Winter, 2014

RhubarbSeeing with New Eyes: Photographic Renewal for Caregivers
Artistree Community Arts Center and Gallery, Woodstock, VT

Thursdays, January 23 – March 6, (no class Feb 20) 6:30–8:30pm
Tuition: $125
Register: Artistree Gallery

Summary:  A photography class to help caregivers find respite and renewal through the lens of a camera.

This course is specifically designed to give caregivers who spend much of their time taking care of others (aging parents, the chronically ill or physically challenged, children, etc.) respite and renewal through photography. Taking time for ourselves, we will use the camera as a vehicle for becoming present and quiet inside as we explore the wealth of imagery that is always right there if we just pay attention.
In this class we will use the camera to look at the world differently. Drawing on contemplative photography practices, we will discover the beauty and mystery in the ordinary. Each week we will do a series of exercises with and without the camera to help you begin to look at the world differently. There will photography assignments between sessions to be reviewed at the next session.  As we progress through the class, you will have the opportunity to identify your own photographic aesthetic. At the same time, you will also discover ways to share the story of your life as a caregiver through the images that you capture.

Fall, 2013

©Revealed Presence™ Photography, 2013Intro to Lightroom
Artistree Community Arts Center and Gallery, Woodstock, VT

Wednesdays, November 6 – December 4, 6:30–8:30pm
Tuition: $95
Register: Artistree Gallery

Summary:  Learn the basic modules of Lightroom including the “Library”, “Develop”, “Slideshow” and “Print Modules”.

Full Description:  Lightroom is a photo managing and processing software package created by Adobe by photographers, for photographers.  In this four-session introductory series, you will get the opportunity to design a workflow that will meet your needs as a photographer.  You will learn to manage your database of images, process your photos to make them stand out, and publish your final images in a variety of formats – as a print, slide show, or posting to an online photo service.  Each session will be devoted to one task with homework assignments that will give you the opportunity to practice and integrate the wide set of features offered by the software.

Notes:  For this class you will need a copy of Lightroom, a laptop and a set of photographs to work with.  If you do not own a copy of the software, you can download a trial version for the class from the Adobe website.

Seeing With New Eyes: Meditative Photography

The following class was cancelled for this fall because not enough people registered.  If it’s a class that interest you, please email me and I will put you on a list to be notified when I offer it again.

©Revealed Presence™ Photography, 2013Summary:  Drawing on contemplative photography practices, we will use our cameras to rediscover the beauty and mystery in the ordinary. Although we may occasionally touch upon technique and composition, the purpose of this class is to access a quiet internal state, helping us to see the wealth of imagery that surrounds us.

Full Description:  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? Scenic views? Beautiful sunsets?

In this class we’ll use the camera to look at the world differently. Drawing on contemplative photography practices, we’ll discover the 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 composition class, although we might consider small tweaks to an image to improve its composition. 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.

The first Saturday session we’ll do a series of exercises with and without the camera to help you begin to look at the world differently. For the remaining two-hour sessions, we’ll review images you bring to class in response to thematic weekly assignments.  As we progress through the class you’ll begin to recognize your photographic aesthetic and during the final session you’ll have an opportunity to develop and show a portfolio of your best work.

Notes: Please bring your digital camera to each class.  You’ll also need access to the internet outside of class to upload images before each class. If you’re a visual artist, not a photographer, this class will use the medium of photography to provide material for your artwork.

2 Responses to “Classes”

  1. Carol Gray Says:

    Carla, love to see the new direction in which you are teaching/sharing your craft/skills. Wish that I lived closer to take the Seeing with New Eyes workshops. And very reasonably priced. Am thinking how we could make a connection in Gloucester? Maybe in the spring or summer you might be able to offer it in two week session. It would also bring in a new audience. Must admit my idea is a bit self serving as i would love to sign on.
    Carol


  2. Hi Carol,
    Let’s talk! I think it would be very possible to do the first one-day session in Gloucester and then the remainder through a webinar format. (which I’ve been giving thought to recently). Also, I’m always looking for a reason to come to Gloucester. I love it there. Send me an email and lets’ think about the logistics.
    Carla


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