14 Aug The Streets of Vancouver as seen by workshop participants

Source: Olafs Photoblog

In my last post, I wrote about the privilege of working with a very talented group of people. I was really impressed by the way my students merged the elements of the Simplicity-In-Seeing program with their own way of seeing to create stunning imagery.

As we walked around the Streets of Vancouver, we all saw the same scenes but we connected, visualized and framed the scenes very differently. If there are two things I really insist on during my workshops they are visual risk-taking and the free flow of image-centred, honest discussion. Not only does this approach allow us to make remarkable progress but it also helps us gain the courage and zest to evaluate our own work. It was remarkable to see how quickly we passed the pleasantries period and went straight for SEEING THE IMAGE, CRAFTING THE IMAGE and EXECUTING THE IMAGE.

The most satisfying moment for me was when my students applied the principles of the Simplicity-In-Seeing program and worked the scene intensely to produce one strong image, which was not only stunning but their own. For me as a teacher this is priceless.

Today I would like to share with you some images taken by my students. They captured them, post-processed them and sent me the final version. They are posted as such. It is not post-processing that is important to me but their way of seeing. Today I would like to share images taken by Peter Faris, Anna P., Robert Wayne, Robert Raisler and others.

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