July 30-August 4, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
Rethink your expectations of what it means to “see.” Revitalize your imagery by exploring relationships between subject, camera, and self. Redefine what is essential about your approach to creative expression.
In this workshop with internationally renowned photographer Douglas Beasley, you will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not “taken” but “made.”
You will experience daily field trips, along with photo exercises and site-specific assignments selected for their unique potential for internal and external experience and growth. Zen and the Art of Photography provides a balance of conversation, meditation, sharing photos, critiques, writing exercises, readings, and poetry.
You will learn to:
During these five days, Douglas offers a challenging invitation to create more powerful imagery by cultivating simplicity. You will also become sensitive to choices of lighting, composition, depth-of-field, and exposure issues and benefit from practical advice you can take into your ongoing photo making long after the workshop.
Douglas Beasley is the founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops and teaches photography classes at different art and cultural centers throughout the world.
With his extensive teaching experience, Doug emphasizes personal expression, transformation, and creative vision over product and the mechanics of camera use, helping each student find their own voice.
Throughout his career, he has worked as a fashion photographer and for various advertising, educational, public-service, and nonprofit organizations. His personal work, supported by grants and commissions, is widely exhibited and collected, including a permanent installation at the Castello d’Albertis Cultural Museum in Genoa, Italy, and in sacred places throughout North America.
He has also been featured in numerous photo magazines, such as Zoom, The Sun, B&W, Photo District News, SHOTS, and PhotoVision, and is the creator of Vision Quest Cards, which provide photo assignments for visual and spiritual growth.
His first book of photographs, Japan, A Nisei’s First Encounter, offers insight into his journey to his mother’s Japanese homeland. His most recent, Earth Meets Spirit, explores how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. In addition to teaching, Douglas also works on fine-art-based projects internationally.
Re-energize the images you make by examining your inner process in order to more powerfully express what you see.
Gain unique insights and experience with an internationally renowned photographer.
Try out practices such as meditation to tap into your inner experience and connect with yourself and your subjects in important new ways.
Download a sample schedule.
Open to all levels of experience, but more suited to those looking to expand their creativity and vision than those seeking technical help.
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.
*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
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