"Mindful Photography- Seeing in a Different Light-CA"
by Charles Needle
Monday, January 6, 7:30 PM

In this presentation, Charles will teach you how to approach any subject with fresh eyes and learn to see on a much deeper level. Drawing upon inspiring quotations and images from other photographers who have most profoundly influenced his work, as well as his own personal ‘Zen moments’ in the field, Charles will share ways in which you can engage your mind, eye and heart so they are all in perfect synchronization, making you a better photographer and more in tune with your subject. His program will also include one experiential exercise to help you increase present moment awareness.

Our speaker Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular ‘Art of Nature’ creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide.

In 2011, he was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew-(London, England. This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest.

A popular New England Camera Club Council speaker for several years, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books- Tiny World, Creative Macro Photography Skills -Amherst Media, January 2015, Impressionistic Photography- A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush -March 2014, and Creative Macro Photography- Professional Tips & Techniques -2011.

An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet's Garden -Giverny, France for 20 years in a row, with exclusive private access, Keukenhof Gardens -Holland and The Butchart Gardens -Canada, Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and North American Nature Photography Association-NANPA Showcase Award winner eight years in a row.

Charles’ photographs have been selected for publication in Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer magazine, Nature Photographer magazine, Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar, The Chicago Tribune, SELF Magazine and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad.

To learn more about Charles' work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com