Photographic Education Group workshop
Photographing the Oregon coast with John Wimberley
August 28-29 2010
Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive Newport, Oregon 97365
Limited to 15 students
This exciting workshop provides a unique opportunity to photograph the stunning Oregon coast with world-renowned photographer John Wimberley, The Portland Metro Photographic News recently called “Oregon’s Photo Laureate”. Anyone with a camera is welcome, regardless of experience level, age, format, or whether using film or digital.
Class sessions and supportive, productive portfolio reviews will be held at the Newport Arts Center. Field trips to special, nearby locations to photograph will provide an opportunity for John to provide both group and one-on-one instructions.
The emphasis will be on the inner awareness and exploration of each photographers’ personal relationship with potential subject matter. We will learn effective and proven methods to establish “right-relationship” with whatever we are drawn to photograph, allowing our intuition, emotions, feelings, and the essence of our individuality to fully enrich our photographs.
This is a rare chance to spend a fun, fascinating weekend photographing one of America’s most beautiful places with “One of America’s finest living landscape photographers.”
Bring your camera and be prepared for an enjoyable and enlightening experience.
John Wimberley was born in Bermuda during 1945, and currently lives in southern Oregon. He began photographing in 1966 while serving in the US Navy.
In reviewing his first one-man show in 1973, Artweek wrote: “The first thing that one is made aware of is that the photographer, John Wimberley, is a craftsman of the highest order. His prints are not merely technically correct, but wonderfully alive.” John became a sought-after expert in black and white film development.
In 1983 John had the first of two, two-man exhibitions with Ansel Adams. Now, with more than 44 years in photography, John’s critically acclaimed work has been honored with more than 70 major exhibitions, and is represented in more than 500 public and private collections. As The Herald of Monterey, California recently wrote: “Wimberley’s undisputed technical mastery is but the springboard for visual poetry of spiritual realms. What remains unnoticed by most, as seen through Wimberley’s eyes, becomes a powerful, mysterious invitation.”