2017 Workshops

Portfolio Weekend

Portfolio Weekend

March 2 – 4, 2018 Camden, Maine Class Size: 8 Tuition: $550 Register

The most important step in being a photographer is to make photographs! The next step for most of us is to share our work and get feedback. We gain perspective, helping us to see more clearly, stretch further and better express our ideas.

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Ninth Annual Photographers' Retreat

Ninth Annual Photographers' Retreat

April 27 – 29, 2018 Johnstown Holiday Inn, Johnstown NY All Photographers Welcome! No registration fee to attend the retreat. Participants are responsible for transportation, food and lodging. Register

What is the Photographers’ Retreat? It is an opportunity for photographers to meet together over an unstructured weekend to talk with people who speak the same language, share work, take photographs and make new friends. How does it differ from a workshop or conference? There are no agendas, lectures or classroom teachers. At this retreat we all get to be students and we can all be teachers. This is an informal gathering and you may attend all or part of the weekend. There is no registration charge.

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Canyons, Waterfalls & Spring in the Park

Canyons, Waterfalls & Spring in the Park

April 29 – May 4, 2018 Letchworth State Park, NY Class Size: 10 Tuition: $1725 Register

This new location workshop is focused on Letchworth State Park in western New York. The readers of USA Today voted it the best State Park in the United States! Called the Grand Canyon of the East it is filled with trails, ponds, waterfalls and the canyon formed by the Genesee River on its northward journey. The western side of the gorge is a manicured landscape and maintains much of the feeling created by the work of the Civilian Conservation Corp of the 1930’s. It has 22 hiking trails ranging in length from 1/4 to 7+ miles on both sides of the gorge. The three largest waterfalls are accessible by short walks. The park runs north to south so the gorge should have wonderful light in both mornings and afternoons.

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Spirit of Structure: Peters Valley School of Craft

Spirit of Structure: Peters Valley School of Craft

June 22 – 26, 2018 Layton, NJ Registration through Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class we will photograph the buildings and landscape of the Delaware Water Gap Federal Recreation Area. Focusing primarily on the historic buildings at Peters Valley (once the farming village of Bevans) we will also make side trips to some of the preserved and restored historically significant buildings such as Van Campen’s Inn and Millbrook Village. There are also many abandoned farm buildings in disrepair that we may be able to photograph from the exterior. The wonderful thing about buildings constructed or designed during the late 19th to early 20th centuries is the use of windows to provide interior light. Watching this light play across the spaces will help us to photograph our experience of what exists today.

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A Portrait of a Community: Lincolnville, Maine

A Portrait of a Community: Lincolnville, Maine

July 22 – 27, 2018 Lincolnville, Maine Class Size: 15 Tuition: $1725 Register

The 2020 Bicentennial of the United Christian Church in Lincolnville Maine provides the perfect timing for this portrait of a community workshop! Through the connections of church and town members we will be invited into homes, farms, community organizations, businesses and buildings so that we can create a wide-ranging portrait of Lincolnville. We will photograph the town, the beaches, the parks and other physical features of the area as well. The final result of our work will be an exhibition the summer of 2019 in the church’s Community Hall in which all students are expected to participate.

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Intro to North Dakota

Intro to North Dakota

August 16 – 18, 2018 Rugby, ND Class Size: 6 Tuition: $350 if combined with Celebrating North Dakota
$750 weekend only
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This workshop is for the beginner or uncertain photographer who wants to take a location workshop but is afraid they don’t have the skills. We will cover the basics of Lightroom so you can capture, import, catalogue, edit, export and print your images. There will be location shooting as well the work in the digital darkroom. Students should have some basic camera knowledge, but we will work with you on setting up Lightroom, and making it work for you.

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Spirit of Structure: Celebrating North Dakota

Spirit of Structure: Celebrating North Dakota

August 19 – 24, 2018 Rugby, North Dakota Class Size: 15 Tuition: $1725 Register

Welcome to the unique opportunity of photographing in isolated, abandoned farmhouses and nearly deserted towns in north central North Dakota. This time of year the fields will be ripe with crops and the harvest taking place. With warm days and sunset about 9 pm your days will be filled with photo opportunities!

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Spirit of Structure: Mid Coast Maine

Spirit of Structure: Mid Coast Maine

September 9 – 14, 2018 Mid Coast, Maine Class Size: 15 Registration is through the Maine Media Workshops

In this class we will focus our attention on buildings and locations of interest in the mid coast area. Possible locations include Montpelier, the home designed by Henry Knox for his retirement after serving as George Washington’s Secretary of War; Fort Knox; Penobscot Narrows Observatory; Owls Head Transportation Museum; LC Bates Museum; a day on Pemaquid Point and Penobscot Marine Museum. Locations will be subject to weather and availability.

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Advanced Platinum Printing

Advanced Platinum Printing

September 16 – 21, 2018 Rockport, ME Class Size: 10 Registration is through the Maine Media Workshops

This is a technical class on making digital negatives and platinum prints. You will learn how to make curves for all alternative processes but we will focus on making the best curves for platinum printing.

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Spirit of Structure: Tuscany, Italy

Spirit of Structure: Tuscany, Italy

October 6 – 13, 2018 Tuscany, Italy Class Size: 7 Cost: See details in course description

Calling all photographers to the Chianti region of Tuscany! I am excited to be teaming up with Il Chiostro, Arts, Culture and Culinary Workshops in Tuscany. Linda Mironti and Michael Mele have been running workshops in Italy together for over 20 years. Their goal, as they say, is to show us an authentic Tuscany, not just dazzle us with the highlights. This is sure to be a great week!

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For further information email us or call (207) 230-0199.

If you do not see the perfect workshop for you listed above, please contact me for information on individual or group tutorials. I can work with you here in Maine, in your own home darkroom/studio or at a location of your choice. Private tutorials can be set up by day, weekend or week. Email us for further details.