Engage your creativity with this intense two-week immersion in the world of digital photography.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

This workshop is for talented teenage photographers wanting to explore and excel in digital photography. In the quest for creative vision students study the technical capabilities of digital camera functions, file management, Adobe Lightroom, printing, and image editing. Each student learns tricks of the trade such as how to use color to create dynamic compositions and how to handle the elements of time, motion, image content, and intent. Through hands-on instruction, assignments, and critique,  learn to photograph people, landscape, architecture, interiors and conceptual subject matter all in the absolute stunning backdrop of Maine summer.

Image Credit: Aidan Bliss

Students participate in various shooting assignments and digital lab work. Both individual and group critiques are held daily.

Prerequisite:
This two-week program is designed for high school students between the ages of 14 and 18. It is an entry-level workshop and no prior experience is necessary.

What you will learn:
Students leave this workshop with a solid understanding of the core foundation of photography, digital capture and image printing which enables students to explore other level 2 workshops.

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.

©Max Soley, Young Photographers, 2015

About the Academy Programs: 

All Academy students must be fully vaccinated for COVID at least 14 days prior to arrival.  A copy of the vaccine card must be submitted to [email protected]

Student days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or digital lab 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.

All students reside in our Campus Residence, occupying the lower floor.  Rooms are all private bath with a maximum of three students per room (most will be doubles). Resident Advisors (RAs) also reside on the same floor to monitor and supervise.   The upper floor is occupied by non-Academy adult workshop attendees who will have little exposure or direct interaction with the Academy students. 

During the week, all meals are taken together in the dining facilities directly across the street. Weekend meals are taken in the local economy and transported by the RA’s – or sometimes do cookouts. This cost is included in the tuition package. Parents may indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. 

RAs supervise the students when not in class and help make group decisions about weekend activities which may include swimming, bowling, movies, 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 MMW+C 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.

Students may request a transcript to be sent to their high school for possible credit.

Tuition Note: includes room and board


Testimonials:

“Maine Media Workshops was a great experience, a place to meet fellow teen artists and learn from experienced staff”
– Aaron Mason, Noblebaro, ME

“I learned that there are so many tricks to photography.”
– Kyra Hahn, Nazareth, PA

“I think every kid should experience MMW because it is truly a gift and I feel so lucky to be a part of it.”
– Julia Plummer, Falmouth, ME

“Going to Maine Media Workshops was a great experience for me because it gave me more confidence about my photos.”
– Kelly Zimmerhanzel, Schertz, TX

“I learned a lot, met new friends, ate new food, and photographed it up!”
– Liv, New York, NY

“I think the training and programs we got to use were amazing”
– Hannah Bolduc-Jackson, Raymond, ME

“Maine Media is the perfect place to meet people who share your same interest and work together as a creative group of young artists.”
– Giacomo Cabrini, Milan, Italy

 

Past student work (left to right): Maggie Hough, Lily Steck, Abby Coston, May Winter

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Instructor: Scott Fuller

Fuller is the Founder and Department Chair of the BFA in Visual Arts program at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.  The program encourages students to study fine art combining traditional and new media. Scott is a practicing artist focusing in large scale public works and experimental small scale forms.  His work interprets the natural world and has a diverse range, utilizing photography, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, large-scale metal, glasswork and ephemeral materials like fire, ice and projection.  Fuller’s work has been exhibited throughout the USA and in a total of thirty-four different countries around the world.  His work has been published in international exhibition catalogs, books, periodicals, local media and has appeared on national television in the USA and China.  Scott received an award in Beijing for a landscape sculpture created for the Summer Olympics and  presented the work in the California Governor’s Office during a cultural exchange between Chinese and American artists.