Light Work

Embrace the power of light to create the extraordinary.

Gregory Heisler

"Photo-graphy" literally means "light-writing." All photographers express themselves through the use of light, whether it's created, waited for, or already there. This class does not offer formulas or tricks; it is an endeavor to open up creative possibilities Participants will use a range of tools from the simplest to the most sophisticated. They will expand their abilities to find uniquely personal methods for working with light to help create a style all their own.

 Join Gregory Heisler, renowned for his innovative and distinctive use of light, to explore its potential for setting a mood and creating evocative images.

Students are required to shoot digitally.

A portfolio review is required for admission to this course. You can submit a portfolio via a link to your website, online portfolio, or print submission. For more detailed information on these requirements, click here.

Testimonials:

"Heisler has so much experience to draw from and so many real world examples to share. It opens up the possibilities. I'm thrilled to get back to work with these new skills."
- David S. Holloway, Brooklyn, NY

"Maine Media Workshops are just the best our there. Great mix of people, subject matter, food, location and feel. Not to mention the learning, lectures, and lights!"
- Skip Klein, Stevenson, MD

"I love this location - how you can unplug from the 'day to day' & study with some incredible talents."
- Robert Krivicich, Charlestown, MA

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Instructors

Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler is a photographer and educator renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness.  His enthusiasm, curiosity, and drive are manifested in his hands-on approach to all aspects of the image making process.

His iconic portraits and innovative visual essays have graced the covers and pages of many magazines, including LIFE, ESQUIRE, GENTLEMEN'S QUARTERLY, GEO, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, ESPN, and THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, yet he is perhaps best known for his more than seventy cover portraits for TIME magazine.  He has also photographed advertising campaigns for such clients as American Express, Benson & Hedges, Dewar's, Merrill Lynch, and Nike.

Private portrait commissions are another important focus of Gregory's work.  The first photographic portrait for New York's City Hall was his lithographic print of Mayor Edward I. Koch. Most recently, Gregory completed large-scale portraits of noted authors and actors on display at the National Arts Club in New York City.

Among the many kudos he has received are the Alfred Eisenstadt Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence.  Gregory has been profiled in AMERICAN PHOTO, COMMUNICATION ARTS, ESQUIRE, LIFE, and numerous industry periodicals.

As a sought-after speaker and educator, he has taught at scores of workshops and seminars throughout the country and overseas.  Gregory is currently Artist-in-Residence at Hallmark Institute of Photography.

His new book, Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits, will be published by Random House/Amphoto this coming fall.

From one of Gregory's students:

"Heisler has so much experience to draw from and so many real world examples to share. It opens up the possibilities. I'm thrilled to get back to work with these new skills."
- David S. Holloway, Brooklyn, NY