A photowalk incorporating mindfulness and photography for creative self-expression and use in daily life

3h over 1 session

Course Description 
In this photowalk held at the Botanic Gardens, participants will be introduced to the practice of mindfulness by an experienced professional, practise techniques they can use in daily life, and will apply its concepts to photography. Participants are to bring their own cameras they are comfortable with. Smartphones are suitable too.

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Workshop Fee

Richard Koh
has been practising photography professionally since 2003, and was formerly an engineer. He has been sought after for meaningful and authentic photographs for corporate and editorial purposes. His photographs have been exhibited and won awards internationally. Visit his website at Amaranthine Photos.

Teo Kai Lin is a mindfulness practitioner. She obtained a Master of Arts in Contemplative Education in 2010 and a Certificate in Mindful Educator Essentials in 2017. SHe was an associate lecturer for nine years with a polytechnic and has spent more than 17 years in the public service and social sector. She is interested in how we can live with greater presence and compassion in our lives, and cultivating mental, social and emotional well being, especially in young adults.

Next Dates
Sat 15 May 2021, 8am to 11am
The workshop will meet at and dismiss from the Botanic Gardens. The exact meeting point will be communicated to registered participants closer to the workshop date.

Course Overview
• Composing creative images
• Introduction to mindfulness
• Mindfulness exercises
• Photowalk incorporating aspects of mindfulness
• Sharing of images
• Review and debrief

Technical requirements:
Participants are to bring their own cameras they are comfortable with. Smartphones are suitable too.

[Phase 3] Covid-19 Health & Safety Advisory and Measures
Please note this photowalk will take place offline, at the Botanic Gardens. The following measures will apply:

  • Maximum class size of six participants + two instructors
  • Participants to wear face masks throughout and to be seated at least 1m apart from each other
  • Instructors to wear face masks, or face shields are permitted while they are teaching and they must maintain a distance from the participants

Please refer here for our full advisory on health and safety in light of Covid-19 and do not hesitate to contact us with further queries or concerns.

Please note
This outdoor workshop will proceed rain or shine. Participants are advised to come attired for accordingly (eg with an umbrella and a cap) and to bring drinking water and snacks as you wish. The workshop will entail walking around the gardens so you may wish to carry minimal personal belongings.