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Capture the Magic: An exploration the Art of Photography

with Barry Allen

June 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Price: $94.87

Spending the day on Leighton Art Centre’s eighty acres, with its sweeping valley and mountain views, photographers of all abilities will be inspired to create captivating images that express emotion and capture the natural world’s magic.

Great photography starts with developing the ‘art of seeing’. This involves slowing down to be in the present and closely observing our surroundings, often noticing what others do not. Now we are better able to define what is around us and capture images that inspire others to “see” and experience the world.

Our itinerary includes discussing vision, simplicity and attentiveness to surroundings, reviewing sample images, photography workflow and outdoor explorations to practice the art of seeing and making images.

Audience: This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers (13+).


  • Any camera and lens kit you are comfortable with.
  • Lens cleaning cloth
  • Charged batteries
  • Please make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfy footwear as you will be spending the majority of the day outside. Our paths can be bumpy and muddy at times.
  • Bring snacks, a packed lunch and water to enjoy for the day.

Registration cost:  $ 94.87

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit  https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will be only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.

Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.

Artist/Instructor Bio: Barry’s passion as a photographer is to experience the moment and capture the magic in the world around him. The work is contemplative utilizing elements of simplicity and story. His approach to photography is spontaneous and reactive — going out on adventures with no preconceived notion of anything. Images are created as he experiences the wonder of nature.

As an educator and professional learning specialist, Barry encouraged students and educators to evaluate and share learning with photographs, photo essays, storytelling and digital stories. Now he teaches photography, joins a friend in creating and teaching the Japanese art form Haiga (Haiku plus an Image) and makes intimate images to inspire people to explore and “see” the magic in the world. You can see Barry’s work showcased on barryallenphotography.com


June 12, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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