For photographers seeking to embrace a sense of wonder in creating their work, finding new avenues for creative expression as they photographically explore the mysteries of the natural world.
Sep 11, 2023 - Sep 15, 2023
Workshop Fee: $1250
Class Size: 12
This is a workshop for photographers seeking to embrace a sense of wonder in creating their work. Guided by fine art photographer Jim Nickelson, students will find new avenues for creative expression as they photographically explore the mysteries of the natural world. Through a combination of lectures, image and portfolio reviews, demonstrations, discussions, and photographing as a group in the field, students will learn how to better appreciate the wonder all around them in the natural landscape and to learn tips and techniques necessary to photograph them.
Ranging from sea to mountain to lake and to forest, we will explore intimate details of the landscape and how to capture natural processes such as tides and winds. Students will also have the opportunity to photograph the night sky to explore the cosmos and, on the other end of the spectrum, students can seek and photograph smaller aspects of nature with macro lenses.
Discovery and experimentation are at the heart of this workshop, and students are encouraged to explore and photograph the Maine landscape in new and creatively exciting ways.
Participants may work in any medium and in color or black & white.
All images© Jim Nickelson
Past student work (from left to right): Abby Raeder (x2), Don Logie, Cindy Mervis
Instructor: Jim Nickelson
Based in Camden, Maine, Jim works as a fine art photographer, custom digital printer (as Nickelson Editions), bookmaker, and teacher. Before committing himself to the photographic life, he pursued the classic artistic career path of NASA engineer and corporate attorney (with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Univ. of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School).
Jim has received numerous awards, including being honored as Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park, Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona, the Baer Art Center in Iceland, and the book arts studio at Maine Media Workshops + College. Jim has exhibited widely, and his work resides in museum, corporate, university, public, and private collections across the United States and Canada.