Workshops & Retreats

Chuck Kirchner

Chuck Kirchner is a Fine Art Photographer and workshop leader based on Bainbridge Island, Washington. His subjects include cityscapes, landscapes, and world cultures. The range of photographs represents the spirit of the places Chuck has had the privilege of visiting over the years and the people met along the way. The challenge for the photographer is to convey the sense of being there. Sometimes, a lone tree in a heavy mist may say it all; other times, the dialogue entails the blur of motion on a dance floor, the detail of the musician’s hands and instrument, or the appearance of the post-storm rainbow. Chuck’s photographs have the ability to capture the season, the sensations, the memories and, most importantly, the spirit of place and of life. The tools of the trade involve technical acumen, artistic vision, patience, good timing, and, of course, a bit (or lot) of serendipity.
His photographs have been displayed in numerous venues in the Pacific Northwest and have been published in Popular Photography and the Alaska/Horizon Airlines magazines. He leads photography workshops, as well as one-on-one mentoring sessions, on a variety of topics including digital workflow, composition and creativity, creation of photo books, and travel photography. Chuck also teaches a popular introduction to photography class for elementary and middle school students. Chuck is also the author of several books, including “Photography and Thin Places,” available through, and “Journey On! Vacation Planning for the Best Trip Ever,” available through

Chuck Kirchner

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