The Coastal Star

The Contemplative Landscape with George DeWolfe

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The Contemplative Landscape with George DeWolfe

Time: March 5, 2012 from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Location: Palm Beach Photographic Centre
Street: 415 Clematis Street
City/Town: West Palm Beach
Website or Map: http://www.workshop.org
Phone: 561-253-2600
Event Type: workshop
Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2012

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Event Description

Throughout human history, people have traveled to natural places hoping to see and restore their lives in new ways. For many it is a spiritual quest. As photographers and artists on such quests, we strive to create images that capture the underlying mystery of a seemingly ordinary place. The goal of this workshop is to learn to observe more deeply, and to find and capture such images in the landscape through a combination of awareness and perception.

The Contemplative Landscape begins with awareness exercises in photography that we have developed over the past 40 years. These skills include mindfulness that helps put you in the moment and perceptual skills that offer primary access to the visual working of the human eye-brain system with which we create our images. The perceptual exercises pull you away from the defeating process of copying landscape images made by others and help you develop your own authenticity.

The Contemplative Landscape workshop seeks simplicity, wholeness, peace, and grace. It attempts to make a clean break from the accepted conventional world where we usually live and casts us into the "spiritual desert" of ourselves.

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