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The Joy of Abstract and Impressionistic Photography:
Photographing the Pt. Reyes National Seashore


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pt reyes nature photography workshops“Jimmy, great workshop!! It was a load of fun being out at the boathouse and up on Chimney Rock. Thank you for your enthusiasm, joyful conversation, and artistic inspiration. You are very good at getting us to try new ways of seeing and taking photographs. It got me invigorated. I spent the last two nights going through my images, and I have to say, I am very happy with a number of them.
I hope to see you again o
n another photo tour, or maybe on a river.”    

— Robert Watters

The Joy of Abstract Photography

pt reyes photography workshop We’ve all from time to time isolated a detail out of a landscape or the cityscape and been intrigued and inspired by the possibilities of this nonrepresentational way of expression. Abstract photography does not mean the same thing to everyone and creating an abstract image can often be easy: blurring a piece of a waterfall, the paint streaks on a weather-beaten door, or an extreme close-up of a flower. Yet, creating great abstract images takes imagination and practice. Although there are no official guidelines for making fine art abstractions, Jimmy will, in the course of this one-day seminar, open students’ eyes to the colors, patterns, rhythms, and textures that surround us in nature and to the challenge and rewards that derive from using our creative imagination to create stunning works of art.

Through a slide/digital presentation and lecture and mid-late afternoon field session, Jimmy will also inform students about composition, exposure, the quality of light, filters, and digital settings to help students refine their photographic skills and style. Both digital and film photographers are welcome. Students should also bring 5 prints to share of your abstract or impressionistic work.

Pt Reyes Nat'l Seashore
: 1 day; May 11

Saturday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

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and workshop details will be sent to enrollees
after registration.

Course Fee: $115 includes slide and lecture/discussion near Pt Reyes Nat'l Seashore and field work in the park. Fee does not include transportation or meals. Our meeting place at Point Reyes National Seashore is an hour and a half north of San Francisco, CA. Enrollment limited.

To enroll in the class call (415) 717-4570, Mon-Fri, 11:00 am-4 pm. You may also e-mail or mail in the Registration Form with payment in full. Our Photography Reservation Form is available on our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (415) 717-4570 or email at photo@riverjourneys.com

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 James Katz
P.O. Box 807
Bolinas, CA 94924


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E-MAIL: photo@riverjourneys.com

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