The Inner Path of Photography

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

Tag: Events – Houston

“Safe Haven” Awarded – See Winners – Last Day July 29, Archway Gallery, Houston, TX

I’m pleased to announce…

My photo piece, “Safe Haven” was awarded an “Honorable Mention”
in the Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition at Archway Gallery, Houston.

Click here to see the slide show of winners
and information about artists, entries, curator comments.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29 is the last day of the show!
Gallery hours 10 AM – 6 PM, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston TX 77006

“Safe Haven,” beautifully matted and framed, is also for sale.
Please call the gallery at 713-522-2409.
25% of proceeds benefit Young Audiences of Houston!

“Safe Haven” – the photo poem – found here

Heidi Archway Safe Haven IMG_6277

I provide transformational experiences for those who desire
to joyfully live and create their inner truth in the outer world.

Through photography, contemplative practices, and inner path coaching,
I partner with you to feel, express, and live your unique experience of the Sacred.

Enjoy your photography…improve your images…claim your life.​

July Classes + Santa Fe Retreat

“There is only you and your camera.
The limitations in your photography are in yourself,
for what we see is what we are.”

– Ernst Haas

Hello, everyone,
I hope you’re enjoying your summer and had a liberating July 4th!
July finds me in Houston offering a photo class for teens and Inner Path classes, both daytime and evening, for adults. Come and enjoy the exploration and fun of creating your art as well as your life…
I’m also creating a retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the fall. Click here for a preliminary description and to download a PDF (more details soon) and send me a note if you’d like more information.

“You are the Artist of Your Life: Exploring Life Direction Through Photography – For Teens”
5 days straight of adventure, 1:00 -3:00 PM, creating photography and life desires

Did you ever think of your life as a work of art, with you as the artist painting the picture? Did you know that you can learn photography, and at the same time discover and start creating the life you want?…more..
3 Wednesdays starting July 13, with your choice:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM or
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The art of photography is more than knowing what f-stop to use, how to capture the light, and how to make changes on your computer to make the “perfect” picture. The essence of a great photograph, one that truly rocks your soul, is much deeper than that. It comes from within the photographer, from the heart and soul. This class is for those who want to improve their photographs and their lives by understanding and improving their “inner” skills. more…

Personal Guide/Mentor/Muse
Deepen your experience of photography, express your personal vision.

During your session with me, your personal muse and mentor, drawing from the Inner Path of Photography perspectives, you’ll have the opportunity to:

*  Discover at a deeper level why you’re drawn to photography and the purpose of photography in your life
*  Clarify what you personally want to share through your work
*  Receive specific feedback on how your images impact and move the viewer…more…

I’m looking forward to seeing you!
Heidi Straube, M.Ed.,LPC, is a photographer and transformational life counselor. Integrating her experience of twenty years in meditative practices, including Zen and yogic traditions, with twenty years as a career/life direction counselor and contemplative psychotherapist, she has helped people to make life changes and transitions by honoring the deeper, spiritual self.
She applies these same principles in her work as a professional photographer and teacher as she honors the spirit within through visual expression.
Heidi has exhibited in the international photography expositions, Recontres International de la Photographie 2001, Aix-en-Provence, France; Houston FotoFest 2000, the Dominican Republic, and Houston Women’s Institute, and the Houston Public Libraries.
She specializes in fine art, natural light portraiture (with special expertise in black & white), as well as contemplative approaches to seascapes.
Heidi is the author of the photo book “I Dream of Galveston,” her images capturing the peacefulness, fragile beauty, and silent gracefulness of the sea, children, and adults at Galveston, Texas beaches. Her unique work as a photographer/psychotherapist has been featured in the Houston Chronicle.

“Photo of the Day”

I’ve been meaning to add the “Photo a Day” piece to my website…but kept putting it off because I didn’t know if I could really keep up with posting one a day. But it’s there now!

You know, I’m great at  shooting lots of images in a day, but when it comes to downloading, categorizing, editing, and making sure they’re something that you want the whole world to see…it’s time consuming and also pushes my “perfectionist” edge.

So I decided to have more fun rather than feed Ms. Perfectionist, so you may need to just bear with me if  you don’t see an image every single day. Of course, what I do post will be perfect…uh hmm.

Enjoy what comes…I know I will!

In the meantime, feel free to check my website periodically (see “Photo of the Day”…or did you already figure that out?) or if you really want to be pampered, sign up on this blog for an email whenever I post something. Go ahead, be decadent!

P.S. The “photo of the day” today is of Robynn Sanders, Houston artist and art car master and muralist and….well, go to her fabulous website and see all that she can do! She just finished a Mini-Cooper art car…hey, go to this website and vote for her too! Hers is the first car, with the robots.

And there’s a parade in the Heights tomorrow…and White Linen Nights Saturday night…

I know, I bring you so many exciting things…

Photo Performance Work tonight – July 1, Houston

I heard Ashley Hunt, the photographer, interviewed on KUHF radio yesterday and I can’t wait to see his show, “Notes on the Emptying of a City.”

Ashley went to New Orleans with a service group from California after Hurricane Katrina; he was on the team to document the aftereffects of the storm. Instead of doing the usual gallery show, he has put together a performance piece that integrates images, interviews, and perspectives about the experience.

In the radio interview, he sounded thoughtful, insightful, and clear about his work and how/why he was doing it…an aware artist with purpose.

See photographer Ashley Hunt’s website for more info about him

And click here for more information about the project and the event tonight.
Tonight, Eldorado Ballroom, 7:00 PM (2310 Elgin  Street)…sponsored by Project Row Houses, Houston.

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