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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Photo Camp! Ages 8-17, June 4-7, Houston, TX

“It’s marvellous, marvellous! Nothing will ever be as much fun.
I’m going to photograph everything, everything! – ”

– Jacques-Henri Lartigue
after taking his first photo at age 7


"Explorations," Great Dunes National Park, Colorado

“Explorations,”  © 2012 Heidi Straube

Summer Inner Path Photo Classes are beginning!

Photo camps, one-day workshops, and beach photo walks for children, teens and adults are being scheduled now –

E-mail me  to be notified as the calendar evolves, or subscribe to this blog (see upper right corner) for announcements and updates.

Starting  June 4:

“Photo Camp for Ages 8-17″: Session 1
June 4-7, 2012, Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Houston, Texas

 Learn the “inner art” of photography – how to express your unique vision and feelings – plus techniques to know your camera and take great photos.

 Examples of topics:

  • Why do you like photography?
  • Learning about photographers from  many years – and you’re one too!
  • Becoming friends with your camera
  • Stillness & resonance – shooting from the quiet space within
  • Making pictures that only you can imagine
  • Experimenting and playing with the many kinds of photography – nature, architecture, fashion, travel, portraits, more…
  • A photography scavenger hunt
  • Putting your photos on the web and printing them for your own show

Click here for more description, fees, registration…

“Photo Camp for Ages 8-17”: Session 2
July 30-August 2, 2012 – register now

“You are the Artist of Your Life” program inspired teens at Kennedy Place, Houston

"Bicycle Rider" by Jasmine, Kennedy Place Houston

This June and July, I had the pleasure of teaching my 6-week class “You are the Artist of Your Life: Exploring Life Direction Through Photography” to a group of teens age 10-17 from Kennedy Place, Houston, Texas.

The class is designed to expose teens to the art of photography, as well as introduce tools to look at their lives and futures. Each week this summer teens learned about the roots of photography and looked at a diversity of  other photographers’ work, shot how they felt and saw their world, and reflected, wrote, and began creating visions and dreams for their own lives.

The photograph above is one of the fine images that came from these creative young photographers, and is the first of images in a short slideshow which reflects the highlights of their work.

A framed collage of images also hangs in the Kennedy Place Community Center.

“You are the Artist of Your Life: Exploring Life Direction Through Photography – Teens” was sponsored by Houston Housing Resources, Inc. through a grant from the Simmons Foundation, and by contributions from Taos Mountain Radiology (Paul Johnson, MD) and Christina M. Gucwa, Attorney at Law.

Many thanks  for the opportunity to inspire and support these creative, passionate teens!

A special thanks to Amy Goldstein (HHR) who conceived of the “Black Frame Project” of which this program was a part.  The “Black Frame Project” invites and supports artists to teach in the communities, recognizing the potential of arts to inspire, uplift, and create positive change.

See a full description of “You are the Artist of Your Life:  Exploring Life Direction Through Photography” here.

See the slide show on Vimeo here.

Houston/Galveston, TX: Summer Home Base for Heidi!

Leaving Taos for Houston this Sunday (May 9)…Houston/Galveston, TX will be my home base for the summer!

Teaching photo classes, photo project coaching & mentoring, transformational life counseling, retreats…look for schedule soon!

International and other US locations: Classes and retreats being scheduled now for late summer, fall, and winter…

Send in requests for your home base or where you want me to teach/coach so you can be inspired, uplifted, and create your most expressive art and the art of your life…

Remember to check my photography website and transformational life counseling website for more…

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