23-25 Nov: Mindful Photography



Explore the skills of photography as well as the concept of mindfulness in the creative process in this interactive workshop. The weekend combines classroom instruction and discussion, time for shooting in the Coromandel’s lovely beaches and hills, and opportunities for individual tutoring and editing advice. You’ll be challenged with creative assignments to try new ways of shooting. In addition, we’ll have opportunities for mindfulness meditation and to explore the benefits of developing mindfulness as a practice while doing photography. The focus of the subject matter will be on nature and landscape photography to take advantage of the beautiful areas around Colville.

Aimed at beginner and intermediate amateur photographers – bring any digital camera, a laptop for editing, a way to transfer your photos to USB, and (if you have any) additional equipment like tripods. Outings won’t be overly strenuous, but good outdoor shoes are essential.

At 1:30pm on Sunday we’ll have a public reception with a slideshow of photography from the weekend to showcase all the participant’s favourite photos.

sarah-nz-headshotLed by Sarah Brooks, who holds a BA cum laude in Art and has a professional landscape photography business, Sarah Brooks Photography. She is also the Spiritual Programme Coordinator at Mahamudra Centre so regularly leads mindfulness meditation sessions and courses.

Costs and Registration

Pre-registration essential by 16 Nov. Course begins with dinner at 6:00pm and an evening session at 7:30pm on Friday and runs through 2:30pm Sunday. Includes delicious homemade vegetarian meals from dinner Friday through lunch Sunday. Course and meals fee $180; plus choice of accommodation. If you need to cancel, we’ll refund your money minus a $50 administration fee until 24 hours before the retreat begins, at which time the registration is non-refundable.

To register and enquire about accommodation, please fill out our online booking form or call us at (0)7 866 6851.