Using the format of a Zen master giving his students a ‘koan’, a seemingly unanswerable question designed to open the student’s mind, Allan will guide the participants along a path toward creating compelling photographic images. Shooting on location on the MISSA campus and in Hatley Park gardens, students will work on a series photographic ‘koans’, then download and edit their digital images in the classroom at MISSA. Critiques will be honest and supportive. We will work toward a new understanding of what it means to practice photography.
Note: There will be a morning day trip on July 1 to the gardens at Hatley Castle.
Course cost: $285 Supply fee: $10 Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes.
ALLAN MANDELL has worked as a professional garden photographer for 25 years with images published in books and magazines world-wide. A long-time devotee of Japanese aesthetic, twice each year he leads small group tours to the gardens of Kyoto, Japan. He lives and grows vegetables with his wife on Quadra Island, BC.
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