Join Dave to learn and practice new ways of creating compelling travel and street photographs.

Aug 2, 2020 - Aug 8, 2020

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $1495
Class Size: 12 (max)

Our learning begins with a constructive review of student’s images to help set goals for the week. We gain further inspiration and learning from images Dave has gathered from brilliant international photographers. With set goals and serendipitous light, we explore favorite Maine locations and visit local folks to find photogenic opportunities and practice skills. Throughout the week, discussions focus on tuning into surroundings, setting intentions, approaching people, connecting or not, designing the frame and technical mastery. Demos include travel research, shooting styles, POV, street techniques, decisive timing, and adding modified light for dynamic street portraiture. We also experiment with blurred action, backlighting and working at night. Reviews of our location captures complete the cycle of learning. Back in our digital Lab, Dave also demonstrates his expert skills in Lightroom and related tools to help students refine their captures and imbue them with personal style. By week’s end, each student shares a collection of their best images, and contributes to our campus slideshow.

Any digital SLR, Mirrorless or digital Rangefinder camera that has manual exposure ‘M’ mode is ideal for this workshop. A ‘less is more’ gear philosophy is encouraged. Our digital lab’s iMac workstations are ready with Lightroom CC and related apps. Contact Dave directly with any content or tech questions about this workshop.

All image credit © David Julian



Past student work (clockwise): Yoshi Yamamoto, Mike Conley, Melissa Stiles, Sally Ness, Marilyn Ewing, Phoebe Smolan, Richard Nugent, Kathy Tenga-Gonzalez 

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Instructor: David Julian

Dave teaches photography at the University of Washington and has run workshops across the US, in CAN, MX, Europe, Cuba, and on small-ship photography adventures. He has exhibited in galleries in the US, Canada, Venezuela and Amsterdam, and his articles and interviews appear online and in print including Nikon World, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Islands, PRINT, After Capture, Rangefinder, SHOTS, Outdoor Photographer, Scientific American, Digital Photo Pro and FujiLove.