Contemplative Photography workshops

Date(s) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

North County Center at Jamestown Community College


You can learn Contemplative Photography, an approach to photography that encourages clear seeing, at either of two workshops offered by Jamestown Community College and led by Audubon Nature Center program director Jennifer Schlick.

The first will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 in Room 109 of the Carnahan Building on the Jamestown campus, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown.

The same material will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at JCC’s North County Center, 10807 Bennett Rd., Dunkirk.

Perhaps the most traditional approach to photography is to go after a particular subject matter. This workshop introduces a different approach, a purely perceptual – as opposed to conceptual – approach based on The Practice of Contemplative Photography by Michael Wood and Andy Karr.

You may find this approach liberating, meditative and relaxing when you let go of expectation and artifice and instead give yourself to the experience of perceiving what the world offers. Participants will walk with no preconceived idea of what they will photograph or do with the photograph later. Instead, they will be open to allowing the world to surprise and delight them.

Jennifer Schlick has been a serious photographer for more than a decade. She has shown work most recently in the Women Create Juror’s and Founders’ Show at the 3rd on 3rd Gallery in Jamestown, in a solo exhibition at the Lakewood Memorial Library in Lakewood, NY, and in “I Call This Home,” a joint exhibit she brought together at Jamestown’s Prendergast Library.

Take your camera with a fully charged battery and an empty memory card. Dress for the weather;  some exercises will be done outside, weather permitting.

The cost for the workshop is $29. The registration deadline for both sessions is Monday, May 23.

For the May 25 Jamestown campus class, register for Jamestown Community College Course Number 7146 by calling (716) 338-1005.

For the June 1 North Center campus class, register for Jamestown Community College Course Number 4827 by calling (716) 338-1005.

See mail and in-person registration guidelines here.