Registration for this practice group is now closed.

For three years, a community of people at all skill levels have been gathering at to explore contemplative photography together. Participants create photos in response to a weekly theme we provide. The atmosphere is one of acceptance, encouragement, and delight in the wonders that this artistic medium opens for us.

Many people started even before the group with a popular Spirituality & Practice E-course, "Photography as a Spiritual Path," presented by award-winning writer, photographer, and multimedia artist Jan Phillips. "It is a great opening when one looks through the lens — a mighty opportunity for a magical exchange,” she writes. That has indeed been the experience in our Contemplative Photographers groups!

This year, it's time to revisit many of our original themes as we open registration for Year 4 of the Contemplative Photographers Practice Group, where you can post your photos, your supportive feedback for others, and your insights into how photography enhances your contemplative path. This gives anyone new to the group a chance to start at the foundation, and it gives everyone who has been faithfully participating a chance to observe how time and circumstances change how we see. We will occasionally sprinkle in new themes as well.

Included may be photography tips or quotes chosen to inspire your photographic reflections. Occasionally, we will put out a call for photos submissions for projects on the Spirituality & Practice website. The Practice Group will be largely self-monitoring, with technical support available from S&P.

We believe this is a marvelous opportunity for community building at S&P, and to encourage deep and growing relationships among the members of the Practice Group, we will open enrollment to new people only twice a year. This way, participants will have six months to get to know each other and each other's photography in a steady way. We hope and expect that most people will choose to remain in the Practice Group community for years.

The first membership enrollment period for Year Four was July - August, 2018.
The second membership enrollment period will be January 13 - February 15, 2019.

We are charging a membership fee of $52 for this Year 4 Practice Group. Those who join the group during the second membership enrollment period will pay the same fee, which will give them access to postings since August 12 and to Practice Group emails and participation through July 2019.

If you're curious, please check out these galleries created from actual themes/suggestions and particpants offerings:
Contemplative Photography Group Gallery 1 - Contemplative Photographs
Contemplative Photography Group Gallery 2 - Circles, Lines and Curves
Contemplative Photography Group Gallery 3 - Sunrise/Sunset

Contemplative Photography Group Gallery 4 - Confusion or Chaos?
Contemplative Photography Group Gallery 5 - Patterns in Nature
Contemplative Photography Group Gallery 6 - Gateways

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Sunday, August 12


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