People ask me what I mean by the Art of Seeing. Quite simply, it’s the ability to turn off language based Logic-mode thinking and momentarily exist in C-mode, where thinking happens in ideas, images, and feelings. It’s familiar territory to us all…we go there automatically when we look at pictures and we innately understand its vocabulary. That's why...
Download: Shifting Into C-Mode
There’s more to photography than f-stops and Photoshop. Unfortunately, most of us are left to figure out the ‘other half’ of photography on our own. That’s because most people think creativity is a talent, something that can’t be taught. They’re wrong. Creativity is a muscle and the Photographer’s Eye is a skill we can all learn. “Shifting Into C-Mode (Creative Mode) contains a dozen of my favorite exercises for sharpening your creative vision. Think of it as a workout plan for your right brain. Just like any workout plan, you still have to do the work to get the results but it’s alway helpful to have a roadmap (or Google Maps) to find the quickest route to your destination.
Our India photography workshop itinerary covers the best of the must see monuments including the incomparable Taj Mahal but we veer off the beaten path as often as possible in search of more genuine visions of Indian life, such as: the Holi Festival of Colors, the magnificent Taj Mahal, Varanasi on the Ganges, Jodhpur (aka the Blue City) and a camel safari in the Thar! desert.
I’ve had my eye on the Andes for a while and now it’s time to explore. Care to join me? I love big mountains and the Andes are as big as they come in the western hemisphere. I’ve done a little homework but I cant say for sure exactly what we’ll find there. Machu Picchu is a no-brainer of course. I’m also dying to try my hand at those crazy reflection photos and night photography on the giant salts flats of the Salar de Uyuni (google it). Rainbow Mountain looks awesome too and I know we'll have some great opportunities to capture some of the indigenous cultures of the Andes. But beyond that, it’s a mostly a mystery. That’s what makes it so appealing.