Saturday 26th March 2022 2pm-8pm
8 people maximum.
What is mindful photography?
We whizz at high speed through our busy lives, rarely stopping to appreciate simple little moments. The stress and anxiety of modern life builds up and can result in feelings of overwhelm and even lead to mental health issues.
Mindful activities are well recognised as ways to counteract stress and anxiety and mindful photography is a perfect example.
This workshop starts with a calming meditation putting you in the perfect state of mind to slow down and clear your head of everyday concerns. I will show you how to see in a different way, to notice small things, fleeting moments that can create beautiful and poignant images.
I will cover some camera and phone settings to give you the skills and confidence you need, although this isn't an in depth 'how to' photography course. In fact, I would encourage beginners to use your smartphone. I'll also show you some core composition rules and how to see an image before you take it. And also how to do simple edits using freely available software.
There will be lots of opportunity to take photographs outdoors in the picturesque setting of The Farm Club at Pickmere Lake.
As daylight fades we will have a restorative and gentle hour long yoga practise in the candle lit barn (don't worry, it's lovely and warm in there).
And to end there will be a nourishing vegetarian banquet and chance to socialise, chat and wind down.
The Farm Club is a gem of a location overlooking the stunning Pickmere Lake. We will meet in the Cafe in the barn and then our classroom session will be in a natural light filled studio . There is access to the lake where you can practise your newly acquired skills.
Included in the price:
- A meditation and a yoga session.
- The mindful photography tuition and guidance.
- A nourishing vegetarian banquet and light refreshments*.
*First tea or coffee is complimentary. Further drinks can be purchased from the cafe.
Hi, I'm Jane and I'm a professional photographer and tutor. I've liked photography since I was a teenager but now I absolutely love it! It's such a wonderful skill to be able to create photographs that tell a story, really connect with people and often become a precious memory.
One of my favourite quote is from David Alan Harvey, "Don't shoot what it feels like, shoot what it feels like." And that's what I will show you how to do in this workshop.
Your yoga instructor
Hi I'm Kit. I am a huge believer that movement is medicine and that yoga has a space for everyone, any age, any ability. I am qualified in both Sports Therapy and Vinyasa Yoga with a passion to combine the two in order to improve individuals over all health and wellbeing, to express that not one size fits all and that we are all unique in our own way. Forever learning, forever being inspired. I am forever excited and grateful for this journey that we are on and cannot wait to share everything we learn and discover with those who we meet.