Do you find it easier to express yourself with images than with words? Do you enjoy taking photographs that speak to your way of being in the world? Do you wish that you could use your camera more effectively to express what you experience?
One does not have to be a professional photographer in order to benefit from photography as a contemplative practice. Photography can be a doorway to open up our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. It is doing the practice itself that helps to unravel the innate creativity of our minds and the subtle, often unnoticed beauty of the world. We can begin to explore our imagination and experiences with the camera from all angles and receive insights from what we see that will take shape first in our own minds and hearts, then move in and through our photographic work out into the world.
The photography circle meets Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the hall of St. Paul's Anglican Church. We follow a process which can assist you whether you consider yourself a beginner or more advanced in skill to develop a contemplative attitude towards your work and the images you create.
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Mentor: Rod Trider, FCAPA
Past President, CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Arts
Photographic based Artist / Printer / Presenter / Curator
A photographic based multi-media artist and Master digital printer, Rod’s passion is to create unique photographic and multi-media art works. He exhibits frequently in art galleries, art shows and public spaces. His works are in collections in over 12 countries.
Rod has also curated or co-curated over 25 art exhibits and is a national & international photographic competition judge, having judged over 250 times. He teaches and presents at photo clubs, regional & international conferences. He is an international trainer of judges for CAPA along with currently being the Past President of CAPA.
When time permits, he enjoys photographing local hidden treasures as well as in far off placesaround the world that are rapidly changing.
Rod says that as a "visual artist, photographic printer and international competition judge I am privileged to see 10's of thousands of images every year from around the world. With my 25+ years of visual experience my hope is to be able to inspire others to realize their artistic potential, to elevate their skills and maybe encourage them to push their boundaries."