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The Art of Seeing
with Elizabeth Opalenik
June 19 - June 22, 2013

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Perception and creativity are the cornerstones of visual style; it is not the subject but the photographer's point of view that makes a great photograph. A single image can have the power to stimulate the imagination and the intellect while also telling a story that awakens the senses. Our challenge is to explore the nature of creativity itself and discover ways to bring its power to our photographs. Over a four-day period, we enhance our own personal aesthetics and discover how to visualize and interpret in new ways. As a result, we develop creative skills necessary to produce strong and compelling images.

Each morning begins with exercises and a review of the previous day’s work. Together we analyze the images, discuss how to cultivate our visual talents, and consider the stylistic strategies of master photographers. Through afternoon assignments we explore the dramatic New Mexico light and learn to see our surroundings in a fresh way.
Individual or smaller group meetings with Elizabeth help you consider current projects and future directions. Discussions about presenting and exhibiting your work are enhanced by a visit to a local gallery to talk with the director about photography in the context of the art world.

Join Elizabeth as we learn to create images that stimulate the viewer’s senses and spark their imagination.

COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE (Course Level 300): For an additional fee, participants may elect to receive one hour of college credit through Hastings College upon successful completion of this workshop. Those interested in earning credit should inquire with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops at the time of registration, 505-983-1400, Ext. 11.


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