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Zen and the Art of Photography
with Doug Beasley
July 31 - August 6, 2011

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Revitalize your photography while exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through daily field trips and exercises, we learn to deepen our visual awareness, while simplifying and clarifying our approach. By expanding the boundaries of our vision, we discover the unique in the ordinary, and the creative potential in the commonplace.

“Zen and the Art of Photography” provides a rare opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to see. We start with the notion that a photograph is not “taken” but made. We learn to create powerful images through finding our own voice, while remaining open to the possibilities of the present moment. We become better photographers by staying in touch with our inner selves, and by using that awareness to better connect with our subject.

A balance of conversation, meditation, readings, poetry, and any other means necessary sparks our inspiration. We spend much of our time in the field, on daily photo adventures with Doug. Site-specific exercises and assignments are concerned with both internal and external experience and growth. We pay attention to the most effective use of natural light, as well as exposure issues—but our primary emphasis is on the “inner process” of image making.


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