An advanced workshop for photographers looking to break into the commercial and editorial industry.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Learn how to work in a professional studio setting using various light sources and light modifiers to realize your creative ideas. You will learn how to direct subjects, create sets and light objects and then apply advanced post – production techniques using Adobe Photoshop. This workshop will prepare you for future work as an assistant, digital tech and photographer in the commercial and editorial industry.

About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office.  We recommend students have access to $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.

Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 PM and departure is on Saturday morning.

Tuition Note: includes room and board

Image Credits:  Kara Birnbaum, Darcy Aders

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Instructor: Andy Bloxham

Andy Bloxham turns to his imagination for activity. This playful, creative approach to life takes form in photographic storytelling. Creating what he considers imagery made through a grinning camera, his personal work of fictional narratives have appeared throughout the world in numerous group and solo exhibitions, publications, and online media. He works commercially in advertising for both small and large companies.