What if, Simply by Using a Camera,
you were able to:
Break Through Limiting Beliefs?
Transform Your Relationships
with Yourself and Others?
Easily Shift Perspectives
Experience Fun, Freedom and Play?
Sheila Finkelstein shares a love of Nature and shows how to discover more about yourself while having fun.
A developing awareness of the transformative experiences of students and coaching clients when using cameras and learning to see in new ways, had me create the Interactive Through and From The Lens Photo Course.
I set it up so that you get to fully experience your own power and creativity. As you start observing what does catch your eye and reflect on what’s most intriguing you, you begin to get a new understanding of your own behaviors and, possibly, that of others close to you.
You will experience enhanced: Communication – Creativity – Relationships – Perspectives
The onion photo above is an example of how I, in taking on a simple photo project, easily observed some of my own behavioral patterns. I had set out to peel and photograph a layer a day of an onion. Without thinking, I immediately cut into the onion… exactly the way I usually do the rest of my life… jump in, sometimes without a great deal of thought.
The noticing had me stop, go back to what I had intended, make further observations and have picture-taking fun for the next 12 days. It resulted in “THE RED ONION STORY: Peeling Away the Layers of an Onion, Analogous to Peeling Away the Layers of Ourselves.” [One of the Bonuses for Course Participants]
In this Interactive Through and From the Lens photo course, you will create new openings in your life as you discover and photograph things you’ve never before noticed.
You will likely be surprised and delighted as you explore:
Art Elements – Color, Texture, Line, Shape and Space as seen through the camera lens as well as in life.
Technical Skills – as requested and needed, and
Class Discussion that opens and expands a variety of perspectives, as does communicating with family and friends between sessions.
Each week a different Art Element is explored using your eyes and camera. During the week you will photograph and post one or more relevant photos, plus others if you choose, on Flickr or in a private Facebook group.
In the class sessions we:
You will also see how to take photographs you are proud to share on the walls in your home and/or office, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or on your Blog.
AND most importantly you will learn to “See both your inner and outer worlds with New Eyes“
Past Participants share Transformations:
|“In Through and From The Lens, not only did I find an alternative to the State of Funk, a whole new world opened up for me. The biggest effect is that I see ‘ordinary’ things in a heightened way. It lightens my day to perceive myself and the world from a never-ending fountain of fresh perspectives.
I use the camera for being more at peace with myself and my world. When I use the camera I feel like I’m in charge and sometimes in life you’re not.. The camera helps me realize that a lot of the time what might be bothering me is the way I am looking at it.” Marifran Korb, MarifranKorb.com
“I had the remarkable experience of being in a class with Sheila. I was feeling as though I didn’t have time for something as ‘frivolous’ as photography… a luxurious use of time. Was I ever surprised… How energizing the class was! My creativity seemed to expand in all phases of my business! I found myself looking at everything in my life with new eyes.” Suzanne Holman
“What Will Seeing With New Eyes Do for Me?”
In Through and From The Lens you will:
It was before digital cameras.
Several years after my teaching career was ended, we relocated. Our new home was very close to Wetlands preserves. Taking daily walks with my camera, I discovered the healing powers of nature. In addition, many more new dimensions opened up.
I purchased an inexpensive digital camera. My picture-taking accelerated and broadened. I started taking thousands of photos of whatever attracted my attention. Seeing the results and then getting acknowledged by others for them, began a whole new expansion of my self-image.
It also freed me up to move in new directions, expand my computer and Internet knowledge, establish a web presence and sell my work. The joy in what I was seeing, learning and experiencing became something I wanted others to have also.
The teaching gene was still there. I started sharing in ezines and on the web. As more was demanded, I developed courses where the camera became the tool for people learning to see beyond what they took for granted. Most of my readers and students started paying attention to what they had never even noticed before.
The Camera as a Key to Freedom
More from Past Participants:
“Within one week I started feeling my transformation. My eyes were open and my senses awakened, as I learned… to start taking decent pictures, share them and enjoy the process.
The most important thing is that I found out a new way of relaxation – photography… ” The course also “gave me new ideas for business projects.” Irina Wardas – NaturalCounselor.com
“I got a sense of play. I freed myself from rules and the limiting belief that I sucked at photography. Yet I posted pictures that had 40 something comments on Facebook….
Through the assigned “play dates” with my camera I discovered things that even surprised me… It gave me a sense of accomplishment and confidence that I can take pictures. Now I actually think about things like composition, which is hysterical for me.” Adela Rubio – AdelaRubio.com
Paralleling Life Experiences: My “Eye-I-Catchers” above were reminders….that though old and rusted, memories want to be preserved. The patience of the dog showed love and the “dog” bark provided fun. Many interpretations are possible for the structure and reflections in motorcycle lamps.
Other Participant Shares:
“As an artist, I’ve been in love with my camera for years. Yet in taking Sheila’s class I experienced a breakthrough. I started taking 20-minute jaunts with my camera, on breaks between appointments.
This quick plunge into looking and seeing is exhilarating, makes me feel more alive and joyful in minutes. I now take my camera with me everywhere for impromptu infusions of energy and inspiration.
Sheila also challenged me to expand my habits of seeing with her creative assignments. I realized I’d fallen into ruts of the familiar. Her class had me engage with the world more intimately and with constant curiosity. Using my camera is the quickest way I know of stepping out of my everyday consciousness into the freshness of the here and now.” Tomar Levine, SoulGuidanceForYourBusiness.com
Paralleling Life Experiences: Enjoying the Mysteries of Reflections in windows of a Department Store; seeing Reality mixed with Fantasy, as well as the Art in Reflections. Exploring seeing life from different angles, photographing people. Awakening to the Light in the day and life; being open to the Spiraling Surprises.
Minimal technical “knowledge” or expertise is required. The connections with what’s important to you occur as you look through your viewfinder and focus on your subject.
In addition to an expanded view of your world as a result of this program, 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 see how they relate to your life and way of being.
Unleash Your Creativity
Get Connected with Fresh Perspectives
Transform Your Relationship with
Yourself and Others
Through and From The Lens Course
4 Participatory Internet Video sessions;
Private Facebook group for questions and for photo and sharing of other experiences;
Audio and Video Recordings of all sessions.
Additional Bonuses – valued at over $200
Option to attend either night or day session, if you have a conflict on one or more of the dates.
There is Not a Current Course Available
Questions? – email Sheila [at] TreasureYourLifeNow.com
All images are © Sheila Finkelstein. Permission is required to use them.