Photograph the ruggedly beautiful Maine coast as one season transitions to the next.

Explore the beauty of this special part of the American Landscape.  This is a perfect opportunity for landscape photographers as one season transition into the next.  Students will photograph the rural and wild landscape of Maine, Including Acadia National Park and Camden Hills State Park. 

In the field, learn from photographer and educator Shane Srogi how to maximize the potential of a photographic trip.   In the class room, using Lightroom, students will learn how to maximize the potential of their photographs…. to breath life into digital captures.  Shane will work with each photographer explore their personal artistic style through editing sessions and daily critiques.  The tools in Lightroom are becoming more nuanced with every edition, Shane will help you craft your images into fine art landscapes.


In The Field
Explore the Landscape: with an eye for maximizing it’s potential
Reacting to the weather, weather influences light
Shooting wide: Cinematic Landscapes
Shooting Details: intimate Landscapes
Seeing the potential: Shooting for color or black and white

Editing in the Classroom
Learning the Lightroom Workflow (between travel and home)
Bringing out the potential in an image through the editing process
Daily Critiques: Walking away with a better understanding of your personal artistic style
Pre Visualization and Post Visualization and realizing your photographs


Shane Srogi

Shane Srogi has been a Professional Photographer and Educator for going on 20 years now.  “The Camera is at the intersection of my lifelong interests in Art, Technology and our Environment.  It is, for me, the perfect instrument for telling a story.”  He was captivated with the American Landscape at an early age while on a cross country trip to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.  His fascination lead to a degree in History from Rutgers University.  A range of study that included pre-Columbian America through the Formative years of our Nation.  His study of Photography took hold there too, “I convinced my Thesis Teacher to let me complete my Thesis as a Photo Essay.” 

In the Mid 90’s Shane made his move toward digital, with a 2 year degree in Multimedia Production from the Art Institute of Seattle.  “This was a natural progression for me I had been programming since the age of 10 and something I wanted to be in on the ground floor of.”  He graduated as part of a pilot program with 11 other students.  

Shane teaches Workshops throughout the country, year round and manages a custom print lab.  He has worked on the History Channel’s Great Race, a Rally Car race across the West.  The X-Files Video Game where his still images merged with video to become part of the fabric of this live action game.  He is most proud of his conservation work in Washington State, helping maintain wild rivers and clean water, Wolf reintroduction, and being asked by REI to document an area that would eventually get park designation.  His prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country.

He currently lives on a Rescue Horse Ranch in South Florida but his years in Seattle have left him with a serious love of coffee. 

Course Dates

Jul 30 to Aug 5



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