OUR PROGRAM PRESENTERS are extraordinary professional photographers. Each has a unique approach to the challenging field of photography and each a very personal vision of what photography is.


In their collective work we are able to see through their eyes the small slices of life that no other soul can show us. The fact is that our presenters are more than consummate professional photographers; they are first and foremost artists. They share with their viewers their uniquely personal response to that quality of light that defines their work, whether viewed on a wall or carried home in the minds of those who look upon it.


"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."

"The question is not what you look at, but what you see."

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
Francis Bacon


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He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
St. Francis of Assisi


LIGHT IN THE MIND ® photography seminars are made possible in part by the generous support of program sponsors.

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seminars are designed to be intensive learning experiences for photographers at all levels. Format and subject matter are carefully chosen to be both challenging and entertaining.

We invite anyone with a desire to learn more about photography to join us for a stimulating and educational program of things photographic.


"I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create."


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“Your book is exquisite... ”


"Your book is exquisite -- the concept, your photos, your words, and your care in creating it. It is perfectly exquisite."

AREA 6   is a photographic exploration of the remains of the historic WW2 Kingsbury Ordnance Plant located deep in the rural heartland of America. The 11"x13" coffee table book is a bold departure for photographer Art Stump, whose career has been largely fashion and beauty work.


In this remarkable collection of images Mr. Stump chooses not to focus on the historical import of the structures themselves; rather he explores with a photographer's eye the bewitching character of light as it interacts endlessly with the space and color and texture of constructed elements throughout the site.



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Edda Taylor photoEdda Taylor's French grandfather, an avid art collector, first introduced her to the Fine Arts at the tender age of five, and she fell in love with the French Impressionists especially Monet, Degas, and Renoir. It was after coming to the United States as a young woman that it became clear that photography would become the love of her life. She worked as a receptionist for a great photographer, John Giolas, who mentored and encouraged her to begin formal photographic education and inspired her to become a professional.


In pursuit of her dream, she studied at the Winona International School of Professional Photography, Forum du Maquillage in Paris, and Color Charisma Training Center in Atlanta, Georgia. With that training and her gifted eye for color, light, textures and shadows, she began turning out works of art – not with a paintbrush but with a camera.


Art Stump photoArt Stump began his affair with photography while attending Indiana University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees — BA in Psychology, MBA in Marketing & Finance. Art moved to Chicago to become a commercial banker and three years later took up freelance photography. He's been shooting ever since.


Art has shot commercially for over thirty years, specializing in fashion and beauty assignments. He has worked with publishers, ad agencies, and major fashion retailers. His work has been widely published, appearing in Vogue, Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Seventeen, and similar national fashion magazines. In addition to his print media work, Art has also been heavily involved in TV commercial and film production for some of his leading fashion retailing accounts.

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