1-Week Young Masters Workshop

You have a body of work, we will help you create a polished and professional portfolio.

After you have spent countless hours experimenting and honing your technique, the time will come to put your work together into a polished portfolio. Whether you are applying for college or getting ready to launch a career in photography, a complete understanding of the story you are trying to tell with your images must be complete, precise, and professional.

In this intense workshop you will explore the many aspects of bringing a group of coherent, consistent photographs together to flow in a harmonious way, as well as the critical sequencing and pacing of each image. In the process, you will learn more about the approach, framing, and intentions. Learn directly from one of the top photo editors in the industry through critiques, class discussions, assignments, and fieldtrips. Leave with a greater understanding of what the industry trends are, where they are going, and what expectations you should be prepared for.

Prerequisite:

This one-week program is designed for high school students between the ages of 14 and 17. Students should be fluent in the use of a DSLR camera and have large body of work. A completion of any Advanced Young Artist workshop is required.

What you will need:

A minimum of 30 images (Digital or Print) Students should bring a DSLR camera, lens, and memory card. We have cameras and accessories available for loan for the duration of the workshop if needed.

bout the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critique, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. 

All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling, and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office.

We recommend students have access to $75 over the one-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.  

Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 and departure is on Saturday morning.

Tuition Note: includes room and board