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Photograph with Intention

With Laurie Klein


Learn and practice the art of making, rather than taking a photograph. How many times have you returned from a photo shoot, excited to see your fabulous images, only to find yourself wondering, “What was I thinking?”  If you have trouble getting what you want or even determining what you want, then this class is for you. We will explore conscientious picture making: how to gain clarity, find intention, pre-visualize, and execute ideas and feelings. 
Laurie studied with Ansel Adams who thought and wrote extensively about "the ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure." Explore and expand your own ability to pre-visualize your images through meditations, mindful exercises, journaling, and role playing. 

  • You will learn to pre-visualize and develop trust in your photographic process.
  • Hands-on work will include detailed visualization exercises and location shooting. 
  • Bring to class your notebook and camera.

About Laurie Klein
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Laurie is recognized worldwide for her arresting infrared photography. Her work embodies a soft passionate style that very often depicts the feminine experience, relationships and natural landscapes. She was a protégé of the iconic photographer Ansel Adams. She teaches her craft and mentors students of all ages including fine art students and professional photographers throughout the world. Her work has appeared in hundreds of magazines and she is the published author of three critically acclaimed books. Laurie is also an accomplished motivational speaker and spiritual guide who conducts workshops for women in transition.

She received her M.F.A. from Ohio University and her B.F.A. from R.I.T.

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