Chicago Botanic GardenChicago, IL
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
July 14 & 15, 2018

This weekend workshop will revitalize your photography practice by exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments, and daily field trips, we will learn to deepen our visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making image making both more personal and more meaningful. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but made. We become stronger visually by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then use that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject, whether it’s a person, place, or thing. The power of intuition fueled by the proper balance of contemplation and decisiveness (be mindful/act now) will be explored. Attention will be paid to lighting, composition, depth-of-field, and exposure issues, but more importantly, you will practice using this information to make more powerful and meaningful images.

Who should attend?
Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera; the creative process of image making will be emphasized over the mechanics of camera use. Open to all degrees of experience, but better suited to those looking to expand their creativity and vision.

• View student photography from Vision Quest workshops
• View Portfolios of Doug’s photography

Dates: Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15, 2018

Location:  Chicago Botanic Garden, Highland Park, IL

Workshop Fee: $374.00 (members receive 20% discount) + $20 materials fee

To Register: Contact Chicago Botanic Garden

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