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Bringing it all into Focus: Mindfulness through Nature Photography




Jun 20, 2023


2 Weeks




Loch Raven Reservoir, Merryman Trail

About the Program

This is a two session course on June 20th & June 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Attendees will be introduced to mindfulness and the basics of photography, by learning how to:

  • get to know your own camera and basic settings

  • use your camera in practicing mindfulness

  • slow down and bring the outside world into focus

  • invite a sense of curiosity of the outside world

  • manipulate shutter speeds to capture slices of time

  • vary your perspective through composition

  • find impact in your subjects

  • communicate effectively with your viewer

  • cultivate a sense of awe and be one with nature

  • use lighting techniques to improve landscapes and outdoor photography

  • photograph wildlife, through patience and mindful hiking

  • stay present and positive in potentially uncomfortable conditions

Your Instructor

Payton Pan

Payton Pan

Payton Pan is a Vancouver based environmental and travel photographer. He enjoys teaching the craft and experimenting with new ways to push its limits. Along with photography, Payton partakes in creative writing as well as the pursuit of most outdoor sports, namely climbing.

Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D. LCPC

Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC, is a successful psychotherapist, the Executive Director of Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative and founder of Center for Nature Informed Therapy, a sought-after international speaker and trainer. She is also the author of the popular book Taming the Anxious Mind – A Guidebook to Relieve Stress & Anxiety.

Payton Pan
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