Photography should be a joyful, burning passion and reason for living – it’s what drives you and defines you. The reality is that we often have to make soul-killing compromises to feed our families. Without careful planning, that leads to creative and spiritual burnout. But what if you could merge art and commerce so as to make your living shooting exactly what you love? Combining portfolio review, dialogue, and practical applications, this two-day workshop is an essential re-boot for mid-career shooters in need of inspiration and direction. Doug Menuez brings counterintuitive thinking, long experience and tough questions to help photographers articulate and deal with their deepest fears, motivations and desires. You will leave this workshop with a clearly defined vision of yourself and your work, a refined portfolio, and a working understanding of basic business and marketing skills you’ll need to move ahead!
About Doug Menuez
Doug Menuez spent 30 intense years traversing the globe after leaving art school for photojournalism, later becoming one of the most successful advertising photographers in the US. Starting at the Washington Post and then freelancing for Time, Newsweek, Life, Fortune, and People, he covered assignments ranging from the famine in Ethiopia, to sports and celebrities, to the AIDS crisis. His award-winning advertising commissions have allowed him to finance his personal fine art documentary work, including his books Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, Transcendent Spirit: The Children of Uganda, and the recent Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, published by Simon & Schuster/Atria Books last year, with an correlating exhibition traveling worldwide since 2012, most recently at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. Menuez’ archive was acquired by Stanford University Library. To learn more about Doug visit menuez.com.
September 24-25 | 9 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $380/ CPW members: $350 (includes $40 non-refundable registration fee)
Lecture September 23 at 7:30 pm