Redefining and Refining Your Photographic Vision
March 29 - April 4, 2009
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The experience of feeling stuck or lost can be fertile ground for artistic growth, offering opportunities to explore who you are as an artist and what your photography is about, opening up new avenues for moving your art and your career forward in a more conscious way. In this highly personalized workshop we look closely at our creative process, develop fresh ways to deepen our vision, and discover new directions. Examining participant’s past bodies of work and current shooting styles, participants search out threads and themes that represent their most authentic selves, uncovering unexpected ideas for appropriate subject matter.
Inspiration is sparked by a balance of conversation, demonstrations, shared readings, writing exercises, portfolio reviews, and personal reflection. The week includes photographic exercises, assignments, and critiques as well as daily field trips with Doug, with time for individual attention. One-on-one and small group pairings create a progressive and dynamic environment for growth and change; fun and laughter are essential parts of the mix.
Doug Beasley explores the spiritual aspects of people and place in his photography. In “Sacred Places,” an ongoing body of work, he investigates what is considered sacred, spiritual, and ritualized in our own and other cultures, and how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. Another ongoing project, “Earth Meets Spirit,” explores the inner relationship between self and nature. Past bodies of work include “Disappearing Green Space” and “Sacred Sites,” which looked at the Lakota Indians of South Dakota, the Mayans of Guatemala, and shamanism in Peru.
Doug’s work has been exhibited internationally and is widely published in magazines such as The Sun, B&W, Shots, and PhotoVision. His first book, Japan: A Nisei’s First Encounter, describes his journey to his mother’s homeland. This is Doug’s sixth year teaching at The Workshops. His Web site address is www.douglasbeasley.com.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is open to photographers of all levels of experience seeking to expand their creativity and vision. Participants may choose either C-41 print film or digital capture. A portfolio is not required for admission; however, a working knowledge of your camera in manual mode is essential. See the "Camera Usage in Manual Mode" section of General Information.
On-campus housing available.
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Meal plan required
Tuition & Fees
Model, Location, and Materials Fee: $80.00