Zen and the Art of Photography
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:
- Deepen your visual awareness
- Make images that are both more personal and more meaningful
- Connect with your inner self and use that awareness to deepen your connection with subjects, whether people, places, or things
- Develop the power of intuition fueled by the proper balance of contemplation and decisiveness.
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.
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.
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Open to all levels of experience, but more suited to those looking to expand their creativity and vision than those seeking technical help.
Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650
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