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Spirit of the City: San Francisco 2009 *** FULL ***

Spirit of the City: San Francisco
August 22–28, 2009
(Sat at 7:00 PM – Fri at noon)
Instructors: Craig Tanner; Peter Baker
Tuition: $1,295
Deposit:  $300

Our Pledge to You

Join us on one of America's most celebrated cities for for 5 1/2 days of photography.   We are excited about this new workshop for 2009.

Our Spirit of the City workshops offer an amazing smorgasbord of photographic subjects including landscapes, architecture, macro, night photography, and street photography of people. San Francisco is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and is home to stunningly dramatic landscapes and architecture and extremely culturally rich opportunities to photograph people. Craig will be teaching this workshop with Peter Baker, is a native of the San Francisco area and is intimately knowledgeable about all the city has to offer. The focus of this 5 and 1/2 workshop is one on one instruction in the field followed by supportive review of the images created. Presentations will include but not be limited to composition, creating dynamic landscapes, shooting architecture at twilight and night photography, creative techniques for macro photography, approaching and photographing people on the street, shooting with the Lensbaby and a technique presentation which covers fundamental field techniques including exposure, depth of field, and stop and implied motion. We throw in some very helpful Adobe Photoshop techniques throughout the week to round out the creative process. 

To register for this workshop, please use our online contact form and select Workshops in the choices for subject.  In the Message section, please let us know that it is this workshop in which you are interested.



As this is the first year for the Spirit of the City:  San Francisco workshop, we invite you to view the comments of participants of some or our other workshops:

The Next Step workshop was a wonderful experience… fun, and highly educational. It really made me think a lot about what it means to be creative, and how to improve my personal creativity. Amazing teachers, and a highly supportive and motivated group of participants.. I can’t wait for my next  workshop! -- Jennifer B. (Next Step Workshop participant March 2008)

I was sure that attending the Street Portraiture Workshop would help my photography skills grow. I could never have expected the amazing experience which unfolded. Craig and Marti have designed a workshop that will expand you as a person and open you up to creativity in a whole new way. There is no way to describe what you can expect as the experience will be unique for everyone. I can tell you that if you go to Savannah and open yourself to this journey, that Craig and Marti will guide you through experiences that will spark your creativity and photography, and quite possibly open you to look at the world with wonder again. -- Kate L. (Street Portraiture May 2008)

Additional Information

Getting There:

The closest commercial airport is the San Francisco International Airport – (SFO)  There are rental cars available at the airport. We will release workshop participant contact information to the members of this particular workshop, with each participant’s approval, as the workshop dates approach so that you may arrange car sharing, etc. with each other.



We have secured lodging and meeting space at:

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94109

Please check the web site in order to see the location in downtown San Francisco and the amenities at the hotel.  

We have a block of rooms set aside for the class at the rate of  $119/night, plus taxes.  The cut-off date for reserving the rooms at this rate is July 22, 2009.    Parking is available at the on site self-parking garage for $36 per night plus tax, with unlimited in/out privileges and $20 per day for event parking.  Weekly parking is also available.  Please ask about this at the desk when you register.

Complimentary internet connection is provided in the hotel.

When you call for reservations, please tell them that you are with The Mindful Eye Photography Workshops in order to get the special rate.  Our group sales person is Patty Smith.

We also have classroom meeting space this hotel.

To register for this workshop, please use our online contact form and select Workshops in the choices for subject.  In the Message section, please let us know that it is this workshop in which you are interested.






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