WORKSHOPS
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!   
Photo Composition and Creativity
Grunewald Guild, Plain, WA.  August 29 - September 4, 2021
The differences between a “snapshot” and a “photograph” are focused on the two C’s: Composition and Creativity. During this one week workshop, we’ll explore the elements of composition, photographic rules and the breaking of rules, and ways of sparking and engaging your creativity. The result will be to take your photography to the next level. Through daily assignments, the concepts will be reinforced in a supportive atmosphere. All camera formats welcomed as are all skill levels. 


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."

PRINTS
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 chuck@chuckkirchner.com or 206 - 780 - 5671.
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