We are home — again. Just when we thought we were safe to leave the house, the pandemic shows up again — and likely will for years to come. We are still facing so many unanswered questions, and along with our collective sense of hope, creativity will get us through these uncharted times.
At home, a place we thought we knew well, we see our everyday surroundings in new ways as we shift to living in the present. As storytellers, we strive to understand our worlds through image making. While engaging in a creative process is sometimes a solitary pursuit, we are lucky enough to share our unfolding experience through this online workshop.
Homescapes: The New Paradigm is a collaborative experience that explores what it means to reimagine our home in its many comforts, challenges and unexpected surprises, through a photographic lens. Led by SFW’s Founder, Reid Callanan, this workshop takes place online with a small group of passionate image makers and explores the role photography plays in our current lives — with our homes and personal lives as backdrop.
In our online space, we investigate the foundational principles of making strong photographs. Light, frame, point of view, and moment are the essential elements of well-seen images. We discuss the insights needed to capture the illusive, and decisive moments that highlight our current state as home-bound photographers. We explore the graphic building blocks of successful composition — foreground/background, framing, layering, and perspective. Reid uses his extensive knowledge about the history of photography to share images from photographers who have changed the face of the medium, and hopefully inspire you to create images with impact.
Photo assignments encourage you to rediscover “home,” then Reid leads group image reviews of this new work. He also shares inspiration from his favorite books and influences as he guides this personal journey of discovery.
Refine your abilities to produce a strong personal diary of images from “home” that are imbued with meaning, grace, and clarity in this live online experience with Reid.
Basic computer skills are necessary as well as the ability to edit and download images using an editing software.
Reid Callanan is Founder and Director of the Santa Fe Workshops. In addition to his responsibilities leading The Workshops for the past 32 years, Reid is also an accomplished photographer who welcomes the opportunity to teach workshops whenever he can.
Reid started photographing in 1974 during a semester abroad at Richmond College in London and has been making images ever since using a variety of photographic processes including silver halide, Polaroid imagery, and now digital capture. His photographic projects include a personal diary of images called HOMESCAPES, black-and-white portraits made in Cuba and Mexico, and most recently iPhone travel images posted to Instagram.
In 1994 Reid founded the non-profit Santa Fe Center for Photography, now known as CENTER, and is currently Vice- President of its Board of Directors. He serves on the President’s Council of the Texas Photographic Society; on the Board for American Society of Media Photographers Foundation; and on the Advisory Board for Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion.