This course introduces the concepts and methods of developing a series of images that enhance and challenge students’ personal vision and visual vocabulary within the medium.  There are weekly slide lectures for the first half of the term to illustrate various genres and movements within photography, including: Light, The Photographer’s Eye, Landscape and Response to Place, Portraits and Self Portraits and Documentary work and the Decisive Moment.  Weekly shooting assignments are given with in-depth critiques of the work to follow. The course will help the student develop a familiarity with and appreciation for the major genres within photography as well as an understanding of photographic and camera vision.  Each student will work on a small portfolio for the term based on the weekly shooting assignments and personal interests.

This a 10-week course, meeting weekly on Monday afternoons from 1:30 - 5:00, begins Monday, September 5




Elizabeth Greenberg

Elizabeth Greenberg, Vice President of Academic Affairs, earned her B.F.A. in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and completed her M.F.A in Visual Arts at Vermont College.  Elizabeth began her photographic career in New York City working as Arnold Newman’s studio manager and first assistant.  After leaving Arnold Newman’s studio, she went on to assist many other well - known photographers, spending another four years working as a still life and food photographer.  She then continued to work as a freelance portrait and editorial photographer in New York City and Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth has been teaching at the Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media) since 1994.   She was the Director of the Photography Programs from 2000-2007. Elizabeth has also taught at the New School for Social research, Lafayette College (Easton, PA) and the Baum School of Art (Allentown, PA). Elizabeth teaches in the Professional Certificate program and is a member of the MFA faculty.

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