Photography & The Emotional Landscape | Omega
June 2015
Douglas Beasley

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Photography & The Emotional Landscape

June 28, 2015 – July 03, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Douglas Beasley

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

This photography workshop is not about making “pretty” pictures or postcard-like records of our travels. It is about making a deeper, more authentic connection to the world around us, then learning to express that connection through our photography.

We use land, sky, and water, as well as ourselves, to transform an emotional experience into a visual one. This workshop is about making—not taking—photographs by nourishing a deepening in ourselves, and then bringing that awareness into our photo-making process. We work on giving our photos more layers of meaning to make stronger, more powerful images.

Inspiration is sparked by a comprehensive balance of conversation, meditation, sharing photos, reviews of past work, critiques, writing exercises, readings, poetry, photo exercises, and in-class photo assignments.

This workshop is open to all levels; you should have a good working knowledge of your camera. Digital and film cameras, in all formats, are welcome.

More Information

Course begins Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland

Steal like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon

Why People Photograph by Robert Adams

Beauty in Photography by Robert Adams

God Is at Eye Level: Photography as Healing Art by Jan Phillips

Things to Bring:

Bring a laptop with editing software and a card reader, if you have them. 

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.-Noon p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.-Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.-Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.-Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.-Noon Workshop
Noon-1:00 p.m. Workshop

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Douglas Beasley

Douglas Beasley is founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops. His workshops worldwide emphasize heart, soul, and vision over the mechanics of camera use. Extensively exhibited and published internationally, Beasley’s second photo book is Earth Meets Spirit.