There are plenty of "how to" and "introductory" workshops out there on photography. I've taken some and offered some over the years. Since 2009, I've led nearly twenty workshops on topics ranging from Basics of Digital Photography to Travel Photography to Creative Photography. I've also mentored a dozen photographers on various topics. 
There's plenty to gain from such endeavors. What really matters, though, is your individual vision - something that no one else has and how you reflect that vision in photography. For the past several years, I've begun focusing my workshops on the creative and spiritual (however YOU define that) aspects of this special two-dimensional art form. Come and learn to listen to your creative muse!   
"Thin Places and Photo Creativity."  Offered at the Grunewald Guild, Plain, Washington (30 minutes north of Leavenworth and 2 1/2 hours east of Seattle), August 21-27, 2022. 
A Thin Place is one where the veil between heaven and earth, between the sacred and profane, between our creator and ourselves, is lifted and we are at one with the universe. We have all, I hope, felt this once or several or many times in our lives. It could be alone at the ocean, or in the desert, the mountains, or even a cathedral. And, just perhaps, it could be while with another who is in a similar state of seeking - seeking what we may not know but with an openness and experience to seek and commune with our higher power. 
So how does this relate to a photography workshop you might ask? Through a series of readings, meditative exercises, solo and small group wandering a (camera in hand), we'll be open to experiences of all five senses and begin to intuitively develop the awareness of translating feelings and experiences in the medium of photography. We spend time along the Wenatchee River, Lake Wenatchee, and the Grunewald grounds.  We explore the creative potential of photography to record our feelings and experiences in ways you have not have thought about before. And we'll add in some music as well to lift the Spirits in more ways than one.

The following are verbatim comments from students submitted anonymously at the end of the workshops.
"Many thanks for the individual help you gave me!"
"Good learning a new/renewed hobby or interest."
"It was fun and I learned a lot."
"I enjoyed that the class was not just the actual photography but discussions about the preparation and post processing of the photos."
"Thanks for a great photo experience."
"Organization, expertise of the instructor, relaxed and safe environment, good cohesive group of participants."
"What did I enjoy most? The parts I dreaded most - the actual picture taking ... and the analysis of the pictures. There really is a lot to be said about getting out of one's comfort zone."
"Chuck is very personable and really knows his photography and how to share it."
"Very good critiques."
"Chuck's knowledge base is incredible and yet he makes it easy to understand."
"Anything outstanding? Organization, preparation, and creative exercises, and excellent critiquing."
"Love Chuck's knowledge and love of photography."
"What did I enjoy most? Practical and relevant information, great handouts, great assignments, great feedback."
"I appreciate the depth of preparation, the rigor, and the list of resources."
"What was the best thing? The casual interaction and exchange of information."
"Was there anything outstanding? (He) used examples that make the lessons truly understandable; had us bring in our work and illustrate the lessons using these."
"Chuck's people skills, teaching ability, photographic expertise and humanness are a gift to participants."
"His style is very experiential and filled with common sense."
"(The workshop was) a great chance to grow photographically from the technical to the imaginative."

Most of the photographs shown on this website are available for purchase. The photographs will be individually printed by the photographer using Epson printers and inks and archival papers by Epson and Red River.
Images are printed on 13" x 19" Epson semi-gloss or Red River polar metallic paper. Two image sizes are available (there is some variation depending on image cropping):
          10" x 15" image:     $75
          12" x 18" image:     $100
Shipping and handling are a flat $25 per order regardless of the number of images. Sales tax is charged for orders within Arizona. Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) are accepted. 
To order or for additional information, please contact me directly at or 206 - 780 - 5671.
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