Exploring the World in Blur

with Roxanne Bouché Overton

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Course Description

Back by popular demand with Santa Fe Workshops, Roxanne Bouché Overton is teaching a five-week online workshop this spring. This program, limited to twelve new students, moves deeply into the technical tools and creative vision of intentional camera movement, multiple exposures, and composite work with the goal of helping each student evolve their unique style and personal voice.

Roxanne says of this special opportunity to teach and mentor a small group of students, “photography is visual storytelling, but it doesn’t have to be a literal interpretation. Life is full of choices, and my choices are rarely literal. I want my photography to engage the viewer to use their own imaginations to interpret the stories I tell. In this virtual workshop, I look forward to building a creative environment to explore the world of blur. We spend our time together focusing on new ways to use ICM, multiple exposures, and some compositing in post-processing to transform literal scenes into something magical. Shutter speeds, camera motion, and layering in post are the primary tools we use to craft our images in the world of blur, but most importantly we practice looking differently.”

Ernst Haas, a true master of the fine art of color photography, once said “I am not interested in photographing new things—I am interested in seeing things new.” When you stop and think about these words from Ernst—everything we have ever photographed can be seen and captured again and again with surprisingly diverse results. This workshop introduces you to new ways to look at ordinary things and capture them in extraordinary ways.

Join Roxanne this spring and take your photographic technique and vision to undreamed of heights.

Additional Information

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera and proficient using layers in post processing.


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Creative Vision, Fine Art
Roxanne Bouché Overton

Roxanne Bouché Overton has won multiple awards for her innovative photography, which captures what she calls “liminal time—that space that is neither here nor there.” Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and in addition to leading workshops internationally, she’s made presentations for PSA, Northern California Council of Camera Clubs, and the Royal Photographic Society. Roxanne is the author of several books, including Advanced ICM Techniques, Think Before You Shoot, The Art of Mindful Photography, Catching My Peripheral Vision: Finding Clarity in Blur, and Critique – A Path to Creating Exceptional Photography.

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