SPONSORED BY LEICA WITH COMPLEMENTARY USE OF THEIR EQUIPMENT
A unique pathway to exploring your photography
with Eileen McCarney Muldoon & Olaf Willoughby
In this imaginative and intensive workshop Eileen and Olaf will combine a study of the works of some of the masters of photography with Eastern philosophy to inspire you to explore a new visual style.
This workshop answers the question, ‘how do I develop as a photographic artist?’
During the week we will cover…
The idea of seeking artistry through evaluating the works of the masters is thousands of years old. We will tap into the intriguing Japanese practice of Shu Ha Ri which embodies the principles of study, assimilation and innovation.
Shu (study) involves slowing down to gain an in depth understanding of a masters work and internalising that style of shooting.
Ha (assimilation) switches the emphasis to back to your own work. We reflect on how these new approaches to seeing can benefit your personal style.
Ri (innovation) is where we no longer need the master. The foundation of the first stages breeds the self confidence to shoot in refreshing new ways and opens new doors to your creativity.
The disciplined deep study of a master and this Eastern philosophy will elevate your work to new heights.
You will leave this workshop inspired and find your personal work enhanced.
This workshop is intended for those who have a working knowledge of their camera and want to expand their creative and artistic skills.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE VISIT http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/western-masters-eastern-insights
I co-taught this Street Photography workshop with Olaf Willoughby in 2015 and 2016. The results were beyond what we had hoped for and it is our pleasure to share more about the workshop and show some of the work here.
The concept was that each day, in a different part of Brooklyn, we would explore the progression of Street Photography and shoot in the style of the masters of those times.
8.30 am: fresh coffee and bagels started the day over breakfast where we painted a picture of the evolution of Street Photography, beginning with the first man-in-the-street image in 1838. We went on to explore various definitions of and approaches to Street shooting.
Each day we explored the work of chosen photographic masters and set that in the context of the main cultural, artistic and technical photographic influences of the period.
3.00 pm: back to base for image downloading, selection and processing. This workshop single mindedly concentrated on shooting. We didn’t need to clutter the time with Lightroom tutorials or portfolio reviews, so our participants were free to devote themselves exclusively to camera work.
4.30 pm: upload and project each person’s images for feedback and discussion. All our group were experienced photographers and it certainly showed in the high standards of creativity and ingenuity in their work.
7.00 pm: time for dinner, a glass of wine and some good conversation at a local eatery.
SANTA FE WORKSHOPS
SPRING OF 2018
WESTERN MASTERS/EASTERN INFLUENCE