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A Natural Eye: The Expressive Landscape — Big Sur, California

with Eddie Soloway

December 9 – 14, 2022

  • Package Price $1695.00
  • Standard Deposit $300.00

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COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2022, Santa Fe Workshops requires that all participants attending be fully vaccinated (per definition of the CDC) and provide proof of vaccination. This requirement applies to students, staff, and instructors.

Course Description

Eddie Soloway takes his popular Natural Eye workshop on the road to Big Sur, California, south of Carmel. The rugged beauty of this coast has captivated such icons as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, and generations of nature and photography lovers. Inspiration is found everywhere—from mountain streams cascading through redwood groves, to wild beaches, to gloriously lit sunsets. If you love the outdoors yet find that your photographs keep looking like pretty postcards, join Eddie as he helps you see the natural world with fresh eyes, moving into the world of abstractions, reflections, layers, movement, and then deeper into the realm of concepts and imagination.

Our adventure begins at 6:30pm Friday evening with an orientation and a presentation on “Pursuing Your Passion in Photography.” The workshop concludes at 10:00am on Wednesday.

A Natural Eye immerses you into creative ideas for making fresh images in the camera, practical insights into how to get what you see into a finished photograph, in-the-field sessions, and a chance to review your efforts. Eddie also schedules one-on-one meetings with each participant.

At the end of the workshop, you find yourself focused less on objects and things, and more on the magic of moments and the essence of places. You stop chasing the light and learn to enjoy the fine art of wandering. You learn that if you hear more and touch more, you photograph with more sensitivity. In a world distracted by cameras, pixels, and software, spend a week building your vision.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

This workshop is open to all photographers with a working knowledge of their camera, whether a DSLR, mirrorless, or phone. If you wish to participate in image reviews, you will need to bring a laptop or tablet, and a working knowledge of the digital workflow. This would include the ability to download your images to your laptop or tablet, make selections, size, name, and transfer images to the class computer.

Complete details of what to bring, where to meet, and how to prepare, will be sent a month before.

Special Notes:

Out of courtesy for registered participants, friends and spouses traveling with participants may not attend workshop meetings and events.

Policies:

NOTE: SFW’s decision to run or cancel On-the-Road workshops with Eddie Soloway is made no later than 75 days prior to the start date.

  • Withdrawal more than 60 days prior to the start date of your workshop, SFW will refund all payments made, less a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the deposit.
  • Withdrawal 60 or fewer days prior to the start date of your workshop will result in no refund.
  • We strongly suggest everyone obtain travel insurance in the event of unforeseen circumstances during or before the workshop.
Accommodations:

Upon registration you will be sent information on the group’s room block to secure a room at the Big Sur Lodge (bigsurlodge.com).

Package Price INFO:

$1,695.00 includes workshop sessions, meeting room snacks and a group dinner on Tuesday evening. Travel to and during the experience, lodging, and additional meals are not included. Indoor sessions are held in the common space of Eddie’s room at the Big Sur Lodge.

Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art, Nature & Landscape
© Jake Rutherford
about
Eddie Soloway

Eddie Soloway is a photographer, teacher, and storyteller committed to opening our eyes to the natural world. He has taught photography and creativity for leading photographic institutions and schools around the world. He is the founder of Taproot, an online creative gathering. As an educator, Eddie has received the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from CENTER and been named one of America’s best photography workshop teachers by Photo District News.

Eddie is the author of the book, One Thousand Moons, the SEE THINK DO photo cards, and the Expressive Landscape video series.

A popular workshop instructor, Eddie is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Website: eddiesoloway.com

Instagram: @eddiesoloway

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