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


A lone egret steps carefully at sunset, the pink glow and clouds reflected in the still water.

An Evening Meditation
(Master Egret inspires)

Slowly, carefully lift the foot… Hold…

now place it…gently, deliberately…

back into the water.




No rush today. May you hold the inner silence. 

Image: “Evening Silence”
© Heidi Straube 2019, “My Studio…Today”

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A Note from Heidi:

July 2019 finds me in St. Petersburg, Florida, discovering new mysteries of the sea and sky, finding ever more companions in creating and exploring the world.  With each move, I experience a combination of the familiar plus the feeling of a foreign country – always new beginnings as well as deepening what has come before.  I look forward to sharing with you more about the inner journey, as well as the images that inspire me. 

“My life is a study in living with impermanence –
each day brings its own subtle or dramatic changes.

The world is my studio.”

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A window looks out on the marsh, blue water of the high tide, winter grasses, a billowing curtain, sun shining through

When I count my blessings

I count you twice.

(Happy St. Patricks Day.)

Image: “Window to the Soul – High Tide”

A Note from Heidi:

The picture above is a view from my winter home and studio on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It’s a short walk to First Encounter Beach, and at high tide, especially near times of the full moon, the sea comes in and covers the marsh. The view is constantly changing; sometimes it’s quite hard to concentrate on my work, as I look up and am once again in awe. The beautiful sky and clouds, the breeze rippling the water, and the happy paddling of the geese and ducks making their wonderful sounds – all bring me back to my soul.

Share the pleasure of changes with me…
More from the Collection, “Windows to the Soul” 

Experience a unique vision of beauty…
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I love my work! Class #4 – Inner Path of Photography

A golden Cape Cod sunset lights up the side of a beach cottage on the cliffs of First Encounter Beach, Massachusetts. The silhouette of a small, elegant tree sits beneath the pinked clouds.


Class #4 – “The Inner Path of Photography” – last Tuesday…
Students shared the images they made from their personal photo shoot after doing the “Shooting from Resonance” exercises from class.

Part of the homework challenge: Photographers were allowed to make only ten images – so shooting had to be thoughtful, deliberate,
truly in alignment with their feelings and intentions.

10 images were then edited down to 5 – attention to the very best. Slideshows were presented, with interesting discussions about the images,
the story, sequencing, inspiration.

Bonus: Now I want to go to the Galapagos Islands!
Plus: An unusual “tiny story” about having a home in the neighborhood
of a small-town private airport.
Have you ever parked your plane in your driveway?

Next week: “Go Wild!”

Photo above: © Heidi Straube 2019 – Image #2 of tiny story “Awe”
See more about the tiny stories here…

I love my work! Teaching, inspiring, and opening new doors to discovery.
“Honoring Inner. Creating Outer.” ❤️

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I love my work! Class #3

A winter sunset at First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod Massachusetts. Chunks of ice are scattered on the beach, with a row of snow where the tide withdrew; reflections of pink-edged clouds are seen in the water of the flats.

So wonderful…

I taught Class #3 of “The Inner Path of Photography” yesterday
at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Students shared their homework of creating a “tiny story” book
from five of their images, complete with title, intro page, end page.

Every piece was from the heart, unique, entertaining, educational,
(who knew these things about bees and honey?!) and a joy to experience.


Next week: Shooting from “Resonance.”

(Photo above is the first image from my “tiny story;” book title, “Awe.” )

I love my work! Teaching, inspiring, and opening new doors to discovery.
“Honoring Inner. Creating Outer.” ❤️

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