Want to learn how to add soul to your photography? Subscribe to this “turning the page” feature to learn tips, techniques and receive inspiration in adding soul to your own photography, whether with a simple smart phone or an advanced DSLR. You will receive guidance and training each month and inspiration (a weekly “dose of wonder”) in adding soul to your own photography, directly from me. Here’s what to expect in regular emails and video tutorials sent to you as a subscriber:
- A monthly deep dive. This will include reflections of a contemplative nature (some theological stuff too) where you’ll be helped to integrate what you see with your eye to what you feel in your soul. Some call this “visio divina” which is not unlike “lectio divina”, or the practice of reading sacred texts slowly, contemplatively. Only this will be done with photography instead. This is an area where I’ve developed a regular discipline of utilizing photography as I practice the traditional spiritual disciplines of solitude, silence, contemplation, lament, prayer, retreat, and several other practices.
- A monthly “how-to” section on adding soul to your photography. This will be more artistic in nature, looking at things like composition, the use of light, perspective, depth of field, slow shutter speeds, etc. to enhance your experience of photography with suggestive parallels or segues I’ve found in the spiritual life. It’s all connected for me.
- Receive a weekly “dose of wonder” photo plus a thought provoking or heart expanding quote featuring material from my published calendars over the last 9 years.
- Occasional feature stories and reflection on the larger work of visual peacemaking. This will come from my work in interfaith bridge building and peacemaking over the last 17 years.
Cost: Suggested but completely voluntary $14.95. How this works: Indicate your interest by adding your name and email in the form below, click checkout but stop short of putting your payment information in the form. If you want to actually give some $ (I’m serious, this is completely voluntary), then proceed to checkout. If not just stop and it’ll capture your email so I can send you materials through the year. My promise is to add value to your journey, not flood your inbox with junk. I will put you on list to receive regular emails on the topic. If you’re not sure this is for you just try it out for a month, then unsubscribe. This is my form of emotional and spiritual self-care and I want to share it with others.You can unsubscribe however at any time.
Here’s a pitch on my credentials and why I think I can help you in this journey? I’ve been on this photographic journey since I was a teenager, studied and practiced spirituality with Catholics and Protestants; with the Jesuits, Benedictines, the Selah contemplative community and Dallas Willard. I’ve done silent retreats in Mexico as well as New Mexico, in Spanish and in English. I’ve journeyed with a Spiritual Director and studied spirituality in graduate school as well as the school of hard knocks. I’m also a visual peacemaker, using photography to help us understand our “other,” often disparate communities. I’ve co-produced two films on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict telling the story of peacemakers in conflict, and I use photography to tell stories across other cultural divides, principally the Christian-Muslim divide. I help to remove labels and build bridges of understanding where walls normally exist. My work has been published in the National Geographic, Christianity Today and several other publications.