Discover new possibilities as you explore different genres of photography.

Dates:
May 4, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Jun 21, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Oct 4, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: $995 (Spring) $1175 (Summer/Fall)
Class Size: 14 (Max)

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

©Sarah Rice

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 week:

  • Spaces – The afternoon is spent photographing spaces, capturing the corner of a room, 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.

Students are encouraged to bring a laptop for image processing and editing since this is not based in a digital lab classroom.

Winter/Spring Session Info: Lodging and meal package available for $525. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $150. Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening to be rested for your workshop which will begin Monday morning, following registration. Workshops will end late Friday afternoon. Lodging is booked for a Saturday departure.

Header Image:  ©Nina Poole

Past student work (left to right): Michael Jeans (x2), Dick Tranfaglia (x2), John Regan (x2), Madison Olds (x2)

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Instructor: Sal Taylor Kydd (May Dates)

Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages from Manchester University in the UK and has an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College. Her fine art photographs have been exhibited throughout the country and internationally, including Barcelona, San Miguel De Allende, Portland, Boston and Los Angeles. Sal is also a writer and poet, and has self-published a number of books combining her poetry with her photographs. Her books are in numerous private and museum collections throughout the country including The Getty Museum and the Maine Women Writer’s Collection at the University of New England.

Instructor: Elizabeth Greenberg (June Dates)

Elizabeth Greenberg is an artist and educator living in midcoast Maine. She received her BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. Following undergraduate school, Elizabeth spent her first summer in Maine at The Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media Workshops), thus beginning a long-term relationship with a place she still calls home. Elizabeth served as Arnold Newman's teaching assistant in Maine one summer and was subsequently hired as his assistant and studio manager. She continued to work for Arnold Newman for a number of years. Elizabeth continued to work in New York and established a career in the world of commercial photography. In addition to teaching summer workshops and courses in photography and professional development at Maine Media Workshops + College, Elizabeth has also taught at The New School for Social Research, NYC, The Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA and Lafayette College, Easton, PA.