May 19, 2021

2021 RL Call, Lecture & Workshop

Rarefied Light 2021 Call for Art is now closed.

We are proud to announce that Rarefied Light is back for 2021 – and that the Call for Art just opened up! Eddie Soloway has agreed to be our juror again after this yearly traveling photography exhibition had to hit the pause button because of the pandemic. We are all excited to share news about upcoming new venues, new towns the exhibit will be visiting, and details about Eddie’s workshop – so please stay tuned to our social media feeds and website.

CAFE entry link:

Eddie Soloway Free Public Lecture

On Thursday evening, August 5th, 7pm, Eddie will give a presentation on “Eyes Wide Open:
Staying Creative in Nature Photography”. We have chosen to shift Eddie’s presentation online via a Zoom Webinar in an effort to invite the entire state! Please join us for his talk on 8/5 via the following Zoom link:
Passcode: 789127

Eddie Soloway – A Natural Eye: The Expressive Photographic Landscape
Rarefied Light 2021 Workshop

“At the heart of any good photograph is both the passion for the subject and your ability
to uniquely capture it.“

Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion and commitment to the natural
world. His eye has developed over three decades of exploring the earth’s wild places. He spent
10 years working for the Institute for Earth Education, where he helped develop wilderness
journeys and conducted educational workshops in five countries. APC is pleased to have him as
Rarefied Light juror and teacher for our workshop.

The premise for the workshop follows Eddie’s own path in photography. He says, “After years of
taking rather boring records of outdoor places and things, I accidentally dropped my camera
into a saltwater estuary in the Everglades. Freed from the burden of always feeling the need to
carry a camera I spent the ensuing years simply and purely seeing. When I picked up a camera
many years later my images were entirely different. It seems that in those years, without
knowing it, but having spent countless months living in and close to the natural world, I had
honed my natural eye. And my images showed it. Something fundamental had changed. I like to
think that I let go of photographing objects and things in favor of capturing the essence of places
and the magic of moments.”

It is that spirit of developing a natural eye first, and then bringing a camera and its technical
skills up to that eye that organizes A Natural Eye workshop. You will spend as much time
changing your perspective, sharpening your senses, and immersing yourself in nature as you will
on developing new photographic skills. During the workshop you will find yourself focused less
on objects and things and more on the magic of moments and the essence of even the most
common of places.

Join Eddie Soloway in A Natural Eye workshop, an intense look at the natural world with fresh
new eyes.

DUE TO RECENT SPIKES IN COVID INFECTION RATES AND THE DELTA VARIANT SPREAD, we have chosen to shift the workshop to a virtual-only event, complete with four modules of course material spread between several group meetups, opportunities to work on individual assignments, critiquing sessions, etc. – all held via Zoom.

The price for the workshop has been altered to reflect the change in format to make this virtual workshop more accessible to all.

This two and one half day workshop will take place Friday evening through Sunday afternoon,
August 6th, 5:30 to 8:30pm, throughout the day on Saturday (8/7) and a Sunday wrap-up.

On Thursday evening, August 5th, 7pm, Eddie will give a presentation on “Eyes Wide Open:
Staying Creative in Nature Photography”. Please see details above!


Workshop Pricing

Eddie Soloway is a photographer, teacher and storyteller committed to opening or eyes to the
natural world. He has taught photography and creativity for leading photographic institutions
and schools around the world, and was a popular speaker in National Geographic Traveler’s
photography seminars. The Santa Fe Center for Photographic Arts (now Center) awarded Eddie
the “Excellence in Photographic Teaching” award and Photo District News named Eddie one of
America’s best photography workshop teachers.

Eddie is the author of the book, “one Thousand Moons”, a video series featuring the Natural Eye
Workshop, and SEE THINK DO photo cards.
His web site is
Instagram:  @eddiesoloway