I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. John Muir
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. John Burroughs
These quotes set the stage for “Dialogues with Nature: A Photography Workshop.“ By connecting with nature and the world around us we can improve the photographs we make. This workshop is for everyone of all levels wishing to see and photograph nature and the world around them in a new way.
In a mindful way, connecting with nature’s beauty, we take daily photographic excursions to many of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful estates, gardens and farms. Beginning with a thorough explanation of Digital Photography, basic and advanced photographic principles are put into plain words. With a hands on approach – learning to see the light is explained as well as information on color, form and composition. There is much to be learned from the landscape that surrounds us and in this workshop we explore through photography ways to tune in to our surroundings and ourselves with the intention of making new and better photographs.
Through guided instruction, daily excursions, slide shows and critique we learn from each other how to see in new ways. There is a lesson to be found in all things and how this touches us and manifests itself in our photography is different for everyone but always a magical experience. It is my goal to help everyone experience this feeling with their art and photography.
Hope to see you in our class soon.