Experience the beautiful signs of emerging life after the long rest of Maine's winter.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Captivate yourself in an outdoor adventure through the four seasons in the Midcoast. Spring, the dawn of a new cycle, is the season of the lupine and Neal Parent has been photographing this wonderland for over 35 years. This workshop focuses on the beauty that the first signs of emerging life express after the long rest of winter’s dormancy. Students learn to conquer the challenges that arise from creating images during this season. Flat contrast, morning fog, cool temperatures and finding that unique photo are just a few of the topics covered in this class. Through in-class instruction, field trips, and critiques, students discover the ease of photographing while creating breathtaking images during the spring season. The split of field and lab discussion complement each other as creating new images and properly processing them is the key to this workshop.

Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable with their camera in manual mode.
Class needs: This workshop will be held in a non-digital classroom, a laptop for image editing
and processing will be required.

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

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.

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Instructor: Neal Parent

A professional photographer for over thirty-five years, Neal Parent started his career as a photojournalist for a small mid-coast Maine newspaper. Although his primary subject has been the coast of Maine – its waters, landscapes, boats and people; in recent years, his work has expanded to include Florida, Wyoming, and Montana.

Most recently Neal has held workshops in Paris, Canada, the Caribbean, and in China. The workshops now include beginner’s digital photography offering instructions in how to use your digital camera’s many settings. Neal encourages students to shoot in manual mode, and how to get the most out of the image. Each student also will benefit from the daily critiques that Neal feels is so important in learning to use their cameras.