Explore the Maine winter landscape and starry night sky under the New Moon

Date: Feb 11-17, 2018
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee: $1195
Class Size: 12

Winter is a time for reflection. Often, that means being hunkered down all cozy and warm with the comforts of home. This February, join Lance Keimig for an exploration of the Maine winter landscape and starry night sky under the New Moon. Over the course of this night photography workshop, we will explore the themes of silence and solitude as we embark on an inward journey to consider why we photograph. Through nightly field sessions, we will seek to make a deeper connection to the landscape and to find personal meaning in our images.

Image Credit: Lance Keimig

We will begin with a night photography primer, but the class is ultimately geared towards recharging our creative batteries, and reinvigorating our photographic curiosity. Lance will provide technical guidance on a personal and as needed basis, but this class will be centered more on creativity than technique.

After going over the basics of dark sky night photography on the first day, our classroom sessions will be devoted to developing and critiquing our work. Each student will be challenged to develop a theme, or a concept for the week. We will think about and discuss individual goals for the workshop, and will keep a journal chronicling the development of each person’s theme. On Friday, we will spend some time writing an accompanying text that will be presented with the images at the end of the workshop. Consideration will also be given to different ways that each project might be presented- be it a slide show, prints, a hand made book, or other format.

The workshop is intended for people who are comfortable with their equipment and with capturing RAW files in Manual exposure mode. Night photography experience is helpful, but not necessary. Obviously, heavy winter clothing is required. Participants will receive a list of suggested gear upon registration.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475 per week. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging is $125 per week.

Image Credit: Lance Keimig

Header Image Credit: Lance Keimig

Instructor: Lance Keimig

Lance Keimig is best known for his night photographs, which are often made at the juncture of the built and natural environments. His book, Night Photography- Finding Your Way In The Dark was published by Focal Press in August of 2010, and has been translated into 6 languages. A revised and expanded second edition was published in July of 2015. He is the curator of Darkness, Darkness, a traveling exhibit of Night Photography that opened at Harvard University’s Three Columns Gallery where Keimig was curator from 2005-2010.