Discover new possibilities as you explore different genres of photography.

May 3, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $575
Workshop Duration: 15 hours over 5 weeks (Wednesdays, 11am-2pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 10

Note: This Course will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Wednesdays, May 3-May 31, 2023, 11am-2pm ET, with 1:1 sessions.

This course will broaden your visual interests and add a new intensity to your work. Inspiration and knowledge are derived from lectures that examine the work of major photographers in specific fields, providing a context for each day’s work.

Teeth - By Anna LaBenz
Teeth – By Anna LaBenz

Discussions cover photographic history, theory, and technical concerns. Afternoons are spent working in the field on specific assignments, each designed to awaken your eye and strengthen your ability to deal effectively with new subject matter in a meaningful and personal way.

Mornings are filled with review and critique of the previous day’s photographs. Lectures and discussions present new ideas and explore the way other photographers have handled specific subject matter.

Subjects covered during the workshop:

  • Spaces – The afternoon is spent photographing spaces, capturing the corner of a room, and photographing a farmyard, backyard, or porch.
  • The Landscape – We will work with rural and urban landscapes, photographing seascapes and horizons to create three-dimensionality.
  • Objects – We will search for the identity within an object, as defined by its space and surroundings.
  • The Portrait – Explore ways to photograph people: friends, strangers, groups of people, as well as self-portraiture.
  • The Emotional Photograph – This assignment is to produce a single, complex photograph, which expresses an emotion or idea.

Header Image: ©Nina Poole

Past student testimonials

This experience gave me exactly the structure and guidance I needed to start thinking again about more intentional photography in general while opening up new avenues for exploration. Who knew I would love The Object? Who knew I could even think about a portrait or self-portrait? With this group of creative souls, I felt safe and encouraged to boldly go where I had never been before! Thank you for that, each of you. I learned a lot from you all, and loved seeing, and being inspired by your work and learning with you.” – Past Student

This class far more than lives up to its name of ‘exploring photographic styles’ it is more about inhabiting them!” – Ashira Malka

I finished the week literally seeing the world—and what I want to show others with my photographs differently.“ – Judith Donath

Past student work

Left to right: Michael Jeans (x2), Dick Tranfaglia (x2), John Regan (x2), Madison Olds (x2)

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Instructor: Anna LaBenz

Anna LaBenz is a working artist who makes her home in beautiful Northern Arizona. Her work is rooted in the legacy of early memories. She is curious about the human experience and that which ties us all together.

Anna works on creating art that echoes the rawness of our humanity in a space that illuminates the tenderness of being. Anna’s studio practice includes photography, bookmaking, installations, as well as paper and image manipulation.

Anna received her MFA from Maine Media College in 2016 and her work has been displayed in exhibitions throughout the United States.