On Location
Santa Fe

The Poetry of Place

with Susan Burnstine

July 22 – 26, 2024

  • Tuition $1995.00
(includes meal plan, see below)
  • Location Fee $135.00
  • Standard Deposit $400.00

Course Description

What makes an image transform into poetry? And how can we, as photographers relate that to a sense of place? Certain external elements help us develop an intimacy with our subjects, but authenticity and emotional connection are what lie at the heart of every successful image we create, and these elements are only found within.

Over five days together, participants discover innovative ways to reimagine the world around us by learning skills to uncover and identify their unique interpretations and communicate a deeper meaning of place, irrespective of genre—be it landscape, still life, portraiture, nature, abstraction, photojournalism, self-portrait, or documentary. Through on-site exercises, classroom discussions, group critiques, guest artist talks, and portfolio reviews, we explore the many ways in which self and place can interact, learning to connect our personal narratives to our external surroundings.

Join Susan for five days of inspiration and discovery in Santa Fe. As we make our way through the city and its distinctive high-desert surroundings, you learn to create meaningful images that reach far beyond the literal photograph.

Additional Information

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

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.

Activity Level:
To get the most from your workshop experience, participants should be in good physical (mobility, stamina) and mental health. Come prepared for the high elevation of Santa Fe, long days, and seasonal weather including high temperatures. You must be able to carry your own photographic and personal gear at all times, both on campus and on location. You are responsible for being open and honest about your physical fitness, and we reserve the right to remove you from the workshop if we find your fitness to be less than that which you have described.
Participants should be able to engage in moderate outdoor exercise for up to an hour or more at a time including off-trail walking on uneven terrain including sand, dirt, and loose rock. Location work is likely to include early morning and/or late evening shoots.
Policies:
Accommodations:

Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.

Meals:
Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner at the Friday evening Image Presentations, and daily beverage service are included.
Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art
about
Susan Burnstine

Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published, teaches workshops internationally, and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK).

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

Get to know Susan in our Inspiration Series video »

Instagram: @susanburnstine

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