Develop Your Visual Language in Seattle

Come along for a photo workshop over an extended weekend in Seattle in mid September. If you need some inspiration, if you want to push your photography, if you want to advance your visual language, this is the perfect workshop for you. From September 6th to 9th, the workshop will be focusing on how you can develop your photography and your photographic expression.

Through daily lectures and picture critique, I will challenge you and stimulate growth of new visual ideas and your creativity, as well as stretching your ideas of what a good photograph might be. The workshop is less about technique than about imagery, however we will of course talk about technique when and if necessary. Nevertheless, the focus is primarily on the visual language and the creative approach to photography.

During the workshop, we will explore various neighbourhoods of the city. We will head down to the waterfront of downtown Seattle; the mixed, former hippie district of Fremont as well as other areas. Against a backdrop of jaw-dropping scenery, the waterfront is all about walkable fun, where quirky shops, seafood eateries, and iconic experiences await. Fremont is the artsy, waterside enclave where people come for a selfie with the gigantic Fremont Troll and enjoy the neighbourhood’s free-spirited charm.

I will walk and photograph with participants on an individual basis, which I have found that former students always appreciate the most. By photographing side by side, you can learn from my approach, but also give me a chance to suggest ways to change your own approach. I believe in challenges and in expanding into new ways of seeing and capturing and this will be the underlying force through the workshop.

Does this sound interesting? You’ll find more information about the workshop “The Visual Language” in Seattle here.

Or you can ask for the brochure for the workshop here.

Maybe I’ll see you in Seattle?

46 thoughts on “Develop Your Visual Language in Seattle

  1. A great city to do a workshop, Otto. Would be interesting to do a photo walk with you. I love the way you think about creativity. Hope you are having a good summer! 🙂

  2. Seattle, my home town for 12 months – a fantastic city. Everybody is raving about San Francisco, but after being there – I said give me Seattle instead, it was in 1989. I would love to come to one of your workshops, Otto … doesn’t have to be in Seattle. I got “homesick” now. Good luck with your workshop and let Seattle do magic on you too.

  3. So close, but I’ll be just back from Mozambique and recovering from that extraordinary trip. I’m still watching for the time/place to be right. 😉

  4. Good luck with your workshop. I’m sure it will be a great experience for everyone involved. Love the photos in this post, especially the girls and the old people. Personalities showing through in a lovely way.

  5. Fran and I are really looking forward to being there with you Otto, to learn much and be inspired by your creative spirit… not the least to meet you in person and get to know you. And we’ve never been to Seattle. See you there and I hope others see this wonderful opportunity, and at such a reasonable price. Cheers.

  6. that last picture is very romantic, of the old couple looking thru the window… the colour reminds me of sunset, and their grey hair reminds me of the sunset of their lives, which is of course, beautiful

  7. That sounds like a great way to learn, Otto. I like Seattle – so many things to see and do (I’ve been spending a lot of time up there recently. I love the photo of the Ferris wheel. I hope the class goes wonderfully.

  8. I have never been to Seattle, but have heard that is a nice city with mountains good for hiking nearby. Wishing you the best with the class. The girls in the first photo remind me of my carefree youth. Ah, those were the days. 🙂

  9. This workshop seems to be perfect for the photographers to advance visual language, good luck for that. Just curious when someone is going to target hair and beauty sector with the appointbox to explore the beauty of human beings.

  10. It’s great that you are doing workshops in so many different places. You should have good weather and so many great street opportunities. I’m sure it will go well.

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