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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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

 

“No Lesson”

Blue beach house, Galveston, TX, February 2011

“Now let silence speak.
As that begins, we will start out.”

– Rumi


I really like this image.

Every time I look at it my spirit just stops. And relaxes.

And feels deep pleasure in knowing that there are some moments in time that things are just beautiful, and that is all and everything.

I can’t express the way it felt to come upon this house and see the exact match of house and sky in color. Who could have known the tonality of stormy skies, and found a way to match it on wood? What timing of the universe had me walking by at that moment, as the light made this collaboration possible?

Both God and the architect are masters.

(And the jeweler who placed the necklace of trash cans is also to be commended.)

I sat with this photograph, and thought and thought about what article or lesson I could write for my weekly “Life Reflections.” And kept coming up with nothing.

Because I just like looking at it…feeling the quiet joy of of making the image, the perfect day I had…and that is enough.

This is the inner path of photography.

No lesson needed.

A New Year’s Wish & Song…

“Family Dancing” c. 2008, Heidi Straube


May you dance gracefully

on the tips of the waves
in the flow of the current
the sea of life


As we dive into the unknown of 2011

I wish you


love
nurturing
the bliss of joy
the strength for challenges

memory of you

 

deepest

 

Kabir’s Song


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: hs@heidistraube.com or heidi@straubephoto.com.
Warm wishes,
Heidi
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