” Freedom of Expression”
A Workshop in Photography as Art
Expression of an Arbutus tree
Art is the language of expression.
Through illustrated talks on art and photography, in-the-field art projects, and collaborative evaluation sessions, you will discover new ways to interpret your most familiar realities into new, unique, and never-before-seen expressions, using in-camera techniques. You will journey toward becoming a true photographic artist.
- Journey beyond representational image making. By learning new ways of using the tools of your chosen craft (camera and lenses), you will celebrate new ways to communicate visually.
- With personalized assistance, you will take your photography beyond the obvious, to a level you never knew existed or thought possible.
- ‘In-camera’ techniques will free you to visualize and develop your unique expression.
“This workshop explores an entirely new way that a camera can be used to create art. Chris’ enthusiasm, creativeness, and encouragement, is infectious. I came away excited to explore this new approach and to incorporate it into my photography”. D.C. – Bridge Lake Camera Group
The art of expression should be exploratory. On this 2-Day workshop we will do this, and you will start your journey toward photographic artistry.
As with the images below, you can begin to interpret your world with a new freedom of expression using in-camera techniques.
Impressionist interpretation of a forest and back-country road
Abstract expression of a country landscape
Multiple perspective portrayal of people leaving a city-centre
A building’s interior ceiling. Architectural abstract
Abstract expression of urban skyscrapers
Cemetery. Photographic impressionism
Familiar coloured objects can become expressive abstract art
Further examples of Expressive photography can be seen in my Expressionist and Abstract portfolio’s on my website.
A Special Offer to Photographers: (New due to COVID-19)
COVID-19 has led me to a new ‘COVID-Friendly‘ approach to teaching photography. Individualized 2-day workshops for only 6 participants provides an exceptional learning opportunity. This not only meets the need for social-distancing, it provides the personalized attention required to clearly understand new ways of expressing oneself using ‘in-camera’ techniques.
By exploring creative possibility, you will venture beyond Representational image-making; learning to interpret subject matter as an Impressionist, Expressionist, and Abstractionist. You will leave this workshop feeling inspired; more excited about photography than ever before.
The workshop is held in Rita’s and my straw-bale constructed photographic gallery at 105 Mile Ranch, in central British Columbia. Along side a small lake bird conservancy, Rita’s wild garden and homemade culinary-art will keep everyone nourished both physically and spiritually.
For details and reservations, contact Rita or Chris at email@example.com . Please subject your email ‘2-Day Workshop’.
Dates: 2021 dates to be announced in the New Year. (You can email an ‘expression of interest’ for these workshops now so as to be notified in advance when dates are released in the New Year).
Fee: $315./per. including tax (includes Rita’s homemade snacks and lunches)
A Special Offer to Camera Clubs:
Any group of photographers (max. 11 participants including one complimentary space for the organizer) can organize the 2-day workshop described above. Please contact Rita or Chris for details at firstname.lastname@example.org and subject your email “2-day workshop”.
We are able to bring this workshop to almost any location in Canada, as we often present spectacular audio-visual presentations around the country. A perfect combination for your club or organization could be both a presentation and workshop.
We can discuss various options depending on your location and needs. One event can help support the other.
Group fee: $2500. + taxes (max. 11 participants)
Travel & accommodation to be determined
“Your 2-day workshop presentation was well beyond my expectations. Going in, I had no idea just what a profound effect your workshop would have on my outlook on photography. You threw the door wide open and gave us an understanding of the endless possibilities that lie within our grasp…….the way you critiqued our images was an encouraging and informative experience. Attending your workshop was a privilege” S.J. – Bridge Lake Photo Group- 2020
“The Chris Harris Photo Workshop opened a whole new realm of photographic possibilities and opportunities. The MCC team learned firsthand that is was possible to accomplish a great deal more ‘in-camera’ than what they previously thought possible. The results obtained under Chris’ guidance were nothing short of remarkable.” G.L. – Montreal Camera Club – 2018.
“The in-camera artistic experience you’ve given us has inspired me to look at things around me as photographic opportunities, and to experiment and experience a creative art form with confidence”. S.R – Montreal Camera Club – 2018
Develop Your Creative Vision – 2020-2021
Fish nets. Abstract
One-week intensive photographic workshops
Chris Harris & Dennis Ducklow
Accompany photographers Chris Harris and Dennis Ducklow for one week in an extraordinary place. Join them on a journey into unseen worlds of expressive art.
Everything you need to know about the workshop is on the Develop Your Creative Vision website. Have a look!
A few images from the Gabriola Island workshop:
Arbutus tree near our residence
Abstract expression of an Arbutus tree
Impressionist interpretation of a forest and back-country road
Peaceful evening at the seashore
Discovering new ways of expression; beach seaweeds
Studying visual design in a sandstone cavern
Orca whales swim past our workshop residence
A moment for contemplation; and photography!
For details or to register, visit the website Develop Your Creative Vision
Dates and locations for 2021.
Gabriola Island: May 3-10, 2021 SOLD OUT
Bella Coola: June 21-28, 2021 SOLD OUT
Gabriola Island: September 10-17, 2021
If you find your workshop of choice full, Please email your name to the ‘expression of interest’ list to be notified of new workshops or any cancellations.
For general information you may contact either Dennis at email@example.com or Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org