When was the last time you had a little 'me' time? To take some time out and just pause in nature and relax?
This meetup is a little different. Instead of shooting the entire time, we will start with an essential oil meditation, to relax and switch off our minds. Following the meditation we will take a more relaxed, slower-paced immersion in our photography, to connect more in the moment with nature and ourselves.
Starting under the trees in the park for our meditation, we will then move to the Wetlands Walk bush trail, then follow the path around to the Bidi Katitjiny Aboriginal Women's Trail, then end with the Sculpture Walk and lake.
If meditation is something that you haven't tried before or are unsure about, this simple meditation is a good one to try. Incorporating essentials to stimulate the senses and energy you will be gently walked through the meditation process, in a safe space by an experienced leader - Laine Maria. Cushions and blankets to sit on will be provided.
A photo walk is just that - a walk that allows you an opportunity to take photos in an interactive environment. To facilitate the mindfulness aspect of the day.
MORE ABOUT THE VENUE
Piney Lakes Reserve is a peaceful and beautiful 68-hectare space for conservation and recreation, located in the southern suburb of Winthrop. 50 hectares of native bushland and wetlands occupy the northern and western parts of Piney Lakes.
Noongar Aboriginal people of the Beeliar group have a strong connection with the area occupied by Piney Lakes. It is a particularly sacred place for Aboriginal women, who gathered and performed ceremonies there. Visitors to Piney Lakes can take a self-guided tour along the Bidi Katitjiny Aboriginal Women's Trail and find out more about the area’s natural plant and animal resources.
PHOTOGRAPHY TOPICS TO COVER
We prefers an interactive approach, so if you need clarification or guidance on a particular technique/subject please ask...
You are free to either follow the general group or to wander around and return when you have a question.
WHAT YOU NEED
• Closed shoes
• Preferably an SLR camera, however smart phone camera or compact camera is ok.
• Enough battery & memory card space to last more than 2 hours.
• A bottle of water (optional).
• 1-3 lens (if you have an SLR) and a camera bag
• Bring your widest lens for landscapes, and a macro if you have one.
• A mini notepad and pen (optional).
All Children under 17 yrs old must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Event still goes ahead with bad weather, unless postponed by Cyrus/Laine.