24 Nov 06/03 — 04/2017 | GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Zen and the Art of Photography
Zen and the Art of Photography
Date | June 24 & 25, 2017
Time | 10AM – 4PM
Location | Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock Denver CO 80204
Cost | $375 General Public $349 Members
Instructor | Doug Beasley
Website | douglasbeasley.com
Skill Level | Open to all – Open to all levels of experience but better suited to those looking to expand their creativity and vision.
Revitalize your photography while exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments and daily field trips participants will learn to deepen their visual awareness and self expression while clarifying their approach, making their image making both more personal and more meaningful.
This workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but made. We become better photographers by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then use that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject, whether it’s a person, place, or thing.
This is a challenging invitation to redefine not only what is personally suitable subject matter but your whole approach to photography. Inspiration will be sparked by a balance or conversation, meditation, readings, poetry, or whatever means necessary. Bring your camera and plenty of film or extra memory cards because most of the day you will be working on photographic exercises and assignments to facilitate both internal and external experience and growth.
This is the perfect workshop if you are looking to take your photography to a deeper more personal level or if you want to try an abbreviated version of Doug’s popular week long seminar on “Zen and the Art of Photography’. The SE Center for Photography seeks to encourage and inspire the photographer in all of us. It’s located in the charming Village of West Greenville, a textile mill village turned arts district.