The Inner Path of Photography

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

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Heidi in Houston – January 2011

“Kitesurfer” c. 2009, Heidi Straube

Hi, just a short note to tell you that I’ll be in Houston
for the month of January…
Teaching, portrait photographing,
counseling, being your favorite muse 🙂
Classes listed below…mark your calendar…
In-person sessions…call or email now for appointments
More details after the New Year

Best Wishes for the New Year to You…

Heidi in Houston, January 2011, Providing:

Find the courage and tangible tools to make the changes you need in career, work, relationships, life direction…

Learn to shoot from your inner, meditative, knowing/feeling spacereceive personal coaching for having your photographs reflect what you truly want them to…remove blocks, and enjoy inspiration and support for your work…

In the tradition of Minor White, photographer, and blending the best of photography, meditation, and psychology, return to the magical, mystical joy that drew you to photography in the first place.

Saturday, January 15
9:30 – 12:30 PM    Part 1,  Intro/Basics
1:30 – 4:30 PM      Part 2,  Deepen Your Experience
Call or email to get on registration list. More details next week…
Take Part 1 only or both parts
Let me capture the spirit of your loved ones…
Call 1.713.521.1676 or
email me: or
Warm wishes,

Special Extended: Photography Muse/Mentor Sessions

I love working with the creative spirit and helping others to identify what they want to express, and best ways to do so.

I’ve been enjoying my one-on-one muse/mentor sessions so much this week and seeing the uplifting effect that they have on my clients…so I want to encourage those of you who’ve thought about it, but hesitated, to come…

I’m extending the special through Tuesday, September 7th.

Click here for More info (or see post on August 16 on this blog)

Don’t forget that this can be through phone, email, or Skype, as well as in person.

Any questions? Email or call me, 1.713.521.1676.

I’m looking forward to seeing your work, and talking about your challenges, inspiration, and expression in the world.

Special of the Week: Muse/Mentor Inner Path Photography Sessions

Here’s a “taste teaser.” I want you to experience how having a personal muse can really move your creative work along, and make you happier and more fulfilled in your art and life.

So I’ve come up with an introductory special:

MUSE/MENTOR Inner Path Photography Sessions

$25.00 for 25 minutes
One week only, August 23 – August 30, 2010
Contact or 1.713.521.1676 to schedule.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have your own personal muse? If you’ve been yearning to express yourself more fully, I encourage you to try this. We’ll have fun and you’ll leave inspired and already creating at a whole new level. Treat yourself!  (Or give a session to a friend…)

Here’s how it works:

Send me up to 10 of your images. Pick 10 favorites OR 5 that you like and 5 that you’re unhappy with. We’ll talk about what you’re trying to express through your photos, and why it’s working or not working. During your session with me, your personal muse and mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to:

1)        Discover at a deeper level why you’re drawn to photography
2)        Clarify what you personally want to share through your work
3)        Receive specific feedback on how your images impact me, the viewer
4)        Learn techniques, both inner and technical, for how to improve your images so they’re more in alignment with your intention as an artist
5)        Become re-inspired if you’ve been feeling discouraged or stuck in your creativity (or have a camera that just never seems to make it off the shelf).
6)        Enjoy even more greatly the experience of magic and joy that results when you’re photographing and are able to create your unique expression of life.

(Of course we can’t do all of this in depth in 25 minutes, so you choose what’s most important for you!)

Sessions are fluid and customized to your need. Feel free to bring:

* The questions/challenges that you experience while shooting,
* Thoughts about what gives you joy or disappointment when reviewing your images;
* Blocks, issues, and areas of interest that come up for you as an overall part of your curiosity and exploration of being a photographer.

The Format:

Sessions will be held through Skype, phone, or e-mail exchange.
$25.00 for 25 minutes
In person sessions $35.00/25 minutes (I’ll be in Houston that week, working out of a Montrose cafe).
*If you prefer more than 25 minutes, additional time can be scheduled at the same rate, in 10 minute increments.*

A limited number of spaces will be held for this special.
This special price is only good for the week starting Monday, August 23, ending Monday, August 30.

Please schedule early in order to reserve a date and time. Day and evening times are available, although evenings book quickly, so plan accordingly. I will make my schedule accommodate those of you who are out of the United States; International clients encouraged!

Contact or 1.713.521.1676 to schedule.

NOTE: These personal muse sessions are for both “amateurs” and “professionals.” I’ve found that sometimes people hesitate to call themselves a “photographer,” thinking there is some elevated criteria that must be met in order to hold that definition.

I’m interested in helping people to express their inner essence, to be creative, to share how they see the world with others, and to live in the world in alignment with their essence. I want you to see how having a creative coach can really move your work along, and make you happier and more fulfilled in your art/life.

So call yourself whatever you want…and lighten up and let yourself be free. I’m looking forward to seeing your images and assisting you in the Inner Path of Photography, “Honoring Inner. Creating Outer.”

Inner Path of Photography classes are here!

Hi, I’ve finally put together the schedule for the latest Inner Path classes for the months of June and July, 2010!

I invite you to Houston, Texas to join me in:

1.     “The Inner Path of Photography”
Bring the magic back to your shooting, and learn something about yourself in the process.
There’s a Saturday class, an evening 3 night class, and even a 3-session morning class!

2.     “Photo Project Coaching – Group”
Do you have a photography project or goal that you keep on intending to reach, but you’re having trouble moving it along? Over three meetings with a group of kindred spirits, I’ll help you start or move your project along. 3 evening sessions, with an option to continue.

3.     “I’m Finally Doing Something With These Pictures!”
How long have you been intending to organize your photos into something tangible, instead of having them hanging in your computer folders, or on a photo website? It will be a fun Saturday afternoon…

4.     “Personal Muse and Project Coach”
Let me meet with you and help inspire you in your creative project. I have special expertise in the art of being a muse! and can lift whatever it is that’s keeping you stuck and send you on your way…I’m also available for project feedback and help in how to sequence, edit, choose your direction. (Will share muse secrets…)

Interested? I hope so! Would love to see you here.

Click here for more detailed description, dates, and registration information…

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