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Would you like to take part in my new online course pilot?

The pilot will lead to a sparkling new online course, full of great resources, personal videos and loads more. But before I go crazy creating all the videos and audios, I thought that I would run a live 4 week pilot course (via email and zoom) at a reduced price (The full course price will be £197)

This course will teach curious photographers how to see a photo opportunity, by developing a mindful approach to photography.

Are you curious?

Wondering what I’m talking about?

Read on…..

Have you ever asked yourself this question?

How can I create great, personal, engaging photos?

Have you been out with your camera, come back and looked at your photos and thought, I don’t like most of my photos?

How can I stop my mind from judging my photos as not good enough?

Do you hear that nagging voice, that’s no good, why didn’t you…. Is that a familiar thought? Would you like to quieten that insistent internal voice?

How can I learn how to take great photos, whilst developing my photography skills?

I have the answers! I didn’t discover the solution by accident, I have travelled the same road as you. I have thought that my photos weren’t good enough. I have got so wrapped up in all the technical learning that I have not been able to see a great photo opportunity.

But there is a way forward and it is all in the seeing; learning how you can understand the practice of seeing a photo, and develop your ability to be completely present whilst you are creating photos, so that great photo opportunities present themselves to you.

Seeing the Photo

At the end of this course you will have a clear understanding of how seeing is at the heart of creating great, personal, engaging photographs.

Seeing the Photo will teach you how to see a great photo opportunity by developing a mindful approach to your photography practice.

Seeing the Photo is a 4 week course, delivered through weekly, hour long, live Zoom Workshops with me and learning resources by email.

It will include:

  • Photo activities for you to complete each week
  • Personal feedback about your photos
  • Presentations that will enhance your understanding (see below for content outline)
  • Q&A opportunities every week and weekly feedback surveys that will enable you to comment on the bits you liked and what you would like more of, whilst I am delivering it!

Course Content (this is subject to change based upon your feedback during the course)

Week 1 – You will develop an understanding of the differences between how we see the world and how your camera does – including:

  • Seeing the World presentation – guidelines and similarities/differences between our view of the world and a camera’s.
  • Meditation – a short guided practice (downloadable audio).
  • Beginner’s Mind mindful attitude – what it is and how it relates to photography.
  • Photo Activity for the week (downloadable PDF). You will follow the activity and send your favourite photo to me for next week’s review and discussion.
  • Q&A at the end of the workshop to clear up any questions that you have.
  • Workshop Survey – post workshop, via email.

Week 2 – You will develop a deep understanding of a Seeing Practice and how it can help you to see a photo opportunity – including:

  • Photo review and discussion of your submitted photos.
  • The Four Stage Seeing Practice: covering the why, how and what of this foundation practice.
  • FAQ about the Four Stage Seeing Practice.
  • A guided meditation to use for the Four Stage Seeing Practice (downloadable audio).
  • Photo Activity for the week (downloadable PDF). You will follow the activity and send your favourite photo to me for next week’s review and discussion.
  • Q&A at the end of the workshop to clear up any questions that you have.
  • Workshop Survey – post workshop, via email.

Week 3 – You will develop an understanding of the barriers to seeing a photo and how the mindful attitude of non-striving can help – including:

  • Photo review and discussion of your submitted photos.
  • Barriers to seeing a photo – including a live activity.
  • Non-Striving mindful attitude – what it is and how it relates to photography.
  • Photo Activity for the week (downloadable PDF). You will follow the activity and send your favourite photo to me for next week’s review and discussion.
  • Q&A at the end of the workshop to clear up any questions that you have.
  • Workshop Survey – post workshop, via email.

Week 4 – Consolidate your course learning and share where you would like to go next – including:

  • Photo review and discussion of your submitted photos.
  • Review of what you have learnt on the course.
  • Introduction to the 5 creative habits, focusing on one that underpins Mindful Photography.
  • A farewell present! (downloadable)
  • Q&A at the end of the workshop to clear up any questions that you have.
  • Workshop Survey – post course, via email.

The Schedule

This 4 week course will be delivered in September 2020 via Zoom workshops and email. Each live workshop with me will last around one hour and be on a Tuesday at 18:30 (GMT+1). Post workshop you will receive the promised downloadable resources and a short survey that will enable you to shape the course’s direction.

Here are the times and dates:

Week 1 – 18:30 (GMT+1) Tuesday 8th September 2020

Week 2 – 18:30 (GMT+1) Tuesday 15th September 2020

Week 3 – 18:30 (GMT+1) Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Week 4 – 18:30 (GMT+1) Tuesday 29th September 2020