Pictures with Purpose


2009 Pictures with Purpose Details

Who should attend?

Photographers who have a desire to increase their visual storytelling skills, learn how to use their “voice” in a more meaningful way or revive a spirit numbed by the daily grind.

What to expect?

A magical, life-changing experience! Be prepared to shoot pictures, look at pictures, talk about pictures, discuss careers, and share your dreams in an intimate setting with a caring teacher. This year we will be focusing even tighter on advocacy and intervention photography.

What NOT to expect?

To be bullied, embarrassed or intimidated. This is not a “knock-you-down” boot camp. Nor is this workshop about gear or stuff or computer programs. It is about people, and telling their stories and learning about yourself in the process.


This year’s workshop will begin Sunday, July 12, at 2 p.m. and run through Sunday, July 18th. We cut the days in half and lowered the price.


The 2nd annual Pictures with Purpose workshop will be held again in Oak View, California, about 70 miles north of Los Angeles, 30 miles south of Santa Barbara.

Cost & Size?

Tuition for the workshop is $795.00. A $200.00, non-refundable deposit will hold a spot.
Workshop is limited to 12 students
8 spots left as of March 18

What do I need to bring?

A digital camera or cameras, laptop computer (not required), good attitude and a willingness to work hard and learn. You are welcome to drive but a car is not essential for this workshop.

Housing? Food?

Students are responsible for arranging their accommodations.We will provide information about housing upon request. Students are responsible for their meals.


Email us at

Mark E. Johnson

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