Picture Nature

A 6 week guided photo exploration of the beauty & wonder of the natural world. We begin on 3/22.

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things of nautre have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." -Eleanoa Duse

Come alive this spring with Picture Nature; a unique and creative photo project to help you to see the beauty and wonder of the natural world around you in a whole new light. 40 simple yet transformative photo prompts will encourage a daily interaction between you and the boundless beauty that nature has to offer. Both poetic and playful, photographer and writer Tracey Clark shares pictures and photo prompts that will encourage an engaging, accessible everyday photo practice, focused on the great outdoors. Added bonus materials including all new weekly photo editing videos will further enhance and inspire your experience.

As the season transitions from the cool starkness of winter to the subtle warming and blooming of spring, everything around us—and within us—begins to shift and change. This transformational awakening of the nature world makes it the perfect time to focus on the magic and mystery of nature's bounty and beauty.

Here's what to look forward to:

  • 6 weeks to ponder, play, and appreciate nature together, cameras (mobile or other) in hand (3/22/21-4/30/21)
  • 40 inspiring nature-based photo prompts (1 per day via email & accessible online)
  • An online classroom with access the prompts and the option to share your images and interact with other participants
  • All new weekly mobile photo-editing app demo videos that lend themselves to nature photography
  • An invitation to join The Picture Series private Facebook group (optional)
  • A downloadable printable deck of 60 Picture Nature Discovery Cards (think photo-scavenger hunt that can be incorporated into your Picture Nature photography practice)
  • The downloadable Picture Nature eBook (including images, inspiring quotes & all 40 prompts)

Discover how bringing a daily photography practice together with the refreshing and restorative power of nature can inspire a new perspective and nourish your creative spirit—one picture at a time. Join me as we Picture Nature together!


“What I've loved about Tracey's classes is that she has a beautiful way of inviting us to notice the beauty around us in ways we've taken for granted before. Opening our eyes in that way is so lovely and so important, not only for photographers and writers, but for me as a person wanting to more fully appreciate my life."

Your Instructor


Tracey Clark
Tracey Clark

Photographing the beauty of everyday life for over 25 years has continued to fuel Tracey's passion for sharing the insights and inspirations she’s gathered along her creative journey. Creator of The Picture Series, author of Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood, co-author of Expressive Photography: A Shutter Sisters Guide to Shooting From the Heart, and founder of Shutter Sisters, she enjoys telling stories by weaving pictures and words together. Tracey lives in sunny Southern California with her family and emphatically believes that perspective—and love—changes everything. Follow along on her daily Instagram adventures at @traceyclark or find her at TraceyClark.com.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does Picture Nature begin and end?
It begins on Monday, 3/22/21 and ends on Friday, 4/30/21. During this 6 week window, the project can be enjoyed via daily prompt emails and/or in a shared, classroom-style experience. You will have access to the content of Picture Nature for as long as you'd like, following the end date. This allows you the freedom to continue to participate and/or revisit the content in a self-paced capacity once the initial 6 weeks are over.
Is Picture Nature a guided project or is it self-paced?
That's up to you! For the first 6 weeks (3/22/21-4/30/21) Picture Nature will be guided by Tracey (in an online portal/classroom and via daily emails) and is designed to be shared with the community of students enrolled in the project. You are encouraged to participate daily but you can also just use the prompts on your own, at your own pace. The choice is yours. Also note that after 6 weeks, the content will still be accessible in a self-paced capacity.
Is the content of Picture Nature new?
The 40 photo prompts are the same prompts offered in the Picture Nature project and eBook that ran in November 2019. The photo-editing tutorial videos are all new, as a special bonus for this offering specifically.
What kind of camera should I use?
Whatever camera you've got (including your phone)! Any and every camera is welcome in the Picture Series. The whole idea is to get inspired to shoot with whatever camera is making you happy these days and above all else, to enjoy yourself. The photo-editing tutorial videos will be demonstrating different photo editing apps via my iPhone.
Do I have to be "outdoorsy" to participate in this class?
The beauty of nature is that it can be found as close as your kitchen window sill (think potted plants) or as far as the peak of Mount Everest (and EVERYWHERE in between). The prompts can be translated in any way that works for you and your daily comings and goings. You're encouraged to spend extra time outdoors if you are so inspired by the prompts (wandering, observing, exploring, discovering) because a little fresh air is good for the body and the soul! But it's entirely up to you.
Is this a photography class?
Picture Nature is a photography project but it's not a photography class. The Picture Series (Picture Nature included) is a series of themed photo-centric prompts to encourage and inspire a consistent photography practice and in turn, a way to see (and picture) your everyday life in a whole new light. While you'll be using your camera (any camera!) as a creative tool for the prompts, technical photography lessons are not a part of the project.
Are refunds available if I'm not enjoying the project?
Yes. If for any reason you aren't enjoying the project, you may request a full refund.
What if I have technical difficulties?
If you are having any tech or admin issues, you can search the Teachable Knowledge Base, contact Teachable directly or email Tracey at [email protected]
I took this class, should I take it again?
Absolutely! The past time Picture Natured was offered it ran through the months of October and into November. This time it's part of March and all of April so needless to say, Nature will look QUITE A BIT different this time of year!
If I took it before, do I get a discount?
Yes! If you were on the 2019 Picture Nature class roster, you'll be getting an email with a discount code. The same goes if you paid for the eBook so check your inbox for a discount code from me! If you didn't get the discount code, just email me and I'll send it over! [email protected]

"Your class has really brought me home, back to myself, to my natural gift, to my vision, to my voice, and I love being able to share it with others. I wholeheartedly thank you for that."



 

Picture Nature

A 6 week guided photo exploration of the beauty & wonder of the natural world. We begin on 3/22.