Dec 012015

Start fresh this coming Spring with a workshop in Miksang contemplative photography. I’m delighted to be able to offer “Opening the Good Eye” once again in the rich and vibrant city of Asheville, North Carolina, April 21–24, 2016.

Early-bird registration discounts are in effect through January 1st, 2016 and class size is limited to 10. For more information, view the Asheville flyer or visit the registration page. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Feb 162015

I am excited to be able to offer “Opening the Good Eye: An Introduction to Contemplative Photography” in Chicago, Illinois on June 11-14, 2015. Classes and field trips will take place in the north side neighborhoods of Rogers park and Evanston.

Fees are discounted for Early Bird registration, and class size is limited. For more details view the Chicago flyer, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Red Camera

Aug 082014

Jun 282013

686.. ©2013 by April Siegfried

This image was photographed recently while attending the Miksang Level 1 workshop in Boulder, Colorado. It was discovered in a back alley during the “texture” assignment.

I first took Level 1 three years ago, and have since completed Levels 2-4. It was interesting to notice that I felt more free in tackling the assignments this time around—less confined by trying to figure out the “rules”.  There’s really only one criteria in this practice: Was it a fresh perception, and did you express it clearly? Ok, that’s two. 🙂

Nikon D300; 1/250 sec @ f11, ISO 200 (handheld);
18-200 mm f/3.5–5.6 @ 44mm (66mm EFL); focus distance .5m