Zen Camera: The Art of Slowness
Robert Stahl, Instructor
Dates: September 17th – 19th, 2021 (9am-4pm)
This workshop in color photography will emphasize developing one’s creative eye. Guidelines and strategies will be provided to cultivate awareness, presence, and imagination. We’ll also show how an appreciation of ‘zen in the arts’ can benefit the creative process and learn the ways simplicity, minimalism, and slowing down can lead to a deeper connection with your photographic vision.
Field excursions with the instructor will be conducted in Coupeville and vicinity. These field sessions will provide an opportunity for classroom evaluation. As well, one-on-one meetings with Robert will be available to review previously photographed work brought to the workshop. Come join us for this inspiring workshop celebrating the artistry of self-expression with a camera!
Required Texts: More Than a Rock: Essays on Art, Creativity, Photography, Nature, and Life by Guy Tal and The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life by John Daido Loori
Instructor Bio: Robert Stahl is an award-winning photographer who teaches photo workshops at the Pacific NorthWest Art School in addition to teaching photography and literature classes at Seattle-area colleges (North Seattle College, Highline College, and The Creative Retirement Institute sponsored by Edmonds Community College). He has led photo trips to Alaska, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Iceland, France, Peru, Antarctica, Patagonia, India, the Desert SW, and the Pacific NW. Robert has lived and taught in Japan and his work is represented by Getty Images and has appeared in Eastman Kodak and National Geographic publications.