Capture the essence of the season through renewed vision and enhanced craft.

Date: Oct 14-20, 2018
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee: $1550
Class Size: 12

Past student work: Laurie McCormick
“Light, gesture, and color are the key components of any photograph.” —Jay Maisel

There are few places on earth that are as full of light, gesture, color and the potential for timelessness than October in Maine. From the color and hue of the leaves to the mists of fog and rain, the diversity of light creates the environment for stunning imagery.

Working with lessons from his latest book “Welcome to Oz 2.0” and some of its key topics , the following are covered:

  • Bokeh- the quality of how a lens goes from in focus to blur
  • Depth of Field- how to use blur and focus to bring forth a more powerful image. (All students are provided with a free copy of Focalpoint2 software from onOne software)
  • Weather- how to use and make it in the computer when it doesn’t show as planned.
  • The Lazarus Effect- how to make an out of focus image come back into focus. (All students are provided with actions and configurator by the instructor. Also three free plug-ins from NiK software
  • Gesture- what is the gesture of a moment, how to capture it and how to use it to great motion within a stillness
  • Advanced Black and White- every black and white technique known to man, when to and when not to use them. (All students are provided with actions and configurator by the instructor.)
  • Shape and Color- How to use shape as the unwitting ally of color, so that color is remembered over shape in your images.

The result of this week’s intensive work in both the field and digital lab are images that echo the stillness and beauty of October in Maine – of the light, of the gesture, of the moment.  The photographs are upheld by the unique vision of the participants in combination with exquisite technical craft.

Image Credit: Vincent Versace

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Instructor: Vincent Versace

Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. He is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go Team. He was commissioned by the San Francisco Presidio Trust to create a body of photographic work to permanently capture this National Park and Historic Landmark.

Instructor: Mickey Strand

Mickey Strand, Navy Photographers Mate Chief Petty Officer retired, is a working Photographer & instructor living in San Diego, Ca. He is enjoying his second career after 24 years of active service, traveling and shooting with occasional teaching stops for ACME educational, Maine Media Workshops, and Madeline Island School of the Arts.