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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“Creating Photographs from Within”  An Artist’s Talk

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“What is it about photography that seduces us,
engaging the deepest parts of our being?

There is an inner process, mysterious, quietly felt, rarely discussed…
that feeds our souls, uplifts our lives, and inspires us to create
​​​​​​​images of transformation and beauty.”

 

Please join me

Thursday, April 5, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

for my talk

“Creating Photographs from Within”

Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, Massachusetts

 

“Heidi Straube, M.Ed, LPC, of Inner Path Photography will share her process, images, and deepest sources of inspiration in an ongoing love affair with photography…and  life.” 

This is the third of a five-part series, “How Creators Create” hosted by the Eastham Public Library, Thursdays from March 22 – April 19, 2018. Sponsored by The Friends of the Eastham Public Library.

Admission is free.

More information:
Eastham Public Library
www.easthamlibrary.org
508-240-5950

Heidi Straube
www.straubephoto.com
713-521-1676

Image: “Alive”
First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
© 2018 Heidi Straube

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

 

Life as Science Fiction…

Truro, Massachusetts, September 11, 2010

Sometimes life can seem like a science fiction movie – strange and unfamiliar.

This image was shot during a Joel Meyerowitz weekend workshop, where we were pushed to stretch and work outside of our comfort zones. The location was surreal – an abandoned military base, with all kinds of empty and unusual looking structures.

Given a quick 15 minutes to shoot as the sun went down, this was the last image I grabbed as we were called into class.

I’m surprised to like it.  And I like the fact that I’m surprised, as I look and ask “Who is that person who made this image?” It’s so unlike images I have made before.

Photography gives us an opportunity to be in other worlds – visually, mentally, emotionally. We willingly place ourselves there, and although it can sometimes be uncomfortable, we enjoy the play and challenge of living in the unfamiliar and expressing our experience.

May we learn to do the same thing in life. Sometimes the world is romance; sometimes science fiction. If we find ourselves in the science fiction movie, perhaps we can appreciate its weirdness, its unknown possibilities, and make it a good one.

In the same way that we approach the changing world as creative photographers with curiosity, openness and willingness to be uncomfortable, may we be willing to maintain those qualities in the science fiction times of our lives.

Even when situations and circumstances are not totally in our control, we are still the movie makers.

We work with the tools we are given. We remember love, spirituality, creativity, and other qualities important to us that are the essence and beauty of life.

Romance or science fiction, it’s still our movie.


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