As the world reflects our inner self and soul; we set out to wonder. To discover the best of what is and what might be. To transform the mundane into the magical. If we set ourselves out to see from a space of awe and joy, we just might find our own artistic craft hidden among the pitch pines and emerald moss.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”– Howard Thurman
“Wondering” – Adjective. Openly curious, with the intent to connect with nature. To experience magic through our sight and heart; each and every day. To transform our creative photography and journaling, from the mundane into the wonderful.
The only requirement of this method is a desire to craft images - "Of Found Wonder," and if not found initially on the trail, to spend a bit of time transforming them into such a state of wonder afterwards. All that is needed is: A Walk, a Camera, and Nature. Welcome, to this infinite journey outward, and back again.
Outcomes of the Tree Roots Course
Establish a Creative Photography Practice with Nature
Train Your Eyes To See, Find & Create Beautiful Images Anytime, Anywhere
Learn Which Software Apps & Desktop Systems Can Transform Your Photos From "Meh" to Marvelous
Learn the Art of Crafting Your One Unique Photographic Perspective
Learn about the Scientific Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature
Connect to and Support Nature Each Day
Create Organized Libraries of Photography Books to Record Your Adventures
Tree Roots Course Content Photo Assignments
Wonder On & Out Just for Fun Activities
Facts about the Health Benefits of a Practice of Wondering in Nature
Trail Signs & Anchors
Mindful Walking with Mantras Music to Get Your Shoes On & Out the Door (Norwegian Artist Alexander Nakaranda’s Adventuring music) And More !
What Pre-Requisites are Needed to Take This Course
A Basic Working Ability to use your Camera Phone or DSLR. A Passion for Photography & the Outdoors.
Who Is This Course For ?
Any Level Photographer looking to Start a Creative Practice with Nature
Anyone who wants to train their sight to see beauty everywhere, anytime
Anyone who wants to learn easy to access techniques to transform mundane images into magical.
I love the way course makes it easy to slow down and look for the magic in everyday life. I live in a big city and I don’t get the chance to go the woods very often. Taking the time to see the beauty that is literally in my backyard is so powerful. Love the format of the course and the content is simply priceless!"
Laura Braun; Critical Care Nurse at OHSU Hospital The Wonder Compass practice is more than an education vessel of how to redefine the brilliance, creativity, and spark of photography. What stands out about this course is Molly's visceral appreciation of nature and life experiences. Her lessons expand far beyond the camera lens, and help learners to explore the world from a place of mindfulness, appreciation, and opportunity.
Xochitl Ramirez; Academic Advisor Higher Ed Now days purposely connecting to nature is a must a way to care of our body and souls. Capturing nature pictures not only we get to see beautifully places we get to capture them using a phone or a camera to save those memories. I think this course will bring joy to many people’s lives.
INSTRUCTOR BIO The Wonder Compass Instructor Molly's background is in the areas of Photography, Journalism, Higher Education, & Art.
Contact Molly With Any Course Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org