Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Learning What I am Teaching

it works you know.  the best way to learn something is to teach it to others.  after teaching 3 sessions of contemplativephotography, i am feeling such a shift in my own photography practice.

 i’m feeling less pressure, connecting with the environment, trying new things and shooting what i’m drawn to.

i’m feeling more present, less attached to the outcome, seeing more deeply and noticing things.  when i look back at my photos of just a few years ago…. well, there is no comparison.

in addition, i have learned so much from my students.  i always love that about teaching.  it is totally a 2 way street!

best of all, enjoying it more than ever.  yup – it’s all sinking in….


  1. Oh!!! I can see the difference in your photos too Patty!! It's amazing to see how far we've come, isn't it?? I especially love that last's so inviting and secretive all at once!

  2. you're honing your craft and doing a beautiful job of it!!!

  3. I agree with you that learning is always 2 way - I experience that with my students as well. And it is good this way.
    Your photos definitely have changed. You always have had a great eye, but I think the word "contemplative" really and truly fits your current photography. I recently looked at some older photos I took - oh my, what a difference to today. I don't think we'll stop here!

  4. Patty your photos continue to amaze me. I know I have said it before but you they always make me want to create. They are just so magical. I so wish I could take the class with you. Maybe someday I will find my way out to california. Looking forward to more photos!


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