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Michael_Gan
02-07-2009, 11:40 PM
The Spirit and the Soul Workshop series is now scheduled for 2009. You can now register online! Go to www.meritageonmain.com/photographers.html (http://www.meritageonmain.com/photographers.html) for registration and more info.

Of particular interest has been the "Transformation" 3 day workshop. First session is in March, just before the April Western State competition. The April session is just right for the May 1 PPA deadline. These workshops fill fast and are limited to 6 students.

"Zen of Photography" is a new method of learning the basics of photography. This course is 2 days and is perfect for those who are preparing for their Certification.

"Spirit and the Soul" is our baby, and it is now a 5 day course which includes photo tours through the Napa/Sonoma wine country and inspirational excursions at art galleries. Lots of creative "hands on" projects that will help you bring your work beyond "the next step". This is where you will learn your full creative potential.

PPA merit is included in all courses.

Michael_Gan
02-16-2009, 07:46 PM
By popular demand, the Transformations workshop is now a 3 day class instead of two. Learn how to transform your potential print comp images! The course includes accomodations at the Dillon Beach Retreat. This March Class is just in time for the upcoming Western States Print Competition. Also, The April 12-14 Session will be just in time for the PPA May 1 deadline.

Sign up online at www.meritageonmain.com/schedule.html (http://www.meritageonmain.com/schedule.html)

Michael_Gan
03-01-2009, 02:53 AM
The April session has some openings left. This course is perfectly timed for the upcoming PPA print submission deadline which is May 1. We will discuss ways to improve your images for competition, as well as help you discover your own path to your quest for your Masters degree.

Zen of Photography April 5,6 - is a two day course of learning the basics of photography in an entirely different way. This is not the usual cut and dry learning of f-stops and shutter speeds, but rather, a learning experience of being "at one" with your camera. All the work is hands on photo safaris in the beautiful Sonoma wine country and the coast. You will learn how to make your camera an "extension of your hand" so that you can concentrate on the power of intention in creativity. This is an excellent course for those who are going for certification because this course will teach you actual practical applications for why you should have a working knowledge of these skills. Tuition includes your stay and meals at the Retreat and includes a PPA merit.

For more info, www.meritageonmain.com/schedule.html (http://www.meritageonmain.com/schedule.html)

Michael_Gan
06-04-2009, 05:35 AM
The Spirit and Soul July 12 workshop now includes Room and Board! Only 6 spaces available at the retreat (additional fee to stay off premises). Here's our Itinerary:

July
12 - welcome reception. The day will be spent on learning how to get out of "creative blocks". We will orient you to the daily exercises as part of the creative process.

13 - Field Trip Safari #1 - textural photography for photoshop layering. We will spend part of the day in the nearby town of Tomales. We will also spend some time on the beach in the late afternoon, er, early evening to create photos during the sunset with a model (or more).

14 - Field Trip Safari #2 - Photo excursion to 2 wineries. Yeah, wine tasting planned (auto focus is a good thing) with an "Italian Picnic". One winery is also an Art Gallery. They have a yearly art competition for the artists work to be on their labels. This is in the Sonoma wine country.

15 - Photoshop and Painter time! We'll help you "let it all hang out" beyond what you thought your personal capabilities are. This is a soul releasing experience.

16 - wrap up and final tips and pointers for you to take home. Drawing for a free copy of NIK's Color efex 3.0 plus free prints from Bay Photo!

All this for $1195 for PPA members, includes 1 PPA merit. Price goes up to $1495 by June 21!

Visit us at: http://meritageonmain.com/photographers.html