The Flowers of
Monet workshop has expanded. The workshop now includes:
Two new abstract
Two days of
learning techniques to make impressionist-style images.
NEW BENDING LIGHT
Created using the
techniques taught at this workshop, I have set some of my best abstract
and impressionist images to music.
The video is posted
on vimeo.com. To watch it just click
Claude Monet is considered the founding member of the impressionist
movement in painting. Impressionist art is based on the use of color,
which has to "draw" the motive without resorting to line. Monet used the
effects of light and color in order to capture the changing conditions
of his subjects, transforming Nature into art.
intensive workshop will photographically follow in the footsteps of
Monet as we use
photographic techniques to turn "reality" into art.
Monet, who studied his subjects intently, planned his paintings and
worked hard to achieve his results, you will spend eight days
immersed in the beauty of the flowers and gardens of the Monet estate.
Time enough to study, visualize and create impressionistic and abstract
images of nature. This workshop begins by throwing out the standard
dictums of flower photography and introduces to a whole new paradigm in
creative photography. Cameras not longer are a means to capture a scene
but are, instead, blank canvases on which to paint. Flowers are not
subjects but sources of light, color, and shape: our paintbrushes to
create new and unique images.
is a lecture-based workshop that will introduce to a number of new
photographic techniques that will change the way you visualize subjects
and create new artistic definitions. Each day will feature two field
trips into the gardens to complete assignments followed by a review and
critique of you field work. All our garden photography sessions will be
conducted before and after public hours.
At the gateway to Normandy
and only 45 km from Paris, the village of
Giverny (pronounced Jee-va-nyee), the Monet Estate and the
surrounding Normandy country side will be the setting for this
eight day workshop. It is an area incredibly rich in color,
flowers, landscapes, and ancient architecture creating unlimited
photographic opportunities. Our days will be spent
learning and applying advance techniques and unique tools to the
art of abstract and impressionist flower photography. Using elements of
light, time, focus, lens selection, filters, depth of field, and
motion, you will be able to use these techniques in the field in
order to create visually stunning abstract and impressionistic images of
your own making.
all Mark's workshops, professionally-mentored field work is emphasized
supported by lectures, critiques, tech talks and question and answer
sessions. Almost every day is spent in the field to
provide opportunities to work on your art. Plenty of one-on-one time with
Mark is built in so that he can provide on-the-spot guidance via
interpretive questions and personal experience as you work on finding and
developing your personal vision. Participants must be familiar with all
the operations of their cameras along with a good, working understanding
of the principles of composition, basic image design and metering.
to change due to weather and group abilities)
Arrive/meet at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France
early/mid morning and transfer to
our lodging in Giverny. Afternoon lecture. Preview walk through of
the gardens followed by dinner.
||Generally two field shoots day
are scheduled in the Monet gardens. Field shoots will be conducted
early in the morning and early evening before and after the grounds
are opened to the public. The balance of each day will be spent
editing and critiquing field work and exploring the village of
||Depart for airport in the morning
Workshop costs Include:
Lodging, breakfast and dinner. RT ground
transportation service between Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, France and Giverny; applicable entrance fees; taxes
and service charges.
Meals not indicated above; activities not indicated on itinerary;
travel/baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; gratuities; personal use
items such as phone, laundry, etc. Please note that laundry service is
available at our lodging for a nominal fee.
Air fare costs for flights from participants home city to
Charles de Gaulle
airport, Paris, France
are not included. Participant is responsible for making their own
arrangements for an early morning arrival in Paris for the start of the workshop.
Deposit/Payments: For full payment registrants a deposit of
is required at the time of registration. A second payment of
$500.00 is due
no later than March 1, 2016 if registering more than one year in
advance. The balance due in full
before one hundred and fifty (150) days prior to the start of the trip.
Reservations: Due to the popularity of this trip, making an early reservation is recommended. You can reserve a place by
registering on-line or by calling
Wildlight Photography at (612) 804-7377 during the weekday office hours of 9:00 am-4:30 pm
We accept credit cards (VISA, MC, Discover).
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 150 days or more prior to departure, a refund less a cancellation fee of 50% of your initial deposit will be made.
Per person charges for cancellations received 120 days or less from the
trip start date are as follows: 120-91
days - 65% of trip cost; 90 or fewer days
prior to departure - 100% of trip cost. Note: In
addition of cancellation fees, deposits required to guarantee hotel
rooms, entrance fees, or local transportation may be nonrefundable.
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covering baggage, accident/life and trip cancellation is highly
recommended as these policies are strongly adhered to. Wildlight Nature Photography reserves the right to cancel
any group due to insufficient registration. In the even of such
cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as
possible and a full refund of trip payment will be given. Wildlight
Nature Photography is not responsible for additional expenses incurred
in preparation for a trip.
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to substitute hotels of similar category for those indicated and to make
any changes in the itinerary where deemed necessary or caused by changes
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