Challenge yourself to see Maine with a fresh perspective.

Maine has long been a photographer’s paradise. From season to season, the landscapes change dramatically and offer many visual delights. This workshop will challenge photographers to see their environment through fresh eyes, using Maine as the backdrop. We will look beyond clichés, extract the tranquility and discover exciting new ways to photograph the world around us.

Jacob Hessler, a fine art landscape photographer and lifetime resident of Maine, will take us to his favorite places, including quiet lakes, rolling hills, coastal islands, and his 138-year-old farm. Hessler's farm has a working photography studio housed in a historic 1877 barn, and is almost a square mile in size, with wild blueberry fields, woods, an old sugarhouse, and miles of stonewalls. We will also visit several iconic landmarks, with the goal of capturing them in a new way. Shooting the early morning and early evening light, students will leave empowered with useful skills to bring their landscape photography to the next level.

Alissa Hessler, an art director and photo editor, will work with students on editing and sequencing their work, adding the final polish to their completed images. She will also assist attendees who are interested in developing their landscape work into a book and/or concise body of work for exhibition.

In addition to the fieldwork, the class will hone their skills in the digital darkroom and will focus on developing and establishing a singular voice. The group will leave at the end of the week confident to shoot, critique, edit and sequence their own photography in new ways. There will also be ample time to discuss exhibiting and promoting their art in the future. 




Larry Hayden Alexander Thayer Paige Denkin


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This course is not offered at this time.
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Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.



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