MEDITATIONS ON GRATITUDE IS FOR YOU IF...
You want to connect your photography to something deeper. You resonate with the idea that photography can be a rich personal practice that leads to insight and growth. You want to live your life from a place of gratitude instead of taking it all for granted. You'd love to use your photography to actively cultivate gratitude on a daily basis. You want to bring focus to your photography, instead of shooting randomly without any guiding direction. You're intrigued by the idea of photography as a mindfulness practice. You know it would bring joy to your life to take this journey with daily guidance and a supportive community of likeminded artists.
WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?
Meditations on Gratitude is designed to fit easily into your busy schedule. Three days a week, you’ll receive a photo prompt that encourages you to seek out moments of gratitude on a specific subject. The online classroom is a great, safe space for posting images and comments. Unlike a traditional classroom experience, Meditations on Gratitude lessons can be taken at any hour of the day or night, whenever it suits you best. You can take the course at 3am in your pajamas, if you like! You can always repeat a lesson if you need to, and there is no such thing as falling behind. You'll have access to all the lessons for at least a year after the course ends.
WHAT'S YOUR REFUND POLICY?
If you need to leave the class for any reason, your registration is transferrable to another session of the same class or any one-on-one mentoring package but it is not refundable. Because you'll get access to the class and all the class resources (and because you'll get to keep your access for a full year), your registration isn't transferrable to a different class.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO I NEED?
All cameras are welcome! You don’t need anything fancy to take this course. In fact, the simpler, the better! DSLRs, point-and-shoots, camera phones, pinhole cameras made from oatmeal boxes – I have a strict equipment nondiscrimination policy. Film shooters must be able to scan images to share in the online classroom.
HOW GOOD DO I NEED TO BE?
Since Meditations on Gratitude is a conceptual photography course (as opposed to a technical class), photographers at any level may join. In general, students should be comfortable with basic camera operations, and should know how to upload images to their computers.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHER IS MEDITATIONS ON GRATITUDE FOR?
Because Meditations on Gratitude is about the creative process, you can photograph in any style or genre. Fine-art, documentary, journalism, street, still life, multimedia, alternative process, digital manipulation, black and white, brilliant color - it's all heartily welcomed.
If you choose the mentoring option when you register, the course will also include a phone/Skype call with me and a review of your past photographic work, your website (if you happen to have one), or any portfolios or extra images you'd like to share. Mentoring is a nice opportunity to chat about personal goals and challenges and to map out next steps with more guidance and support. Mentoring sessions are jam packed with ideas, detailed feedback, and actionable, personalized advice.
"I have such gratitude for all you have shared with us Laura. I have learned so much in each of your classes and can't wait for the next one. I have broadened my appreciation and understanding of fine art photography. I have made new friends. I am more accepting of myself as a photographer. I think what you do (and that you are so willing to share it) has taught me more than I could have hoped for." — Connie Gardener Rosenthal