Relaxation & Creativity at the Summer Retreat

It's lovely to slow down and get off the grid every now and then. I just got back from teaching my summer retreat at the Still Meadow Retreat Center in Damascus, OR. We had a fantastic group of creative photographers, gorgeous weather, delicious meals, and plenty of time to rest, explore the land with our cameras, and chat about the creative process.

Throughout the weekend, we focused on intentionally slowing the pace of our photography (instead of making quickie little "grab and go" shots). We talked about beauty in photography, using photography as a tool for personal inquiry, and bringing a deeper quality of attention to our image-making. Overall, the weekend felt like a much-needed breather, and I know I'll lead more photography retreats in the future. That sublime combination of quiet, natural beauty, and open creative time is hard to beat. 

Hope you can join me on a future retreat!