The first step to creative photography is developing the skills of composition and perspective in black and white. This course is a comprehensive exploration into the visual aspects of B&W photography, covering point-of-view, framing, the shutter, and the lens' ability to isolate subject matter through depth of field. Students concentrate on working with their cameras, and The Workshops' lab staff process their film and make prints for critique. Participants learn to read a photograph and to make images of their own worlds and experiences. There are morning lectures, slide shows, demonstrations and critiques of emerging work. Afternoons are spent exploring the coast of Maine making new images. By the end of the week students are using their cameras more creatively, and building a portfolio of images that reflect their personal point of view. Students may work with analog or digital SLR cameras.