THROUGH THE LENS: Access to Transformation

Expand Your Focus - Change Your World
led by
Sheila Finkelstein, Artist/Photographer
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“What a great course.  I felt lit up, energized and revitalized.  ‘Inspiration’ is the word that comes to me.  I saw the whole world anew.  I also loved seeing the world through other people’s eyes


I’ve been taking pictures since I was 9 years old.  In this course, for the first time, I started noticing how my energy shifted when I had a camera in my hand, how excited I got.  I was able to focus more.  The course assignments gave me a heightened awareness of how to look at things, noticing colors, textures and shapes I had never seen before.” Jodi Flesberg Lilly

During this 4-Session Telecourse, participants will experience being in their worlds in expanded ways. Using the camera as a tool, along with in-class discussion, you will begin to notice things you've never seen before.

Increased creativity and productivity, as well as expanded communication, are among the benefits.

Course takes place in:
1. 4 one-hour sessions on a teleconference call which includes individual and shared exercises.

2. Voluntary, in-between sessions, Yahoo groups e-mail. Discussion on assignments and new insights.

3. Posting on the web, via the free FlickR program, of instructor's and participants' photos for feedback and experiencing the excitement of different points of view on the same assignment.
Classes are recorded to be used for review or should a class be missed.

Past participants report:
a new ongoing tendency to look and listen with a different eye/ear;

expanded creativity - beginning once again to paint;

more time writing and including the senses in the writing;

having openings on inner levels, as well as visually and externally;

and, as a by-product for some, increased technological proficiency in using their cameras and computers for uploading and transmittal.

Computer - Digital Camera, helpful, not required - Telephone
Classes are conducted on a telephone conference bridge line where participants call into an assigned phone number.

Session 606 - Day -
Tuesdays, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Eastern time

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$49 for the Series, plus the long distance telephone charges ($39 for PICTURE TO PONDER Subscribers - Free Subscription - Save $10 SUBSCRIBE then REGISTER)

Those who do not have unlimited long distance call might want to check comparison rates as low as 2.5 cents per minute. See LONG DISTANCE . Click INTERNATIONAL for rates as low as 3.9 cents per minute. There are also prepaid calling cards which offer calls at less than 2.9 cents per minute.

Access, on a password protected page, to viewing and spending time with 50 to 100 of my photos from the Chihuly Glass Exhibt.

" A life changing experience which helped me to shift my way of thinking and what I am missing every day!   I notice my breath more, my interaction with other people, and my environment. 

So much valuable information, I can continue to learn long after the class is over!  I felt a part of a loving community of like-minded friends.

I now have a deeper appreciation of myself and the beautiful, magnificent world I live in every day.
" Morgine Jurdan - Communications with Love

"This course was really fun! I learned a lot about different aspects of photography, like how to use light and a lot more.

It changed the way I look at the world, as I became so much more aware about details. It intensified my awe for Nature's compositions.

If you want to have an experience, that literally changes the way you look at objects, people, and the world in general, take this course." 

Marion Froese, Germany -

(To see some of the photos that Marion was inspired to take during the course and after, check out her blog

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