21-23 October: Mindful Photography

Landscape PhotographyThe coast and hills of the Coromandel Peninsula are the perfect setting for nature and landscape photography. This course will explore both the skills of photography as well as the concept of mindfulness in the creative process and everyday life. We’ll have time for shooting in the lovely beaches and hills, group demonstrations and discussion about composition and editing, and opportunities for individual tutoring. 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 and other activities.

Aimed at 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. Good tramping shoes a must!

At 1:30pm on Monday we’ll have a 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 meditation sessions and courses.

Pre-registration essential by 14 Oct. Course begins at 10:00am on Saturday and runs through 2:30pm Monday. Includes delicious homemade vegetarian meals from lunch on Saturday through lunch on Monday. Course and meals fee $175; plus accommodation.

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

Amodeo Bay Sunset by Sarah Brooks

Amodeo Bay in the Evening Light

Waterfall edited closeup

Pothole Falls in Colville