Wednesday evenings, 6-9 pm, October 5-December 14 (10 weeks). No Class November 23
Instructor: David Ulrich
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people to see without a camera.”
—Photographer Dorothea Lange
Learn to employ the eye and the mind and incorporate both perception and concept into your image-making. Direct perception in the present moment constitutes one of the foremost ways of knowing about the world and yourself. Cultivating expansive sight can deeply enrich your life and help create compelling, authentic images that grow from your unique way of seeing. As photographer Alfred Stieglitz observes “In one’s way of seeing lies one’s way of action.”
The action of seeing becomes a powerful tool for creative expression and for personal, creative growth.
Through a combination of assignments distilled from David’s 40 years of teaching photography, instructive slide shows, and supportive critiques within an atmosphere of creative intensity, participants combine alert visual perception with critical thought and careful analysis of visual communication through images. Learn to refine your vision and expand your creative possibilities. A portion of the class content is derived from David’s current manuscript, Deep Perception: Cultivating the Art of Seeing.
Open to photographers of all levels and with any type of camera, including cell phones.
Class takes place on Zoom software. Please submit 6-8 jpg images, representative of your work, for the first class. Instructor will send Zoom link and instructions for submitting images through Dropbox or Google Drive prior to the first class.
David Ulrich is a professor and co-director of Pacific New Media. He is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals. Ulrich`s photographs have been exhibited internationally in over 75 exhibitions. He is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity and Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography. His new book, The Mindful Photographer: Awake in the World with a Camera, was published by Rocky Nook press in April 2022. www.creativeguide.com