Susan Burnstine: Creating a Deeper Meaning of Place | July 14-18, 2019

Susan Burnstine: Creating a Deeper Meaning of Place | July 14-18, 2019

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Create meaningful images connected to place that reach far beyond a postcard photograph. Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced photographers.

Check In: Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | Check Out: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Tuition + Meals: $975 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,475 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $1,895 per person

Private lodging via our lodging partner for this retreat is now full. Registrants may call the Wild Rice Retreat office (715) 779-0178 for assistance coordinating other private lodging in the area.

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Check In: Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | Check Out: Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Tuition: $650 per person
Tuition + Meals: $975 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,475 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $1,895 per person

A 5.5% tax on tuition/meals will be added to the retreat rates displayed online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration fees. Guests making a deposit online will receive follow-up written communication showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.

Full payment of any remaining fees is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. New registrations made less than 60 days prior to the retreat start date will require full payment of all retreat related registration fees.

Do you have a companion who would like to join you for the Bayfield experience without attending the educational components?. Companion Rates are available for one companion over the age of 18 and one per registered retreat participant. Companion rates entitle the companion to lodging, all retreat package meals, and use of Wild Rice Retreat facilities.


CLASS DESCRIPTION

The sights and sounds, culture, people and the land are some of the many elements that contribute toward developing an intimate sense of a place. But how does one capture the beauty of place and move beyond a simple travel snapshot?

This five-day class will uncover how to identify and communicate your own personal meaning and style to create images that convey a deeper meaning of place, regardless if one has been to a location or not prior. Irrespective of the genre – be it landscape, still life, portraiture, nature, abstraction, photojournalism, self-portrait, or documentary, authenticity and emotional connection is the root of every image we create. Through classroom discussions and location exercises, students will learn to connect their own narratives to their external surroundings through this unique exploration of place and self.

Join Susan for four days of discovery in beautiful Bayfield, Wisconsin and be inspired to create meaningful images connected to place that reach far beyond a postcard photograph.


SUPPLY LIST

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  • A DSLR

  • Memory cards

  • A flash drive

  • Laptop computer to process shooting exercises

Participants will prepare their portfolio presentations in advance (approximately 20-25 images) in digital form. Each participant will receive an email with detailed instructions from Susan closer to the retreat.


SCHEDULE

Please note that this is a general schedule and is subject to change based upon weather, light conditions and locations for shooting.  Susan reserves the right to adjust this as needed to accommodate students’ needs.

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SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 pm                   Arrival and Check-in at Wild Rice Retreat

6:00 - 7:30 pm                    Welcome Dinner at Wild Rice Retreat

8:00 - 9:00 pm                  Instructor’s Meet & Greet with Students

 

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am             Breakfast buffet at Wild Rice Retreat 

9:00 am – 11:45 am          Photo exercises and assignments, discussion

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm        Lunch Buffet at Wild Rice Retreat

1:00 pm - 4:00pm             Class / shooting exercises until 4 pm (possibly later) 

5:00 pm- 7:30 pm             Dinner on your own in Bayfield or area (a list of restaurants will be provided at check-in)

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm            Optional fire outside at Wild Rice Retreat, weather permitting 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am             Breakfast buffet at Wild Rice Retreat 

9:00 am – 11:45 am          Photo exercises and assignments, discussion

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm        Lunch Buffet at Wild Rice Retreat

1:00 pm - 4:00pm              Class / shooting exercises until 4 pm (possibly later)

4:30 pm                              Free time and dinner on your own in Bayfield and Optional Music in the Park

7:30 - 9:00 pm                   Optional Photo Review of work in progress  

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am             Breakfast buffet at Wild Rice Retreat 

9:00 am – 11:45 am          Photo exercises and assignments, discussion

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm        Lunch Buffet at Wild Rice Retreat

1:00 pm - 4:00pm             Class / shooting exercises until 4 pm (possibly later)

6:00 - 7:30 pm                  Dinner at Wild Rice Retreat 

7:30 - 9:00 pm                  Optional Photo Review of work in progress / Optional Fire at Wild Rice Retreat, weather permitting

 

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019

Check out of lodging (luggage may be stored at Wild Rice Retreat)   

8:00 am - 8:45 am             Breakfast buffet at Wild Rice Retreat

9:00 am – 11:45 am           Final gathering/wrap up

12:00 pm                            Lunch buffet at Wild Rice Retreat

1:00 – 2:00 pm                   Clean-up and Departure


BIOGRAPHY

Susan Burnstine is an award winning professional fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles who builds homemade cameras and lenses primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the country, widely published throughout the world, frequently jurors and curates exhibitions, teaches workshops around the world and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK).

contact // susan@susanburnstine.com
web // www.susanburnstine.com 
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Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.