Young Studio Photographers
The creation of stunning unique images starts with the knowledge of how to use the tools that are available to you. The studio environment is filled with endless opportunities to unleash you creativity in fashion, food, portraiture and still life.
Students who attend this workshop are shown the wide range of techniques and tools that are involved in a typical studio environment. Strobe, continuous and specialty lighting are taught in depth accompanied by the proper safety and skills needed to work in a studio. Once the students are comfortable in the studio environment, work continues on location where new challenges are discussed and conquered.
This two-week program is designed for high school students between the ages of 14 and 18. Students should be comfortable with their DSLR camera in manual mode and skills from the completion of a Young Digital Photographers workshop or equivalent.
What you will learn:
Students leave this workshop with a solid understanding of the core foundation of a studio photographer. Topics covered will be: Fashion, still life, location and portrait lighting plus much more!
What you will need:
Students should bring a DSLR camera, lens, memory card and a minimum of 120GB Hard Drive. We have cameras and accessories available for loan for the duration of the workshop if needed.
About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, 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 $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 PM and departure is on Saturday morning.
Tuition Note: includes room and board