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MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS

  • WESTERN MASTERS/EASTERN INFLUENCE at Maine Media Workshops
  • JULY 16 - JULY 22, 2017

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.

Goals

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.

Outcomes

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

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  • LONDON LEICA STUDIO, LONDON, UK
  • WESTERN MASTERS/EASTERN INFLUENCE

  • Summer 2017
  • Date to be determined.

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  • BROOKLYN WORKSHOP SEPT OF 2017
  • LightDance workshop: Destination Brooklyn, Unlocking Mysteries

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.

  • 10.00 am: time to get shooting. Brooklyn is big. Over 80 sq. miles of buzzing diversity. With architecture ranging from brownstones to bridges and communities from Hasidic to hipster there are stories of everyday life everywhere.
  • Olaf and I had pre-selected different areas of Brooklyn to suit the mood and style of each day’s assignments. The group was free to shoot alone or together and we generally did both.

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.

  • Next day: gotta start the whole thing all over again!! Both Olaf and I want to offer a huge vote of thanks to our group for making this workshop such a pleasurable combination of good photography and good friendship.
  • We’re already planning for next year.

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SANTA FE WORKSHOPS

SPRING OF 2018

WESTERN MASTERS/EASTERN INFLUENCE

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