Join Me for an Online Workshop or In-Person Retreat
I believe that the meaning of life is to see the all of it – the beauty and magic as well as the challenges. Through online workshops and in-person retreats, I offer practices that are inspiring, challenging, and supportive. Photography is the tool we use in our work together.
“With all of Kim’s classes, I find my ability to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and the ordinary in the extraordinary get sharper.”Jean-Pierre Plé
“If this is your first class with Kim, it probably won’t be your last. I’ve taken all of her courses, more than once. They’ve deepened my understanding of visual design through hands-on experience with a supportive group and Kim’s insightful guidance.”Mary Lynn Muir
Workshops Currently Open for Registration
The Adventures in Seeing Book is available now in both print and digital. There are 45 photographic exercises to help you pause, focus, and connect with life. Beginning January 1, 2017, you can do the exercises with others in a private Facebook community. Join in now. The only cost for entry is to buy the book. Learn about purchase options by clicking on the image.
Kim’s classes are therapeutic, allowing contemplation and creativity. I enjoy the camaraderie and sharing of pictures in the class flickr group and Kim’s links to supplemental articles. Kim has a remarkable way of keeping the class connected!Annie Davidsen
Short-Term and On-Demand Workshops
A 4-weeks workshop with a weekly focus and 2 emails per week. This will be offered again in October.
Louise wrote about her experience in my month-long workshops here.
A brand new workshop – 15 photographic prompts to get you thinking about impermanence in a whole new way. There is no group portion and the cost is just $15. Next session: TBD
In-Person Workshops in 2017
Join me in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 9-11, 2017. Let me show you my town and practice some adventures in seeing. I’d love to meet you. Learn more and register here.
Here are some testimonials from previous workshops.
Last weekend was amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to spend a super weekend on Star Island, and the encouragement to help me open MY eyes to our big world. Sharing this experience with a class of great photographers was a huge bonus. Your photos and insights are much appreciated. I enjoyed meeting you all and hope our paths will cross in the future.Norm, Star Island, NH workshop
And, here’s a blog post that was written about the Star Island weekend by participant Carol Albers.
Thank you for a wonderful and spirit filled weekend. Your guidance and leadership was tremendous. The weekend was truly an inspiration for me to continue my journey of contemplative photography. You taught me how to see with a contemplative eye as well as my inner motivations for capturing the images I “received”!”John Carr
Have Me Present to Your Group
Whether for an afternoon talk and walk, a full day workshop, or a weekend retreat, I can come to you for an in-person group experience of photography and/or contemplative living. Gather your friends and let’s explore together.
Last fall, I self-published a book (print and digital), called Adventures in Seeing: How the Camera Teaches You to Pause, Focus, and Connect with Life. If you are part of a group that would like a presentation or mini-workshop on the book, please let me know. In this presentation, we’ll flip the usual scenario and explore how the camera can teach us to see more clearly and creatively, instead of talking about how to create beautiful images. Learning to see inevitably leads to better photographs. We’ll discuss what prevents us from seeing clearly and I’ll share 9 exercises and mindsets that will open us up to new ways of seeing.
Other possible topics: include:
- Contemplative Living and Photography
- The Fun and Freedom of Abstract Photography *
- Using your 50mm Lens
- Visual Design for Photography
Contact me through the form at the bottom of this page to start a conversation about details and possibilities.
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