This workshop is designed for the experienced young photographer who is interested in testing their artistic vision, technique and impact through experimentation and exploration. Digital photography is a flexible medium that can embrace the traditions of photographic vision and history, as well as delve into new experiments with the unique technology that is currently available. Students of this workshop will be asked to embrace the mode of explorers, testing the boundaries of contemporary photography through the production of their imagery. Whether the topic is the construction of an image, timelapse, high-speed strobography, or making prints on fabric and wood; students will be using their minds and eyes to reconsider the creative potential that a photograph can have.
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, selected staff, 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 $75 for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 and departure is on Saturday morning.
Tuition Note: includes room and board
Students may request a transcript be sent to their high school for possible credit.