Light in Life photography retreat - Sat 5 June (Online)

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Discover the power of your smartphone or camera to see God within the ordinary, using light as a metaphor for life. This one-day online retreat is for anyone with a camera or smartphone and will help you discover the art of contemplative photography and help you see your locality in new ways.

The skills learnt can become part of your everyday spiritual exercise, seeing God in the ordinary, strengthening relationships & building mental resilience. No photographic skills are required, simply a camera you can use.

No knowledge of photography is required and the retreat does not focus on the technical aspects of photography (modern cameras can do most of the work for us).

Facilitated by Steve Radley, the day will include three online sessions, plus time offline to explore the exercises with your camera.

Steve Radley is an Anglican Priest and award winning photographer with the Guild of Photographers who combines the creativity of photography with theology and his postgraduate study of War and Psychiatry. He aims to help people find in new ways the light and beauty present in their life, helping to promote spiritual and mental wellbeing. He has served as a member of the Lee Abbey Community, in parish ministry and in the RAF Chaplains Branch where he developed an interest in mindfulness meditation. On leaving the military he undertook professional photographic training. Within photography he discovered a profound healing from some of the trauma and poverty he saw whilst deployed in the military. We can never choose to unsee past events and experiences, but we can choose to see beauty in the present moment. The accessibility of photography (drawing with light) provides a powerful tool to help us slow down and see the light of life in new and exciting ways.

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