Guided by Eddie Soloway, expand your creative horizons in the inspiring landscapes of midcoast Maine, discovering new ways of seeing and capturing your surroundings.
Aug 21, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023
Workshop Fee: $1895
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 12
Imagine someone walking into the room where you are right now, glancing quickly around, and describing the scene by saying that there is a person looking at their computer—you.
The ant on the floor, however, sees a giant landscape of towering shapes. A person who gained sight for the first time sees a two-dimensional world devoid of depth. Picasso sees you from different angles, all coming together as one. A long lens sees one thing outlined in sharp clarity, surrounded by an out-of-focus wash of colors.
For the last 30 years Eddie Soloway’s workshop “A Natural Eye” has offered a fresh perspective on landscapes, and now he’s launching new ideas for photographers, writers, and visual artists that catapult your vision and enthusiasm into new dimensions.
Our home base for this creative week is spectacular Mid-coast Maine, a stone’s throw from wild beaches, northern hardwood forests, and quaint New England villages. There we explore creative strategies for expanding our ways of seeing— from ideas right under your nose to insights delivered by encounters with unfamiliar visionaries, cultures, and species. We examine how artists have used their unique visions to bring completed bodies of work into the world while challenging ourselves to experiment with innovative ideas on our own.
As we immerse ourselves in a Maine summer landscape and explore myriad ways of seeing the world afresh, you discover how “I had no idea!” becomes “That is so cool!”.
This workshop is open to photographers, writers, and visual artists. After each session, participants are asked to interpret a new idea through their chosen medium. Photographers need to come with the digital skills to download, select, and upload their images.
All images copyright Eddie Soloway.
Instructor: Eddie Soloway
Eddie Soloway is a photographer, teacher, and storyteller committed to opening our eyes to the natural world. He has taught photography and creativity for leading photographic institutions and schools around the world. The Santa Fe Center for Photographic Arts (now CENTER) awarded Eddie the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award, and recently Photo District News named Eddie one of America’s best photography workshop teachers. His book, One Thousand Moons, was published in 2004, the dvd, A Natural Eye Workshop, in 2009, A Natural Eye video series in 2015, and SEE THINK DO Photo Cards in 2017.