Gain eye-opening new perspectives as instructors Olaf Willoughby & Eileen McCarney Muldoon fuse Eastern teaching insights with the styles of legendary Western masters in this four-part intensive online workshop.

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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets for 4 Wednesdays, Feb 21, 28, Mar 6 & 13 from 6:30-8pm ET.

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Walk in the footsteps of the masters as we learn from the lives and works of iconic image makers. We’ll look at the poetic street scenes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose decisive moments of human drama revolutionized reportage photography. Plus others working in different styles and genres. For example, Michael Kenna, master of lyrical landscapes, Aaron Siskind whose graphic images are a study in “less is more”, Saul Leiter whose striking New York color work unlocks new ways of seeing.

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We discuss which of the all-time greats resonates with you and assign that master to you for the shooting assignments. Your photography will be all the richer for this change of perspective.

Immerse yourself in Shu, Ha, Ri a traditional Japanese style of learning which will expand your photographic vision.

  • Shu – Study the masters through recreating their styles
  • Ha – Assimilate by blending their techniques with your own
  • Ri – Innovate freely, unbound from imitation

Shooting assignments are given at each stage of Shu, Ha, Ri. Personalized guidance and group critiques will help deepen your skills.

Course outcomes

You will leave this workshop with the confidence to push your photography to new creative heights. Join us for this opportunity to reshape your artistic perspective on our extraordinary world.

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All images copyright Eileen McCarney Muldoon & Olaf Willoughby.

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Instructor: Eileen McCarney Muldoon

Eileen is a fine art photographer living and working in Jamestown, RI. Her photographic style has been described as painterly, but she prefers to attribute her style to the gift that photography has given her to see the world with the eyes of an artist. She uses natural light as a means to express emotion. When Eileen is not working on her art, she is teaching photography at local, regional and international workshops. Her work has been exhibited at Newport Art Museum, The Providence Art Club, Mystic Arts Center and numerous galleries throughout New England and New York. Additionally, Eileen has had two books published and is currently working on her third.

Instructor: Olaf Willoughby

Olaf Willoughby is a photographer, writer, researcher and facilitator living in London. His life paths include a career in marketing, where he consults on the use of storytelling to improve business communications, and a passion for photography where he shoots and writes to develop his creativity and fulfill a desire for advocacy. Olaf is the co-founder of The Leica Meet a Facebook/website group that currently nearly 18,000 members.   He has been endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund in the distribution of 5,000 ebooks to raise money for environmental causes, and was featured on the International Polar Year website. Over the past several years Olaf has spoken on the art of using storytelling to improve business communications in London, Basel, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Athens and Chicago.