Winter is a time for reflection. Often, that means being hunkered down all cozy and warm with the comforts of home. This February, join Lance Keimig for an exploration of the Maine winter landscape under the Full Snow Moon. Over the course of this night photography workshop, we will explore the themes of silence and solitude as we embark on an inward journey to consider why we photograph. Through nightly field sessions under the light of the full moon, we will seek to make a deeper connection to the landscape and to find personal meaning in our images.
We will begin with a night photography primer, but the class is ultimately geared towards recharging our creative batteries, and reinvigorating our photographic curiosity. Lance will provide technical guidance on a personal and as needed basis, but this class will be centered more on creativity than technique.
After going over the basics of night photography on the first day, our classroom sessions will be devoted to developing and critiquing our work. Each student will be challenged to develop a theme, or a concept for the week. We will think about and discuss individual goals for the workshop, and will keep a journal chronicling the development of each person’s theme. On Friday, we will spend some time writing an accompanying text that will be presented with the images at the end of the workshop. Consideration will also be given to different ways that each project might be presented- be it a slide show, prints, a hand made book, or other format.
The class is anyone who has a solid understanding of the basic principles of photography, and is open to both film and digital photographers. Obviously, heavy winter clothing is required. Participants will receive a list of suggested gear upon registration.
Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475 per week. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $125 per week.