Honing Your Creative Style
By Rosanne Olson
Los Laureles Lodge
Member price: $495
Non-member price: $550
Wine & cheese reception on Friday evening starting at 6pm.
Continental breakfast and lunch included each day.
Workshop is limited to twelve participants.
Himeji Castle. © Rosanne Olson. All rights reserved.
What is visual style? How do you tap into it? Can it be learned? If so, where do
The purpose of this workshop is to take a deep look at the creative process and
to learn how to foster your own creative style. Both beginners immersed in the
newly discovered joy of photography and experienced photographers wanting to
recharge their batteries will benefit from this two-plus day workshop.
The workshop will consist of a discussion on finding your visual "voice" through
an exploration of the creative process. Presuming that we are born creative,
how can we nurture this gift? What are some techniques for incorporating the
creative process into everyday life? How does one find one's unique gifts? How
do we keep our creative fires lit for years to come?
You will be asked to bring samples of your work, samples of art that inspires you
(other than your own) and an enthusiastic heart!
Los Laureles Lodge
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Carmel Valley, Los Laureles Lodge boasts old oak trees, towering palms and redwoods, with views of the surrounding Santa Lucia Mountains and the Ventana Wilderness beyond. Located near the Carmel Valley Village, and a short driving distance to Carmel By The Sea, this is an ideal environment for tapping into the creative domain. A Carmel Valley institution since 1890, Los Laureles Lodge represents true country elegance, providing an inspiring venue for this workshop. For participants traveling from afar, overnight lodging is available at the lodge. Reservations can be made at www.loslaureles.com or by calling 831-659-2233. A discounted room rate of $130.50 + tax has been set aside for this workshop, subject to availability.
Rosanne Olson works as a photographer of people for private commissions,
editorial and commercial projects. Her fine art photography is represented by
Robin Rice Gallery in New York, Benham Fine Art in the Northwest and Iris
Gallery in Massachusetts and Aspen. In 2008 Rosanne authored a book about
women and body image called This is Who I Am—our beauty in all shapes and
sizes which won a gold award from Graphis as well as a trip to ABC's Good
Morning America. Rosanne has worked throughout the US with her advertising
clients and is also represented by Getty images. Her work has been featured
in publications such as Communication Arts, LensWork, PDN and others. She
teaches lighting, portraiture and creativity classes at Photo Center Northwest in
Seattle, and at Santa Fe Workshops, photography conferences, and university-
level photography programs.