August 6-11th, 2017, The Good Eye: Honing Your Photographic Vision with Elizabeth Watt


August 6-11th, 2017, The Good Eye: Honing Your Photographic Vision with Elizabeth Watt


$975 Workshop tuition only

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Anyone can develop a ‘Good Eye’ with practice. It’s a muscle we can build like any other. This workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico will focus on refining your powers of perception and getting in touch with your unique visual voice. Have you ever wondered why some photographs of the mundane—the ordinary in everyday life—resonate with
us so powerfully? What makes certain images so magical, original or illuminating? It’s about actively ‘seeing’ as opposed to passively looking. It’s about shifting our filtered, judgmental, habitual mindsets. It’s about having ‘fresh eyes.'

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When we drop the visual clichés we see beauty all around us. We’ll focus on understanding the difference between good and great photography—the aesthetic aspects of visual discernment such as composition, light and shadow, perspective, depth-of- field, color, symmetry, texture, line and curve.

Through illustrated talks, daily exercises and explorations that bring us closer to real ‘seeing,' you’ll learn how to refine your critical eye and take your photography to a new level.

Participants should bring their camera of choice— iPhones are fine— a journal, your ideas, and most importantly an open mind. There are no mistakes…failure is an opportunity…taking risks is applauded.

What participants are saying:

"Thank you, Elizabeth, for being exactly the teacher I needed at just the right moment... Cartier-Bresson's decisive moment, to be exact!
You have opened my eyes to a whole new way to experience the world...and for that, I'm very grateful." -Marilyn, from Philadelphia, USA

"Thank you Elizabeth for the rich, generative, deep-dive experience you gave us. It was exactly what I needed. Grateful for the tools you gave us that allow us to see with more clarity and capture the beauty and quintessence of life." Stephanie, from San Miguel and founder of SpaceClear.