Mindfulness photography workshops in nature

In my nature photography workshops you use mindfulness, walking and photography to look again at the world around you. By focusing on looking and seeing, you learn to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary and experience the opposite of ‘snapping away’.  As well as improve your photography skills, the Look Again workshops help you slow down, reduce stress and improve your wellbeing.

The photography side of things is kept simple, low tech and fun. You can use any device you choose, from a mobile phone, tablet or a digital camera. The workshops are suitable for all abilities and levels of photography experience. Workshops can be arranged for specific groups e.g. children, people living with dementia or other additional needs, etc. If you would like me to run a workshop at a venue of your choice, please do get in touch!

Currently taking bookings for workshops at Westonbirt Arboretum, Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol and Slimbridge WWT - see below

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Westonbirt Arboretum

Discover a different approach to the art of photography in this half day workshop, held in the stunning grounds of Westonbirt Arboretum

27 Jan, 28 Apr, 14 Jul, 13 Oct 2018

Two sessions on each date: 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm. Places limited to 12.

Cost: £55 per 2 ½ hr session

Arnos Vale Cemetery

Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

Living and Dying Mindful Photography Workshop - part of the Living and Dying (and the rest) festival

Friday Feb 23 10-12.30

In this workshop you will slow down and use photography, mindfulness, and walking to look again at Arnos Vale. As well as improving your photography skills you will explore what living and dying looks like to you, and help you live your best life. Places are limited to 10.

Cost: £35 Please note this workshop is subsidised by the Arts Council

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Slimbridge WWT, Nr Stroud

Mindful Photography for Wellbeing: Slow Down and See Slimbridge with Fresh Eyes

Wed 25 April

9:30am - 12.30pm or 14:00- 17:00pm. Places are limited to 12

Cost: £45

If sold out please contact the Slimbridge Bookings Team on 01453 891223 or email events.slimbridge@wwt.org.uk and they will add you to their waiting list or advise on alternative dates and availability.

NEW: 6-week mindful photography courses in Stroud, Bristol and Cotswolds

Start March 2018

Venues, dates and times tBC

6 to 10 participants

Cost: £395 - More info and booking coming soon!

COMING SOON: mindful photography taster workshops in Bristol, Stroud, Cheltenham and Wiltshire

I am in the process of arranging WalkShops and courses in other locations, including the Museum in the Park in Stroud, the National Trust and Hawkwood College, and others... Please come back soon!

Mindful photography workshops of your choice

Please let me know if you would like me to run a mindful photography workshop at a venue and date to suit you. I am happy to facilitate one-to-one workshops as well as for groups of your choice. I can suggest a number of fantastic walks in beautiful places if you are stuck for ideas!

Testimonials

“It has shown me the photographic possibilities and mental health benefits of slowing down and looking carefully.”
— Mike Walsh
“I loved it - a great way to unwind, look at the everyday in a whole new way. The pedestrian becomes extraordinary.”
— Nicky Connors
“Seeing the photo has always been my difficulty and this Look Again workshop helped me.”
— David Calvert
“Fantastic. Different perspective. Opening of the Eyes.”
— Simon Hunter