There are many different ways to learn. Choose one that fits your learning style, current level of experience, and desired future photo look and feel.


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Classes: 3 hour short topic specific hands on camera excursions. Large group lots of fun. Boston urban setting.

In Person: Join other like minded photographers at our Meetup group,  Take Better Pictures based in Boston. You are welcome to join the group and attend classes as often as possible. These are usually 3-4 hours in length, held out in the field shooting in different locations around the city. We focus on one topic at a time.

I give a overview of the topic, such as creative composition, or color…. then you have 3 short specific assignments to help you build the skill of seeing. Basic camera use is always covered. Joining the group is free, as are some of the social gatherings. Tuition for classes vary see listing.  http://www.meetup.com/TakeBetterPictures/


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Click image to see listing of one day workshops and series

Workshops: 1 day intensives going more deeply into topics introduced in classes. Small group learning together. Rockport MA, Marblehead MA, Brimfield MA, Cleveland OH,

Workshops allow us more time to really practice the skills of being and seeing. In these sessions each topic is covered in more depth, and you are given more time to do the assignments. We also spend time on critique and sharing photos so you can learn from others in the group. It is always amazing to see how everyone else approaches the same assignment in such different ways. Tuition for workshops vary depending on location and subject. See calendar listings for details.

 


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Personal Retreats: 2-5 day  experiences in beautiful settings. Amsterdam, London, Boston, Singapore, Manila...

The retreats allow you to really sink in deeply and experience the flow state in places of beauty and to create images from within that state. This take time to slow down and learn to see from the inside out. I work with each participant to create an independent study plan to be followed after the retreat to keep the practices going.  

The Flow-tography method is something you can continue to explore for a lifetime. You will quickly see how it opens not only your eyes but your heart to a whole new way of experience the beauty of your life. Tuition for retreats vary depending on location and subject. See calendar listings for details.

Private retreats can also be scheduled if you would like to host one in your home. All we need is a space for 10 people and a beautiful setting. Participants can relax and learn in your beautiful space.In home private retreats are a wonderful alternative to attending public programs. You select the participants and provide the space. Contact me directly for more details on how to host a retreat. 

Corporate Retreats: Creativity, Innovation, & Purpose through photography and beauty.

 As a corporate trainer in creativity, innovation, and aesthetics, I have extensive experience speaking to groups to inspire, educate and engage on a range of topics. These include Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes, Seeking Beauty, Finding Self: Purpose and Passion. Creativity and Innovation. 

Descriptions of leadership development and team bonding programs can be found under the class list section of this website. Click photo for program desc.

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Click image for descriptions of corporate programs.

Private Guide: 5 weeks custom designed learning just for you. Photo Mentor Program

I do a free initial consultation, looking at your photography, listening to your goals, and assessing your current approach. Then I custom design a series of experiences to help you take better pictures following your own passions and areas of interest. The Flow-tography method can be applied to any type of photograph you choose, landscape, close up, nature etc.

These sessions can be held in person if you live in the Boston Area or by Skype if you live elsewhere.  You can also travel to Boston to work with me in person schedule permitting. I will work with your exclusively combining intensive time in the field and the studio so you see immediate improvement in your images and your level of creative confidence.

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Click photo to see upcoming private session options


iBook: Flow-tography: Better Photos Now          The Curious Soul's Guide to Intuitive Photography

Get started right away. The book we use at the Curious Soul Photo School is Available on iTunes for your iPad. Includes many photos, guided meditations, music, illustrations, fun exercises. Like getting an entire workshop in a book. $9.99  It is also available in PDF from directly from this website store. Mac users get your copy now. http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flow-tography-better-photos/id499049037?mt=11&uo=4

A PDF version of this book is also available directly from this store under the shop header. If you don't have an ipad, this is a great alternative.

Online courses Photographing the Beauty of Life for Fun and Profit will be up and running shortly.  Stay tuned. 

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Click image to find out more about the book

Global Ebook Award Winner Best Book Trailer of the year! Entertaining sneak peak of hand illustrated pages and photos from Flow-tography, Better Photos Now. The Curious Soul's Guide to Intuitive Photos By Suzanne Merritt http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flow-tography-better-photos/id499049037?mt=11&uo=4 Check out this amazing new book for your self and discover how to take stunning photos.