Beyond the Postcard Shot: Evocative Travel Photography
Beyond the Postcard Shot: Evocative Travel Photography
Beyond the Postcard Shot: Evocative Travel Photography
Beyond the Postcard Shot: Evocative Travel Photography
Beyond the Postcard Shot: Evocative Travel Photography

Beyond the Postcard Shot: Evocative Travel Photography


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Course Fee: $200 
Materials: Student-provided (see Supply Information below)

TIME: 9:00AM – 12:00PM & 3:00PM – 8:00PM PDT (September 11), 3:00PM – 4:00PM PDT (September 17, online via Zoom [a recording will be available for all students])
LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. 

Jumpstart your ability to create high impact visual stories of the places you explore and the people you meet! Photographers of all levels with any camera (including a phone) are welcome for this immersive day of exploration and creativity. We’ll start with an inspiring and interactive morning presentation in Northwind Art's classroom. Using examples from their assignments and adventures around the world, professional travel photographers John and Lisa Merrill will share tips for compelling portrait, landscape, food, architectural and street photography, and explore ways to infuse imagery with a strong sense of place. You'll get practical advice for working in chaotic markets and festivals, capturing fast-moving subjects, and photographing at night.

In addition, you’ll learn how intentional camera movement (ICM) during long exposures can expand your visual toolbox and result in intriguing impressionistic images. At the end of the morning, John and Lisa will dive into approaches for combining favorite photos into captivating stories of your travel adventures to treasure and share.

After a mid-afternoon break you’ll have the opportunity to apply what you learned and nurture your creativity in Port Townsend and Fort Worden. On-location photo coaching can be transformative. With the Merrill’s demos and on-the-spot guidance and encouragement, you’ll harness the transformative power of light and compose for impact, and discover new ways of seeing and photographing. Possible subjects include seascapes, nautical flavor, architectural close-ups, nature’s intricate patterns, and engaging portraits of people at play or work. 

A week following the class, our group will reconvene over Zoom to share images, give and get supportive feedback, and be inspired by what others created. 

Students can bring their own camera of choice (including a camera on a smartphone).

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

John and Lisa Merrill are travel photographers and inspiring photo educators. Their work is used by destinations, outdoor adventure companies and nonprofits, and featured in books and magazines around the world. Merrill Images is a Transformative Travel Council Ally and a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association. View galleries and learn more about John and Lisa and their online and in-person coaching and workshops, Pacific Northwest PhotoWalks, and international photo adventures on their website.

Artist website: Merrill Images, @merrillimages

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee).

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead. All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted. Please contact for more information.

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