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The Adventures in Seeing book is here.

45 photographic “calls to adventure” to help you see in new ways.

Learn what your photographs have to say about you through simple and revealing writing exercises. You’ll discover clues to your particular photographic voice.

This workshop, co-facilitated with Sally Drew, is offered in three four-week sessions, Intro to Visual Journaling, Exploring Meaning and Heart, and Emerging Vision and Voice. The first session begins February 27, 2017. Sign up for one, two, or all three. A truly transformative group experience.

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Lessons from the Saguaro

As I spend time in the desert Southwest, a climate and terrain very different from where I live, I find myself drawn to the Saguaro (Sah-wah-ro) cactus, the symbol of this landscape. You will only find these plants in Southern Arizona and Baja, Mexico. A symbol is...

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Wisdom from the Desert

Currently, I am away on vacation in the American Southwest. One of the things I was most looking forward to on this trip was spending time in the desert. We visited Death Valley National Park last week. This week, I hope to visit Joshua Tree National Park and later...

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We Are the Earth – Remembering Thomas Berry

"I speak of the earth as subject, not as object. I am concerned with the maternal principle out of which we were born and whence we derive all that we are and all that we have. In our totality we are born of the earth. We are earthlings. The earth is our origin, our...

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Magical Seeing – Guest Post with Sally Drew

Sally Drew is the co-facilitator for the visual journaling workshop, Once Upon a Time: Your Photographs have Stories to Tell. I first met her online when she posted her original Magical Seeing exercise on a different blog. I was fascinated by her...

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What Sherlock Holmes can Teach us about Photography

Last year, I wrote about the art of close observation, inspired by Amy Herman's book, Visual Intelligence: Sharpen your Perspective, Change your Life. Sharpening and changing your perspective, or the lens through which you see, is a good practice in photography and...

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The Power of Patterns

A pattern is defined as something that occurs three or more times, imposing a sense of order and rhythm. Patterns are strongly embedded in nature, in our lives, and in our photographs. We crave them. In her book, Sight and Sensibility, Laura Sewall says that "patterns...

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