me. you. digging deeper.

 “Look within. Within is the fountain of good;
and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

i tend to turn things over in my hands and in my mind… i want to explore all perspectives. i want to touch all the seams: how we come together and how we fray apart. in doing so, i search for my humanness and our similarities; i find compassion and self care.  i do this through writing and but mostly through self portraiture.

kristin zecchinelli and i have been working on our second in a series of self portraiture classes provided online through NOW YOU Workshops. Registration opens today! Digging Deeper is a 6 week e-course that will guide you further on your self portrait journey. we designed this class for those women already on the path of self exploration, who are seeking a community and teachers to guide them in digging deeper.

so, is this a photography course? yes, it’s a photography course taught by photographers (kristin and myself) but it is so much more than that too. At NOW YOU workshops, we use our cameras as tools to explore the concept of self. Photography is simply our visual medium. While we will be guiding you on your self portrait journey, this course is not focusing on the technical aspects of photography or processing photos. Our community is 100% supportive; therefore, images will not be critiqued based on technical perfection. And while we are open to discussing our photographic process (gear, technique, post-processing, etc) this will not be the main focus of our class. In this course we will guide you through stretching your creativity and exploring your sense of self based on our weekly photographic themes.

you can find everything you need about registration here. if you are thinking about joining us, we encourage you to register early as our classes tend to fill up quickly. and while you’re over there… it’s worth checking out what our past class participants have felt, thought, and shared about their self portraiture process with NOW YOU. we are blessed to have experienced this journey with them and we hope to see you join us as we start Digging Deeper this fall.

Themes to be explored in NOW YOU :: Digging Deeper

  • all of you
  • your soundtrack
  • comfort zone
  • bits & pieces
  • stripped down
  • wishes & dreams

Now You Workshops have a personal focus on permission and safety.  In this course we will explore full body images, learn our comfort zones (and break through those barriers), focus on favorite details, strip away our vulnerabilities in image and processing, and face our fears and wishes while setting them free through intentional photography.

Description of class:

  • six weeks of online collaboration
  • registration runs oct 1st- oct 26th
  • class begins Nov 5th – Dec 14th
  • content delivered to your inbox four times a week
  • weekly video: password protected video with tips and truths
  • Private flickr group to share your self portrait journey and access our group discussions

Class Materials:

  • camera
  • self
  • journal