Picture Spring: 30 Days of Soulful Seasonal Celebration
Taught by Tracey Clark, founder of Shutter Sisters
Picture Spring is a 30-day self-paced e-class that will encourage and inspire you to use photography to celebrate the season of new beginnings while honoring and nourishing your creative spirit. With a new email and fresh perspective in your inbox each morning, you'll use the daily photo prompt to help open your mind and guide your lens to see and capture your life and the world around you. Whether you are an expert photographer, or just starting out, this project will help you see things in a completely new light.
By focusing on the beauty that surrounds you — even amidst the dishes and laundry, deadlines and demands — your outlook will shift and change. Your photographs will become an extension of who you are and how you see the world as you discover your true inner photographer. Your camera will not only become a valuable tool and trusted companion, but a reminder to slow down, appreciate your life and take pride and joy in your creativity.
Because photography offers instant gratification — with only a single click to capture an image — it's the perfect artistic medium for a sustainable daily project. The goal with Picture Spring however, is to not only prompt you into taking a photo each day, it's to help elevate that click into a mindful meditation, an act of gratitude, a narrative of your heart. This will ensure that each picture you create will be its own piece of art — a treasure in itself. Nothing else required. No end result to work toward; just your own unique vision personified in a photograph. For these 30 days, that alone is enough.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
Amidst the journey of Picture Spring, it is my hope that you will let yourself get lost in the pure joy and satisfaction of expressing yourself photographically. And I'm pretty sure that along the way, you will find your authentic, creative, amazing self in the process.
Daily inspirational emails: A photo and brief explanation of, or musing on, the daily photo prompt
One voice message available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 file and transcript
Downloadable photo tips handout
Downloadable class "creed"
Downloadable PDF of Tracey's equipment list with links
Welcome note from Tracey Clark in the classroom
Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
A "Self-Paced Workshop" allows you to create and be inspired on your own timetable. Comprised of video or audio files, PDF downloads, supply lists, and more, these eCourses offer a complete learning experience inside a private online classroom. This classroom will be available for access and download in your account until January 31, 2015.
Just follow the instructor's lead, add your own creativity and perspective, and then upload your work to the private classroom gallery.
Self-Paced Workshops do not include a message board to chat with fellow students or live interaction from the instructor. But you can always interact with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
With a passion for capturing the beauty of everyday life in pictures and an unbridled enthusiasm for sharing her musings with the masses, Tracey Clark keeps a camera in one hand and a laptop in the other. Beyond a career in photography, her published motherhood journals (Waiting for Baby and Baby of Mine) and raising two spirited daughters she also writes for a variety of publications and websites and blogs about her creative life at traceyclark.com.
Tracey is the founder of Shutter Sisters, a collaborative photo blog and thriving community of female photo enthusiasts. She is proud to announce her latest book Expressive Photography: a Shutter Sisters Guide to Shooting from the Heart is now available. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion, know-how and photo-philosophies at conferences, events, gatherings and in classes like the Picture Series here at Big Picture Classes.