Portfolio Weekend (Camden, ME)
March 2 – 4, 2017 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.
Making the time for such in depth critiques in my location workshops is challenging so I created this workshop for just this purpose. Class size is kept small so we can give ample attention to each participant’s work. This weekend with peers has provided priceless conversation and mentoring to many students over the years. Books, exhibitions and new project ideas have come directly out of the feedback for many students. We hope you will join in the conversation this year!
The workshop begins Friday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. and ends Sunday, March 4th at 5 p.m. On Friday we will begin with dessert and introductions. Participants will share “5-images-in-5-minutes” from the work you’ve brought. On Saturday we spend up to an hour on each person’s portfolio examining the images from a craft and technique perspective. On Sunday we will return to the images, sequencing them for your determined purpose (portfolio, exhibition, book or other publication).
Please bring prints for this portfolio review. Although these do not have to be final exhibition prints, it is important that we are looking at prints and not computer screen images. Bring as many images as you wish but understand we may only be able to review 25 – 30 of the images individually. Bring a title for this portfolio or portfolios along with a short artist statement (written statement that describes the intent of this body of work).
All participants are expected to be present throughout the day, at all presentations. Everyone’s experience is enhanced by the peer critiques. Past participants agree that the participation of every member of the group builds both trust and adds valuable feedback.
Students are responsible for all meals, lodging and transportation. Information on the area can be found at www.camdenrockland.com/where-to-stay.