Grand Teton National Park with Robin Elledge

Creativity lives far beyond cameras, lenses, software, and lighting. The tools are NOT what makes the photographer. What does? A deep connection to your own creative voice. A connection to your signature style. To your own unique expression of beauty and identity. To the sacred union between you and your Divine gifts as an artist.

This is 6-days that will not only change who you are as a photographer, but who you are as a person. Every one of our workshops is multi-dimensional and delivered with the intention of creating change for our participants. We will teach you to think outside your normal box, challenge you to discover your own personal path to greatness and set the stage for you to find extraordinary images in ordinary places.

Making An Impression

Story and Photographs by F.M. Kearney

If you’re not a winter person, it’s probably been a few months since you’ve taken a single photo. But, you’re in luck. Spring is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before blooms of daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms begin dotting the landscape. But, instead of settling for the same old photos this year, why not try something a little different?

I recently began experimenting with a program called Topaz Impression. I briefly touched on this program in my article, “The Final Frames,” in the last installment of eNEWS last year. Topaz ( makes over a dozen programs that can really add a unique flair to your images, but when it comes to nature photography, Impression is probably the most useful. Taking its name from the impressionistic-style of painting that emerged in France in the mid-19th century, this program can transform an ordinary-looking photo into a stunning work of art.

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