We all begin our photography in much the same way: by walking around with camera in hand, looking for nothing in particular and finding patches of light, anomalies, things that are nice, things that are strange.
Things that, above all, surprise us.
We make some pictures. One of them opens a way for us. So we start looking for more such pictures. Suddenly we are … photographers.
This online workshop is about going back to our beginnings. We set aside the photographers we have become, while still drawing on the skills we've acquired over the years. Assignments reawaken awareness of the childlike mind that is the heart of creativity. We listen to a few lectures and presentations, and we engage in a series of exercises that loosen us up and carry us forward in our work.
We use photography not to picture what we know, but to find reflections of what we don’t. The more we let go of ingrained habits of seeing and thinking, the more we can make work that doesn't strive to capture images of something external.
Ultimately, we are not after photos that affirm what we already know. Instead, we seek ways to make our experience of things clear and real, first for ourselves and then for others. We are rewarded with fresh and compelling images that surprise, delight, and maybe even amaze us.
Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions.
Class will meet 12:30 – 3:30 pm (Mountain Time) starting April 26 and ending May 8 (Wednesday, Friday, Monday, Wednesday, and Monday — five online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.