Zen & The Art of Seeing
Part I (Two Sessions)
A Kind & Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography



This class is for all of those who have been wanting to make the leap out of Auto mode on their Camera and take the next step with their Photography. In this Two-Part Class, you will be patiently guided into the world of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and the Basics of Composition & Design. There will be much inspiration shared and ample time to venture forth into the field to put your new skills into practice – together. You can do this!

Participants should plan to bring their Camera, Camera Manual, Notebook & pen, & a Tripod if available.


Zen & The Art of Seeing
Part II
Photography As Meditation



If you are interested in learning to use your Camera to expand your relationship with Nature, be inspired, and help you to cultivate Inner Peace this workshop is for you!

Have you ever looked at the veins in the petal of a flower? Noticed the beauty of the reflections of tree branches on a stream behind a parking lot? Seen how extraordinary the dance of Light of snowmelt can be as it flows down a local street? How many colors can you name that you’ve seen glistening like sparks on the snow in your own backyard? When we slow down and look, really Look, we are gifted with “New Eyes” with which to experience the Beauty of Nature at a level that most people never take the time to notice.

Using the Camera as a Meditative tool we expand our Connection to the Natural world and hence, the Divine. The process itself is largely the Purpose. The images you create become a bonus and an inspirational reminder of the value of slowing down to See.

 This Course is suitable for all levels of Photography experience and consists of both Theory, Guided Meditation, and Practice in the Field. Participants must have a working knowledge of their own Camera. (Digital SLR preferred but not required. Point & Shoot, SmartPhone, & Film Cameras are Permitted.) If you are new to Photography it is recommended (but not required) that you attend “Zen & The Art of Seeing Part I: A Kind & Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography” before you take this Class.

In addition to their Camera participants should also bring a portable chair or matt to sit on outside, a hat and/or sunscreen and a water bottle for the Field. Young Adults over the age of 16 with a serious interest in Photography are welcome with parental permission. Participants must also arrange their own transportation to the Field-work site. This Class is subject to the weather & will be rescheduled as necessary.

Check the Events page for the full schedule of classes.

Elisabeth J. Levy is a Professional Photographer based in Bethel, CT. A lifelong Artist and Nature enthusiast, Elisabeth has been utilizing her camera to express her unique view of the world since she was 16 years old. This is also the age Elisabeth discovered the value of Insight Meditation. Elisabeth believes passionately in the essential role Art and Mindful Awareness play in society and strives to inspire and comfort people with her work. For questions about the Class please contact Elisabeth at or (914) 261-3509.