The Inner Path of Photography

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

Tag: Heidi Straube

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.


Image: “Deep Love”
© Heidi Straube 2018

“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.

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

Free Webinar, Lightroom 3, March 3

FYI…Just got an email about this…I’ve taken some of their webinars before and they have lots of good information.

Sponsored by X-rite Photo (information here)


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