This newly revised and expanded class explores the idea of photography as a spiritual practice. Photography is a path to stilling the heart and soul in order to hear God and to sense the presence of God in the beauty of God’s creation. Val Isenhower, photographer, author and ordained minister, teaches the class. We will focus on how our spiritual lives inform our photography as we learn to pay attention, to be patient, to center and to focus our eyes in new ways. We also explore the act of focusing on the pictures we record to see how they speak to your souls. This course is experiential and based on Val’s book Mediation on Both Sides of the Camera and supplemental materials. New class assignments will be posted Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You will also be asked to spend time recording photographs, sharing them with the class and reflecting on the experience through a class blog.
This course is for anyone interested in learning how to include photography in their spiritual journey. Any type of camera will work, although digital cameras will make uploading pictures easier.
Learners are required to have the book Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera by Valerie K. Isenhower. The book is an ebook and can be purchased in Kindle and e-pub formats.
This course is eligible for 2.0 CEU.