For photographers seeking to embrace a sense of wonder in creating their work.

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This is a workshop for photographers seeking to embrace a sense of wonder in creating their work. 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

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Instructor: Jim Nickelson

Jim works full time as a fine art photographer, custom digital printer, and teacher. He is also the author of Fine Art Inkjet Printing published by Rocky Nook in 2017. Jim has received numerous awards, including being honored as Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park and Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona. Jim has also exhibited widely, including in museums or galleries such as the Boston Athenaeum, Photo Resource Center at Boston University, Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA), Camerawork Gallery (Portland, OR), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockport, ME), University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME), Michener Art Museum (Doyletown, PA), Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME), Three Columns Gallery at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Soho Photo Gallery (NYC), University of Wyoming Art Museum (Laramie, WY), 555 Gallery (Boston, MA), Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA), Preston Contemporary Art Center (Mesilla, NM), Spiva Center for the Arts (Joplin, MO), Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), Kingman Gallery (Deer Isle, ME), Coconino Center for the Arts (Flagstaff, AZ), Gallery Photographica (San Francisco, CA), Carver  Hill Gallery (Rockland, ME), and Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT).