Spend 2 days learning from a career children's portrait photographer

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Making powerful images of children, whether for commercial portraits, non-profit work or travel, is the subject of this workshop.

Topics include engaging the child and relaxing the parent, and gaining permission from the parent if you are traveling. Tips are provided for photographing age groups from baby to teenager, optimizing light and background, and choice of equipment. We cover personal projects, gallery shows, books, and prices and marketing for a children’s portrait photography business. Weather permitting, students photograph children outdoors.


All Images:  ©Patrisha McLean

Lunch is included, other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath.  $75/night

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Instructor: Patrisha McLean

Patrisha McLean is a writer and photographer specializing in portraits of children, and in helping others bring attention to issues of social justice. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, including the Caldbeck Gallery and Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland and the Silver Eye Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Farnsworth Museum and Portland Museum of Art. She is the author of All Fall Down, a biography of the child actor Brandon deWilde, and two books of portraits accompanied by stories: My Island, published in 2015, and Maine Street.