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Composition Intensive: Designing Your Image 2010 (** Full - Wait List Started **)

Savannah Composition Photography Workshop

Composition Intensive:  Designing Your Image
Savannah GA
April 27 – May 2, 2010
(Tuesday at 4:00 pm – Sunday at 1:00 pm)
Instructor: Craig Tanner
Tuition: $1,195
Deposit: $300

Our Pledge to You
Composition Intensive: Designing Your Image is a new workshop in The Mindful Eye's catalog of workshops for 2010. Join us in beautiful Savannah, Ga. for a week of immersion in the study of image design and composition. And join us for a week of photographing an amazing smorgasbord of subjects including stunning landscapes, historic architecture, flowers and gardens, beautiful night scenes and street photography of some of the friendliest people you will meet anywhere.

In this workshop Craig shares his broad and deep knowledge on the subject of design and composition culled from twenty years of image design as a advertising photographer and from 15 years as a photography teacher where Craig has dedicated an enormous amount of energy to studying and teaching image design and the art of image critique.

This class begins with Craig discussing the foundation concepts of design including but not limited to, the inherent visual weight inside of the blank frame, the hierarchy of the visual weight of our potential photographic subjects, working with positive and negative space, managing separations and mergers, working with implied movement of energy, color theory, and subject placement within the frame. In addition Craig looks at the individual elements of design like mass, form, contrast, quality of line, texture, and pattern. Craig also discusses more subtle levels of visual communication connected to the archetypes of universal shapes, symbols, and the psychology of color and gesture. Craig shares practical techniques for managing design including quality of light, lens choice, camera position, depth of field, and stopped and implied motion. This class also includes information about building portfolios and bodies of work.
Daily assignments are designed to give each participant the chance to apply and practice the theories of design being discussed during the composition presentations. Supportive image review and critique of the daily shooting assignments are a major part of the workshop experience.
This exciting new workshop is limited to 12 participants to insure a maximum amount of individual instruction for the participants.
Cancellation policies and procedures:
**This workshop is now full.**   Please use our online wait list form to let us know if you would like to be placed on our waiting list.  Select the workshop in which you are interested in the drop down list to let us know that this is the workshop for which you want to be placed on the wait list.

Testimonials from other TME workshops as this one is a new workshop
“Perhaps there is no other way to say how great these workshops are than by booking another to return...I have done so numerous times and have found no other workshop experience that offers the same caliber of teaching and overall experience as TME workshops. I am constantly learning new things at TME workshops.” Steve M (Death Valley, 2009).
“I used to say “I like photography”, but could never say “I am a photographer”.  Now I can.  I came away with a different sense of myself, my competence as a photographer, and learning how to feel safe enough to take risks in my approach to photography. I feel like I am forever changed as a person; that may sound hyperbolic, but it’s real.” Daniel G. (Next Step: The Artist’s Journey Workshop Participant 2009)
Additional Information
Getting There:
The closest airport to Savannah is the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).  The airport is approximately 15 minutes from downtown Savannah.  There is taxi service and there are rental cars available at this airport. Taxi fare to the historic district where our hotel is located is approximately $25.00.
We will only need enough cars to transport participants away from the city to shoot at one or two locations outside of the city, weather permitting.  For the rest of the time, all of our shooting locations are within walking distance of the hotel.  We do encourage the participants to share rental cars.
As the workshop date approaches, we will set up a private section on The Mindful Eye Community, available only to participants of this workshop, so that participants can contact to  arrange car sharing, and other information that you want to share.
The Comprehensive Intensive workshop is hosted,  and we have a block of rooms set aside for the workshop participants at:
Inn at Ellis Square
201 West Bay Street
Savannah GA 31401
Toll Free:  877-542-7666
Hotel Switchboard:  912-236-4440
The prices for the rooms are $109/night, plus applicable taxes.  Parking in the hotel's covered garage is $9/day.   This is an excellent price for hotels in the historic district.  
When you call for reservations, please tell them that you are with the TME Group (the code name that the hotel has given The Mindful Eye for this workshop), the workshop name and dates.  Our set of rooms are blocked from two days before the workshop begins through two days after the workshop ends.  If you wish to extend your stay in beautiful Savannah, you can do that at our special rate.  Our contact person at the hotel is Linda Bell, senior sales manager.  If you encounter any problems, you may call her at 912-944-3286.
Please reserve your room by March  27, 2010.  After that date, the rooms will be returned to the hotel for general use and will not be subject to the special rate we've been given.
There is free hi-speed internet throughout the hotel, a free deluxe continental breakfast each day, pool and fitness center, and Dominque's Lounge and Bar in the hotel.
Each room includes: Flat Screen TV,  coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, lighted make-up mirror, hair dryer and a table and chair.
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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