See with New Eyes
Saturday: May 4th, 10am – 4pm
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30pm, May 8th – June 12th with no class on the 15th
Cost: $140 for 6 sessions
Register: Artistree Gallery
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 (5 hour) 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 5 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.