Photography: Six-Week Workstudy

Explore and cultivate your photographic vision and develop the craft of visual storytelling

Workstudy class summer 2010A unique environment for studying photography, students spend six weeks marrying creative vision with technical craft. The goal of this program is to gain command over the craft while creating a portfolio that accurately represents the vision and style of each artist.

Over the course of six weeks, lectures, demonstrations, discussions and critiques expose students to aesthetics, technical execution and history of photography and contemporary trends. Exposure, camera controls, and fine printing along with the challenges of creating cohesive threads in a body of work are covered and put to use in this workshop.

Students continually work out in the field on assignments designed to help discover and develop a unique visual voice, covering a variety of genres including landscape, interiors, portraits, and the social document. Upon completion of the course, an exhibition is held on campus to review the accomplishments of the program.

Students supply their own printing paper for the duration of this course.  Students are to bring a digital SLR camera and laptop with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS4 or greater.

Workstudy participants cover their room and board costs by working up to 12 hours per week as part of the Workshops’ team.


Reid Elem

© Lindsey StallingsReid Elem is a photographic educator and fine art photographer based in Camden, Maine. Originally from upstate New York, he finds his comfort and photographic inspiration in New England. Reid received his Masters of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design and has worked for the Maine Media Workshops since 2010. He is currently working with the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine and is passionately involved in a career of learning and sharing knowledge with those interested in the art of photography.