relax, allow for imperfection, and act again.

Breathe Deeply….

May you feel the grandeur of your Soul
now…and now…and now.

Begin Again.

Image: “The Grandeur of Your Soul”
© Heidi Straube 2019

Featured Photo Collections:
(my new website)

Clouds, Beaches, Sea
New Mexico Collection 
Cape Cod Winte

Photography Mentoring and Life Coaching

Photo Poems

About Heidi

“I wish…The gift card”

Winter tree at night, with the moon, jupiter and mars shining down.

I wish for

“Inspiration
Beauty
Food for my Soul”

she said

“It is possible…”

Spirit whispered  

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Feel the Love (gift cards here)

Feed your Soul (my new website)

Image: “Moon, Jupiter, Mars – Taos, NM”
© Heidi Straube 2018

“Creating Photographs from Within”  An Artist’s Talk

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“What is it about photography that seduces us,
engaging the deepest parts of our being?

There is an inner process, mysterious, quietly felt, rarely discussed…
that feeds our souls, uplifts our lives, and inspires us to create
​​​​​​​images of transformation and beauty.”

 

Please join me

Thursday, April 5, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

for my talk

“Creating Photographs from Within”

Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, Massachusetts

 

“Heidi Straube, M.Ed, LPC, of Inner Path Photography will share her process, images, and deepest sources of inspiration in an ongoing love affair with photography…and  life.” 

This is the third of a five-part series, “How Creators Create” hosted by the Eastham Public Library, Thursdays from March 22 – April 19, 2018. Sponsored by The Friends of the Eastham Public Library.

Admission is free.

More information:
Eastham Public Library
www.easthamlibrary.org
508-240-5950

Heidi Straube
www.straubephoto.com
713-521-1676

Image: “Alive”
First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
© 2018 Heidi Straube

“Classes…Intro to Inner Path”

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“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling.

If you can’t feel what you’re looking at,
then you’re never going to get others
to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

                    – Don McCullin

 

My work in transformational counseling and the Inner Path of Photography is born from an ever-present desire to honor the spirit within. It gives me great pleasure to help others to discover what is deep inside; to honor, love, and nourish it, and then express one’s unique, amazing soul in photography and life.

When we love a photograph, either as an admirer or its creator, we allow ourselves to feel. Without words, without explanation, we can resonate with an essence that is too often missed in our day to day living. The jolt of recognition, the intrigue of a new awareness, an invitation to explore more, or purely a silent, sacred connection to our hearts: all call to us…and we are seduced. We find ourselves returning to shoot again and again, or to look once more and and be touched by an image that has been shared.

In this spirit of seduction, I’m pleased to share with you two photography classes I’ll be teaching this month at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

If you’re in the area, I invite you to explore with me. For those currently living in other worlds, I look forward to meeting with you another time.

May you rise each day and look in wonder, and feel the mysteries and joys of life.

Welcome to My World: Self Expression Through Photography For Teenagers

Introduction to the Inner Path of Photography

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If you’re a teenager, “Welcome to My World” is an opportunity for you to honor your passion for photography, and see how it can be used to communicate what’s most important to you and about you. We’ll explore areas that will help in your expression such as:

* how to shoot what you feel and create stronger images;
* what can be learned from the photographs of other artists;
* how to present your work so it says what you truly want to “say”
* images and writing: an expanded expression
* interviewing others and shooting portraits

You’ll guide your own process through this class, making your own decision about what and how you create. By the end of class, you’ll have created a “short story” of photographs that celebrate you and your world. You are the photographer. This is YOUR world!

For more information and registration, click here. 
The four day class (during winter break) runs Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

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For adults, the unique “Introduction to the Inner Path of Photography” will take you on an exploration of your own personal experience of creating and photographing.

What is it about photography that seduces us, engaging the deepest parts of our being? There is an inner process….deeply felt, rarely discussed…that deepens our lives, feeds our souls, and sends us out to shoot again and again. Through sharing photographs, discovering why we are drawn to the art, learning about resonance, contemplative practices, and the work of others such as Minor White and Mark Rothko, we’ll learn to enjoy the mystery of shooting and create photographs and lives that reflect who we are.

For more information and registration, click here.
The three-session class meets weekly starting Thursday, February 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Image: “Thanksgiving”
Boat Meadow Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
© Heidi Straube 2018

 

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