Find Yourself with Photography + A GIVEAWAY

by Guest on September 24, 2012

It all started with memories. I learned to use a camera because I wanted to capture memories, of where I had been and with whom I had shared my life.  For a long while, it seemed I was afraid I wouldn’t remember life without having a photograph to remind me.

As I learned more about photography, my goal transitioned to the moment.  It was the triumphant feeling of capturing a fleeting moment of an expression or of light, which drew me to bring the camera to my eye. I no longer needed to capture every memory, but watched for the right moments.

Over time, my motivations shifted again; shifted deeper.  One day, I noticed I was no longer capturing images to remember or to freeze time, but to feel. I had discovered photography as a form of self-expression. I was learning more about myself through my images. I was expressing my true self in photographs, in a deep and soul-satisfying way.

Photography brought me from memories… to moments… to me.

Photography has become meditation, expression and revelation for me.  It’s a way to express my feelings — heart and soul. It’s a way to process what’s going on around me. It’s a way to be in the moment and observe at a deeper level. It’s a way to discover new things about myself.

You can find the same heart-and-soul connection in your photography, too. I’ve looked back at my creative journey and found some significant steps that propelled me along the way. I share them in the Find Your Eye ecourse series, providing a blueprint for a stronger heart connection through photography.

You learn to follow what inspires you and discover the threads of soul that already weave through what you create. When you do this, you begin to discover not only your unique photographic style, but how it represents who you are. You gain confidence. You are empowered to express yourself. To be yourself.

Our best photographs come when our heart, eye and mind are aligned.  

Won’t you join me to explore that connection, for yourself?

Kat Eye Studio Photography



a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 space in the fall Find Your Eye: Journey of Recognition E-Course Series running October/November. This includes the 2-week intro course Starting the Journey from October 14 – 27 and then the 4-week Journey of Recognition course from November 4 – 30, 2012. Course includes journaling prompts and photography exercises, a discussion group for the class participants from around the world, and lots of instructor interaction.

 To learn more about Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio,

The Kat Eye View Blog
Kat Eye View on Facebook

Twitter @kateyeview

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Bex Van Koot September 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm

This looks so great! <3

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Robin W September 25, 2012 at 1:27 am

So excited for another chance to win!!!! Thanks Amanda!

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GrowSoulBeauty September 27, 2012 at 5:27 am

I’m excited you are here too Robin & you’re welcome! Good luck =)

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Angie Willis September 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

Oh how I would love a free entry into this course. Crossing fingers and toes!

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Diane September 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I too would love to be a winner. I can only leave a comment here because I choose not to have accounts with FB, Twitter, or Google+. The copter is on the sign above. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

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GrowSoulBeauty September 27, 2012 at 5:26 am

Thanks for stopping by Diane, you can also subscribe to our newsletter with your email and/or subscribe to Kat’s for additional entries. Good luck!

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Lelainia Lloyd September 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I started taking online photography courses a year and a half ago. It opened up a whole new medium for me. I had never considered myself a photographer before and while I am still kind of shy claiming that title, I really do love my camera. I got my first DSLR for my 40th birthday.

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GrowSoulBeauty September 27, 2012 at 5:25 am

Isn’t the online world amazing & full of possibilities? I’m trying to restrain myself from signing up for dozens of classes at once :) That’s part of our mission here at Grow Soul Beautiful is that we want to find & feature the best of soul workers & e-courses that inspire/encourage creativity, self-love, journaling, self-care, and generally anything that nurtures mind+body+spirit. If you have a camera & take photos, you ARE a photographer! Own it, claim it, and live it! =)

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Lelainia Lloyd September 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

I guess I’m just shy about it because up until now, I’ve thought of myself as a mixed media artist-I’ve taught, published art & written about art. I am so new with the camera and still learning, that wearing that label doesn’t quite seem comfortable yet. Also, the type of photography I do is a bit outside the box. I’ll grown into it in time…

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Claire September 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

No, I never have

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Sarah L September 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I am working my way from the technical side to the more…evocative side of photography. I do better with my phone camera than with the DSLR, less pressure maybe.

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Lelainia Lloyd October 1, 2012 at 8:53 am

Hooray! Thank you so much! I’m excited!

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