Learn how to capture the individual beauty and personality of your young subjects

No fake smiles and no flash in this workshop, where students learn how to capture the individual beauty and personality of your young subjects.

Topics include finding the most beautiful and effective natural light and backgrounds, how to engage with your subject, tips for photographing all the age groups from newborn to teenager, and keeping the session fun for the subject (and photographer!). We also cover the fine art world of children’s photography and the commercial aspect, including setting prices and marketing. Weather permitting, students photograph children outdoors.

Students are required to shoot digitally and basic camera skills including shooting in manual mode are required.

Lunch is included, other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath.  $75/night


Patrisha McLean

Patrisha’s photographs of children have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country, including the Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, ME and the Silver Eye Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA and are in the permanent collections of the Farnsworth Museum and Portland Museum of Art.

 Her second photography book "My Island", about the children living on the Maine islands North Haven, Islesboro and Vinalhaven, will be published in June of 2015.  Her personal style involves photographing with a medium format camera and hand-crafting each print in the darkroom for a classic look and depth.

Course Dates

May 2 to May 3



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