Photography as a Spiritual Practice
Photography as a Spiritual Practice invites the participation of a small group of 8-10 people in a group process. Participants can include children to elders. All are welcome. Together they learn and teach each other about how to create good or better photographs by exploring the basic aesthetic elements of the art of photography, week by week: lines, shapes, form, textures, patterns, color, diagonals, composition.
In the process of their doing and sharing their assignment during a group gathering of an hour to an hour-and-a-half, they all come to see the world in new ways and to share their discoveries with each other.
Some of the basic questions posed to each photographer?
"What did you discover?"
"What surprised you?"
"Where did you glimpse grace this week?"
"What did you see that you want others to see with you? Why?"
Participants' answers become the stuff of theological reflection ... that is, speaking about their experience of the divine in the daily.
NOTE: This process can be offered as an ecumenical or inter-faith activity, not just one conducted with members of in one faith tradition.