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Eyes Wide Open – The Joy of Nature Photography – hosted by the Chicago Botanic Garden
4-part webinar – Thursdays August 6, 13, 20 & 27 – 7:00pm-8:00pm (CDT)) – All 4 sessions – $79.00(Member)/$99.00(Non Member)

Give yourself a treat—four rich photographic sessions—to honor your creative self. Bring back the joy and wonder of being in nature, and holding a camera in your hand. Learn how to make pictures that soar past postcards, and capture what you are feeling, what you are seeing, and what you are thinking. Eddie will make you laugh when he shows you his first “art” show, using examples from the early days to illustrate what he didn’t understand. Looking at the work of world class photographers, he kept asking, “How Come Mine Don’t Look Like That?” Digging back into his mistakes—his “good ones” at the time—he will lay out simple ideas to understand light, avoid chaos, create beautiful backgrounds, lead the eye with thoughtful compositions, and understand that if there is magic, work It, hang out, and slow down. His sessions will honor the classic landscape, giving you ideas to make it fresh and your own, and he will whole-heartedly dive into the interpretive landscape, celebrating the mindset of breaking out of your box, and making new photographs. The sessions will swim in the creative, but honor the thoughtful. Get ready for ideas to set you free, to shake you out of ruts, and charge you up to make new photographs, right now.

Prerequisites – None! Okay, anyone that loves the natural world, and would like to learn some great ideas for seeing its magic, and remembering it with your camera and your heart.

The sessions will run using the Zoom online platform. This is a presentation style webinar. Questions can be written through a moderator, and we will do our best to answer them all. The first three sessions will end with a creative photographic challenge, and you are invited to participate. The fourth session will showcase the results of the creative challenge with a full group slide show, after which Eddie will select a dozen images to comment on. All participants will receive an invitation and link to the Zoom events.

For more details, and to register: www.chicagobotanic.org


The Expressive Landscape Series is live!
How do you make a photograph that expresses more than the scene in front of you? Filmmaker Bob Sacha and photographer Eddie Soloway have created 35 inspiring and educational photography videos to inspire you to make your own, new, and personal photographs.

Click here to see the trailer.


SEE THINK DO Photo Cards
SEE THINK DO Photo Cards contain 144 photo cards designed to help you SEE the natural world, suggestions to help you THINK about making a photograph, and reflections to DO and bring it all together into important photographs.

Click here to purchase the cards with no shipping fees, an incentive for Amazon Prime members to order from Eddie. Click here to purchase the cards from Amazon. If you would like more information from the successful Kickstarter campaign which launched the cards, click here for details and to see the video which explains the philosophy behind the making of the cards.




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Workshops & Presentations

Eddie’s upcoming presentations, seminars, and multi-day learning experiences.

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These photographic immersions put the emphasis on quality time in a wonderful place, to make important images, and make deeper connections. Workshop alumni receive periodic newsletters announcing the details of these adventures.