A Thin Place: A place to go to feel at peace, a place to be in touch with one’s origins, a place to go to feel one’s natural self, a place to be in touch with one’s soul. It’s a place where the veil between heaven and earth, between the sacred and profane, between our creator and ourselves, is lifted and we connect in an intimate way with the universe.
We have all, I hope, felt this once or several or many times in our lives. It could be alone at the ocean, or in the desert, the mountains, or even a cathedral. And, just perhaps, is could be while with another who is in a similar state of seeking – seeking what we may not know but with an openness and experience and seek and commune with our higher power.
So how does this relate to a photography workshop you might ask? Through a series of readings, meditative exercises, solo and small group wanderings (camera in hand), we’ll be open to experiences of all our senses and begin to intuitively develop the awareness of translating feelings and experiences with the medium of photography. We spend time along the ocean shore, and in the forest primeval. We explore the creative potential of photography to record our feelings and experiences in ways you have not have thought about before. And we’ll add in some music as well to lift the Spirits in more ways than one.
His photographs have been displayed in numerous venues in the Pacific Northwest and have been published in Popular Photography and the Alaska/Horizon Airlines magazines. He leads photography workshops, as well as one-on-one mentoring sessions, on a variety of topics including digital workflow, composition and creativity, creation of photo books, and travel photography. Chuck also teaches a popular introduction to photography class for elementary and middle school students. Chuck is also the author of several books, including “Photography and Thin Places,” available through blurb.com, and “Journey On! Vacation Planning for the Best Trip Ever,” available through amazon.com.
Need more info? Call Evelyn at 505.685.1001 or Angela at 505.685.1002.
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
- Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.