The Inner Path of Photography

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

Category: Photography and spirituality

Inner Path Photo Seminar at Cotuit Arts

Discover the inner experience of photography with me!

Registration is now open for my 6-week seminar 
“The Inner Path of Photography” 

at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, Massachusetts

January 8, 2019 – February 12, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

I invite you to join me in an exploration of the joy and mysteries of being a photographer; to deepen your connection to that knowing, special part of you that still believes in the wonder of the world; and to help you confidently create the images that express what you feel and truly want to “say.”

Drawing on the tradition of Minor White, techniques and philosophies from psychology, Zen, and other contemplative practices, exploring other artist insights on the creative process, and reflecting on our own images and reasons for being drawn to photography – we’ll connect with inner spirit, honor our awareness, feel, shoot, and create – photographs that reflect what we truly want to “say,” and lives of deeper connection.

For more details and to register, click here

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
It will be a pleasure to have you in class.

Heidi

Image: “Deep Love”
© Heidi Straube 2018

“Glory”

Wishing you love, beauty, 

and food for your Soul.

May you feel the peace of your being deep within…

and rest in Grace.

Image: “Glory”
El Prado, New Mexico
© Heidi Straube 2018


A note from Heidi:

Hello, Kindred Spirits,

Yes, it’s been a while…and so nice to be back and sharing with you again.

Some have been following me on Instagram and Facebook, but if you’ve been away too…welcome back! I’m glad you’re here.

This summer I was immersed in many beautiful places – living and working, exploring, creating, meeting new people, reconnecting with those I’ve loved for years. And enjoying the usual unexpected adventures, of course!

St. Petersburg, FL and Taos, NM were my main homes; Durham, NC, Houston, TX and New York, NY (with stops along the way, yes, I was driving!) added spice. 

And now, as I write this, I’m back for my fifth winter in beautiful Cape Cod (Eastham), Massachusetts. It’s nice to settle in…

Soon you’ll see my new website, with more inspiration, beauty and experiences for you…the culmination of thoughts and dreams from a summer on the road.

But today, I send you greetings from the heart. 

May you take some time to breathe, rest, enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

I’m holding the glory of love for you…May you receive it.

Heidi

I thank you

www.straubephoto.com

“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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