Seeing with New Eyes: A contemplative approach to photography

The advent of the digital camera has made photography much more accessible to everyone. But what do we take photos of? Snapshots of friends and family? Lovely landscapes? Beautiful sunsets?

In this workshop we’ll use the camera to look at the world differently. Drawing on contemplative photography and mindfulness practices, we’ll discover beauty and mystery in the ordinary.

This is not a technique class, although we might touch on technique as we seek to refine an image. This is not a class focused on the technology of a digital camera or photography software, although you’ll probably learn something about both. This IS a class where you’ll practice becoming quiet inside so that you can truly see what’s in front of you and discover the wealth of imagery that’s always right there if you just pay attention.

During this six-hour workshop, we’ll practice a series of exercises with and without the camera to help you begin to look at the world differently. During our extended lunch break from 12:00pm-1:00pm you’ll head outside or to Woodstock to take photos. The afternoon will be an opportunity to review everyone’s photos and discover how quickly we can begin to see with new eyes.

When: Saturday, September 30;  10:00AM to 5:00PM

Price:  $85

Location: Artistree Community Arts Center and Gallery, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067