The Inner Path of Photography

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

Tag: creativity

“Impermanence Through Graffiti”

Carnival © 2013 Miteff Enterprises, Nik 707

 

“Turning a Subway Car Into a Gallery, Until the Last Stop” – NY Times – 3/1/2015

Love how this artist demonstrates impermanence, creativity, and passion all in one train ride.

And you can experience it all by just going to New York City and riding the subway…Although which line will Nic 707 and his collaborators choose today?

The artist dropped his art practice, and then returned over 20 years later – an interesting story of how he circled back  to his original inspiration.

There are many ways to find your Path.

 

Image from InstaFame Phantom Art
Artist: Nic 707, © 2013 Miteff Enterprises

Class March 26 – Inner Path of Photography – Saturday Seminar #2

“Are we to forget the sublime,
because it has morphed into some sort of cliché?

It still exists.

(Brice Marden)

 

The Inner Path of Photography – Saturday Seminar #2
“Shooting from the Inner Path”
“Inner blocks/Outer distractions”

Welcome to Seminar #2 of the “Inner Path of Photography – Saturday Seminar” series!
This month, we’ll spend the morning working with Inner Path Photography techniques.
Then we’ll use Inner Path techniques in the  afternoon to explore the special topic,
“Inner Blocks/Outer Distractions – What is Keeping You Back?”

This class is for those who want to explore more deeply the intuitive, mystical part of their photography practice, and by shooting from inner awareness, create a personal vision and expression unique to them.

(Complete description below)

Morning: “Shooting from the Inner Path”
(9:30 am – 12:30 pm)

* What is the Inner Path of Photography? Concepts and practice
* Creating/defining your personal vision from your unique Inner Path
* Aligning your shooting and resulting images with your personal vision
* Photo reviews, from Inner Path perspectives
(You will bring some photos, you’ll also shoot as part of class)

Afternoon:  “Inner Blocks/Outer Distractions”
(1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

* What is keeping you from moving forward in your photography?
* Common blocks and distractions
* Understanding the creative process
* Applying Inner Path techniques

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Houston, Texas (Montrose area)
Part One: Shooting from the Inner Path: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm   $40.00
Part Two: Inner Blocks/Outer Distractions: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  $40.00
Full Session: Morning + Special Topics: $75.00

NOTE: All of my Inner Path of Photography classes are customized to the participants of that day.
If you have attended a seminar before, your learning will be deepened and expanded and will advance the work you have done since then.

CONTACT ME AT HEIDI@STRAUBEPHOTO.COM OR 713.521.1676 TO REGISTER.

Description: “The Inner Path of Photography Seminar Series”

What is the inner experience of photography? Deep, spiritual, rarely discussed…it is what seduces us and send us out to shoot again and again. We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

This seminar series is for those want to go deeper into themselves and their photographic process, and reconnecting with the intuitive, mystical elements of photography, create images that truly resonate and reflect the personal vision.

Drawing on the tradition of the photographer Minor White, and using techniques and philosophies from Zen, psychology, and other contemplative and healing practices, we’ll come to understand more fully this silent experience, apply it to our art, and enhance the quality of both our photography and life.

Attention, resonance, formlessness, the “still point”…choices, perfectionism, the “click,”…openness to experience, making art vs. being in the flow, embracing the creative process: these are some of the tools that we’ll explore as you build your inner photography practice and improve your outer resulting images.

As you more deeply understand and work with your inner artistic process, you’ll also see how life parallels art, and through this increased awareness,  learn how to more easily dance with  your own life challenges and decisions.

Class includes lecture, exposure to diverse photographic expressions & philosophy, meditative and other experiential, outside applications, shooting and sharing of photographs, muse inspiration & personal coaching.

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“Fog Walk”
copyright 2011 Heidi Straube

See previous article: “Life Reflections from Photography: ‘No Lesson'”
See more images: Heidi Straube – Inner Path Photography
Classes, Reflections, Inspiration: Inner Path Photography Blog

Heidi Straube, M.Ed., LPC
“Honoring Inner. Creating Outer”
You are the Artist of Your Life.
P.O. Box 981045,  Houston, TX 77098
713.521.1676

 

What does it mean to be a creator, to be a maker in the true sense?

“What does it mean to be a creator, to be a maker in the true sense?

First it means to align oneself: to hold oneself steady in the wind of life, and see where others merely notice or running, pass too fast to even notice.

Next it means to wake up. To be awake means to taste the flavor of things all the way to the pulsebeat and on into the heart of things…then further. “

– Haven O’More

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 heidi@straubephoto.com 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.

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