Do you ever wonder where inspiration comes from? What are the necessary components that contribute to a creative life? Jane Fulton Alt has thought a lot about these questions, and she has come up with some answers.
Join her on a five-day adventure to explore your own answers while basking in Santa Fe’s magical light, amazing landscape, and distinct blend of Spanish, Native American, and Wild West culture. Together we discover how to be more receptive to our muses as we learn how to make compelling and memorable photographs, taking full advantage of the magical hours when, as e.e. cummings put it, “is becomes if.”
Our days are designed to expand your photography skills through photo assignments, lectures, writing, and group discussions. After covering the basic foundations of image-making—including use of light, composition, and content—we engage in group and individual critiques. We also address the fine art of editing, a crucial element in sharing one's work. Throughout the week, we discuss how to overcome creative blocks and connect to inspiration for generating new work.
Each day you move closer to actualizing the poet within while breathing new life into your photographic practice, and you return home with a new set of tools, as well as a deeper understanding of the creative process and a realistic plan for sustaining your art practice.