• Starts Monday 3 June

    14 weeks of lessons. Work at your own pace - you'll have access to the lessons for as long as Emma is in business. (Pre-course info available immediately on registration.)

  • Private Facebook group

    We have a private Facebook group so you can meet fellow students and work through the lessons together.

  • Recharge your mental batteries

    The course gives you space to devote to yourself: your journey, your creativity, your vision.

Pricing options

One payment of £125, or 3 monthly payments of £45 (total £135)

What's included?

>> 14 lessons, two in each of seven parts, with a photography or journalling project to complete for each. The lessons are a combination of text and some external videos to watch

>> Private Facebook group

>> No individual feedback is given on photos - this is a non-critical course


Curriculum:

> Part 1: Enjoy the journey

> Part 2: Focus

> Part 3: Space to be creative

> Part 4: Self

> Part 5: Becoming less predictable

> Part 6: Strength in vulnerability

> Part 7: Glass half full? 

FAQ

  • What kit do I need?

    Any camera at all, including a phone camera. There is no technical tuition in this course, so no need for off-auto modes, or different lenses. You'll also need a degree of curiosity, and some open mindedness.

  • What is mindful photography?

    Mindful photography is a way of taking photographs that focusses on the journey rather than the destination. You will learn to give each moment your full attention, rather than worrying about shots you are missing, or the kit you don't have. You will become calmer, you will discover clarity of vision, and you will find your creative self has space to blossom.

  • Is it spiritual?

    No: this course has no spiritual component.

  • What will I learn?

    The exercises and projects will give you clarity and boost your confidence. You will find new ideas popping up and your creativity will take off. You will start to operate at peak performance faster. You will stop worrying about what others are doing or thinking, and be able to focus on yourself and the moment you are in.

  • Do I need to live close to a beach or nature?

    Absolutely not. Mindful photography is not about being at one with nature. It is about being present in the moment you find yourself in, wherever that may be. You can practise mindful photography anywhere at all: in the middle of a city, in a field, in your kitchen, in a crowd or on your own.

  • Is it hard work?

    Yes, but you will enjoy every minute. The course is not just sitting on a cushion waiting for inspiration to arrive - you will need to do a lot of thinking, some writing, and plenty of photography.

  • How long will it take?

    Some lessons will take 2-3 hours or longer to fully digest, others will take less than 15 minutes. The lessons will be released each Monday for 14 weeks starting on 3 June, but you will have access to the course after that for as long as Emma is in business. You can work at your own pace, or come back and repeat any lessons at any time.

  • What if I don't like it?

    If you join the course and decide it is not for you, there is a no-questions-asked money back guarantee for the first 30 days.

  • Is feedback included?

    There is no instructor feedback in this course. It is not a course that involves criticism. Emma is available in the private Facebook group for questions about the course content.

Excellent

Denise Tunnell

This course found a way to allow me to dig deep within myself. I learned a lot about me. I no longer worry about my photos being good enough. They are goo...

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This course found a way to allow me to dig deep within myself. I learned a lot about me. I no longer worry about my photos being good enough. They are good enough for me. When they are not good enough for me, I simply just continue taking photos. I’m shooting in the moment (Whatever I like and whenever I like).

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Thought provoking and inspiring

Karen Brickley

Fabulous introduction to a range of mindful concepts and practices. Practical examples of how photography can be used to assist and integrate with mindfulnes...

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Fabulous introduction to a range of mindful concepts and practices. Practical examples of how photography can be used to assist and integrate with mindfulness, whilst improving personal photographic technique and approach. Made me look at things from a different perspective. Lots to take away and work with.

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Your instructor

Emma Davies

Emma has been a professional photographer for 15 years, and a photography instructor for 5. She wrote the groundbreaking beginner's photography course, A Year With My Camera. She has undergraduate and Masters degrees in Psychology. Emma uses mindful photography in her own professional practise. It allows her to see moments others miss, to capture the soul of what's in front of her, and to keep growing creatively.