There is not a “fragment” in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.
~ John Muir

I recently began a photography class with Kim Klassen. “My Still Sunday” is all about carving time out for yourself, taking nature walks, gathering organic materials and using them to create beautiful still imagery. When I read the description I thought, this is the class for me!

While I love the impromptu still shots of everyday life, I also enjoy the process of designing and setting up a still life image. The beauty of this is that you can use so many different elements, from things found in nature, to food, to clothing…anything really. It’s also a wonderful way to tell a story, create a mood, or just display some of your favorite things.

I know many of you are familiar with Kim’s classes and beautiful work. If not, I encourage you to check out her site HERE and be inspired!

15 thoughts on “foraging

  1. I love Sherry’s comment and couldn’t agree more. Your work is so unique, I think you should be the one giving the lessons. I particularly like your nature still life.
    I have taken most all of Kims classes but have decided that setting up stills was not something I enjoyed after giving it several years. I did learn tons from her though through the process. You will love it even though you have tremendous skill already.. Enjoy your foraging.

  2. Beautiful live and still photos, Susan! Play with light and materials that you already do so well….and thanks for the link to Kim’s pages, very inspiring indeed.

  3. Love that John Muir quote.
    and I love that you, whose photography is so admired, still take classes!
    All the images are great, but the one with the acorns really caught my eye

  4. I would have said you have your own unique and very beautiful photography style. I would have thought you would be the one offering a class and I would love to learn from you! So it goes to show that we can all learn even more from others — may you continue to thoroughly enjoy the class. We are so fortunate to be the recipients of your visual beauties. These images demonstrate your harmonious style — thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us. I can hardly wait to see more.

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