slow photography in italy: seeing with our senses and our souls
Create photographs through the eyes of the heart
Dates: May 28 - June 3, 2017
Instructor/Leader: Catherine Anderson
Cost - $2995
“The eye, which is called the window of the soul, is the principal means by which the central sense can most completely and abundantly appreciate the infinite works of nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Our senses come alive when we travel to a new place. Our eyes in particular are drawn to textures, colors and shapes that are not part of our everyday environment. In the ancient town of Orvieto, this heightened sensitivity will encourage us to create photographs through the eyes of the heart. The slower pace of life in the Italian countryside invites us to slow down so that we are open to discover new ways of seeing the world around us.
Catherine will use discussion and practical exercises to guide you to developing your unique language of vision. We will consider how our photography can be improved by applying the seven Da Vincian principles of Curiosità, Dimonstrazione, Sensazione, Sfumato, Arte/Scienza, Corporalita and Connessione. And of course we will spend time out in the beauty of Orvieto and the surrounding area with our cameras applying these principles in a practical way to make soulful and meaningful images.
In addition we will create three-dimensional Doors of Orvieto using photographs of doors found in this historic city. Everything you need to make these Doors will be provided by Catherine in your supply kit, and you can also include any special small mementos you find during the week should you so wish. Catherine will also show you how to make the most of the Photo Apps on your iPhone and iPad to enhance your images in many different ways with texture, layers, text, vignetting, vintage overlays and more, so you are encouraged to bring an iPad or similar device with you if you would like to learn these techniques.
Cost - $2995. Fee includes:
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Click here for a video outlining the week of the 2015 trip with Catherine.
Catherine is the author of The Creative Photographer published by Lark Books in 2011. Her journey of self-discovery has taken her from attorney to photography franchise owner to creativity-workshop facilitator. She loves being a creativity mid-wife assisting others to give birth to their creative eye.
Catherine teaches photography related workshops in her studio in Charlotte, NC and at Art and Soul, the John C. Campbell Folk School and the Buddhist Retreat Center in South Africa.
Catherine’s work has been featured in Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media by L.K. Ludwig, Collage Lab by Bee Shay and Interactive Art Workshop by Kim Rae Nugent as well as Life Images by Somerset. Her photographs from the exhibition Children of Ixopo: Hope and Survival in a Time of AIDS are in the permanent collection of Winthrop University. Catherine’s website is www.creativepilgrimage.com/
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