Digital Camera Owners, Solopreneurs, Coaches, Artists,
You Who Think You're Not Artists, Photographers
Ever find yourself feeling:
- Lacking in Energy
Would you like to:
- Expand your creativity
- Be excited with things you see
- Make new discoveries
- Have increased self-confidence
- Open up new conversations in your life
Learn How to Take and Present Photographs You Love on:
- Your Walls
- Your Blogs
- Products and much more . . .
You Can Come Out of the Box
Through and From the Lens
Point and Shoot Photo Course
A Convenient Four-Week Telecourse
at the end of which you will be
. . . expanding your worlds
... comfortably and joyously using your camera.
... connecting with the people in your life in new ways.
... communicating the fun and unexpected beauty in your every day life.
"Sheila Finkelstein imparted valuable technical knowledge. She also promoted confidence in me for the art of photography. I went from terrified to terrific. Not only did she point out an alternative to the State of Funk, but she opened a whole new world for me. The biggest effect is that I see 'ordinary' things in a heightened way.
What I love most is that I know I can create in the moment with my camera. It is liberating, exciting, and uplifting. Sheila’s creativity awakened my hidden Artist that I thought was non-existent. It lightens my day to perceive myself and the world from a never-ending fountain of fresh perspectives that I gained from Sheila’s classes.
And, my results bring pleasure to friends and family as I decorate my home with photos, stimulated by Sheila’s teaching." - Marifran Korb
"Sheila Finkelstein has been teaching people how to make the most of their point and shoot cameras for several years. One workshop with her will change your whole way of looking at the world and will transform your photographic creativity.
If you're ready to stop taking snapshots and start making photographs, sign up with Sheila. You won't be disappointed."
Jan Phillips, author of God Is at Eye Level-Photography as a Healing Art; http://janphillips.com/home.htm
| "I’ve learned so much about seeing. That’s
the reason I took the class to start with. It was looking at your photos and your vision helped me to become a better photographer.
Now I see differently. I will never see the same way again. And that’s what I wanted when I started." Blaise Allen
1. Four weekly one-hour sessions on a teleconference call which includes individual and shared exercises, plus discussion on assignments and new insights.
2. Using the 4 C's that makes a "photograph" - more than a "snapshot
Color - Composition - Content and Concept
3. Getting comfortable with very basic knowledge of using your digital camera
4. Editing tips - including cropping and sizing your photos for web sharing
5. Posting on the web, via the free FlickR program, of instructor's and participants' photos for feedback and experiencing the excitement of different points of view on the same assignment.
6. Includes PDF file for "How to Use FlickR" for uploading, organizing, sharing photos, participating in communities and much more"
7. Voluntary, in-between sessions, group e-mail.
8. E-mail interaction as requested with course leader.
9. Classes are recorded to be used for review or should a class be missed.
MATERIALS NEEDED -
Computer - Digital Camera - Telephone
Classes are conducted on a telephone conference bridge line where participants call into an assigned phone number. Computer access during the call is desired.
SPECIAL BONUSES -
- Access, on a password protected page, to viewing and spending time with over 100 Sheila Finkelstein's photos from the Chihuly Glass Exhibit at Fairchild Gardens in Miami, FL.
Interview with Rufina James, author of MASTER YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA - Learn:
• How to take powerful and meaningful photos
• How to capture the essence of your subject
• The three critical rules to developing your "inner eye"
• The secret (and never-before-discussed) techniques for unlocking nature's beauty in your photographs
• How a Quantum Physics discovery can radically change the way you take photographs and add joy to your life
• Why utilizing your right brain opens up powerful new perspectives
PLUS - digital photo storage solutions, lighting secrets, composition rules, and much more..
Participants in Through and From the Lens teleclass workshops, and subscribers to PICTURE TO PONDER ezine have stated:
|“I notice my breath more, my interaction with other people and my environment. So much valuable information, I can continue to learn long after the class is over!”
a year later – “When I was able to see how I looked at life differently, it made me more creative… Now when I get stuck, like in business or writing, I realize I can just begin to step back and look at things from many different points of view and step outside the box!
It is amazing how a photography metaphor can transfer into so many other areas of my life! It’s creativity that leads to success.” Morgine Jurdan
"This changed the way I look at the world, as I became so much more aware about details. It intensified my awe for Nature's compositions.
If you want to have an experience, that literally changes the way you look at objects, people, and the world in general, take this course". Marion Froese, Germany
|“Actually, as I said, your photos inspired me to take photographs focusing on details and avoiding ugly buildings, fences etc. I live in a beautiful medieval city but the district my flat is situated is not so beautiful, so I decided to cut out the beauty out of urban ugliness.
Instead of envying you that you live in that beautiful place in Florida :) I decided to transform the reality I see into something beautiful.” - Ewa Nartowska, Poland
"Sheila's gentle teaching opened up my inner eye in a way it had never been before. Even though I work in a visual field (as an architect), I rarely (if ever) gave myself the gift of simply looking for its own sake at the simple details of my daily family life. Once I started, it was like the floodgates had been opened.
Inspired by a brief instruction from Sheila on how to play with the camera's shutter speed and light settings, I started taking photos of my young son in his darkened room while he slept. Not only are they precious records of a rare resting and vulnerable state, some of them turned out to be surprisingly successful compositions.
Another suggestion of Sheila's was to "take my camera for a walk," and being spring, there was lots to see and revel in. My son delighted in coming along, picking flowers and taking over the camera at times.
These priceless moments are the true gift of Sheila's class. The striking, authentic photographs are simply a by-product." - Julie Gabrielli
"It is always a blessing to be invited to step outside of limited ways of perceiving and be open to a larger perspective. It moves us out of stuck places and opens our hearts and minds to the lessons that are waiting for us, so very close, if we will take but a few steps in a different direction.
In a very gentle, visually stunning and loving way, you offer the opportunity for perceptual shifts that help foster growth. Great stuff!” Paula Battaglio
The Through and From the Lens Photocourse is designed and facilitated by Sheila Finkelstein, Artist, Photographer, Writer, Coach and Former Art Educator with a Master's Degree in Creative Arts Education
Her focus in this course is developing community and leading you to discover the unexpected in that which we see, or think we see, every day. As you begin to share your photographic discoveries and then experience the excitement of others with theirs and yours, new worlds open up.
Personifying the apple slice, shown above, is one example which led to using fruits and vegetables during the course - a means for looking beyond what we ordinarily take for granted. This also can open up new conversations with people in our lives.
In the Through and From the Lens Photocourse, you will find that minimal technical "knowledge" or expertise is required. The "connections for what's important to you occur as look through your viewfinder and focus on your subject.
With a few camera pointers, as well as basic design tips, you will be creating memorable photos. You will have the freedom to also take countless pictures and then recognize what works best for you.
|Dates Yet to be Set
for Upcoming Teleclasses -
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We'll keep you informed of the dates and send you
TIPS for EXPANDING YOUR VISION
plus the weekly Inspirational Picture to Ponder ezine
Have Questions? - Contact Sheila