What if

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  • You had an entire weekend to yourself—from Friday evening until Sunday morning?
  • You could focus on nothing but your photography?
  • You could wander around with that camera and look for and find the “extraordinary” in the world around you?
  • You could put aside all judgment and expectations and receive and make the photographic images YOU want to make?
  • You could allow yourself to see what is and not what should be?
  • You could connect with other women photographers for a weekend of sharing and learning and making “art?
  • Would you allow yourself to see with the eyes of your heart?
  • Would you allow yourself
          • To See?
          • To Feel?
          • To Think?
          • To Isolate?
          • To Organize?
          • To Experiment?
          • To Wonder (and Wander)?
          • To Question?
          • To Embrace?

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For a couple of years, I have been reading and studying and practicing “contemplative photography.” Contemplative photography is not a technique or a “system.” It’s a practice; it’s a way of seeing.It’s not a “style” exactly, either, although there are some tell-tale signs that a photographer may or may not practice contemplative photography.

If you are a photographer and you want to spend a weekend in a beautiful setting with like-minded photographers, you may be interested in the Contemplative Photography Retreat. It is still in the planning stages, but it’s coming. It’s been in a five-year gestational period, but it is about to be born.

As the cliché goes, more details to come later in the news.untitled-18

I love conversation, the close, intimate kind amongst friends. Won't you join me? I look forward to a good coze.

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