2017 Workshops

Portfolio Weekend

Portfolio Weekend

March 3 – 5, 2017 Camden, Maine Class Size: 8 Tuition: $550 Register

I often hear from students that they want more time to discuss their photographs than a class critique provides for. Making the time in a location workshop is challenging so we created this workshop for just this purpose. We keep the class size small so that each participant’s work can be given ample attention. We focus for one hour on both Saturday and Sunday on each student’s work. This weekend of sharing work with a group of peers provides for conversation and mentoring that has proven priceless to many students over the years. We hope you will join in the conversation this year.

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Eighth Annual Photographers' Retreat

Eighth Annual Photographers' Retreat

April 28 – 30, 2017 Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton NJ All Photographers Welcome! Tuition: No registration fee to attend the retreat. Participants are responsible for transportation, food and lodging. Register

We are excited to be returning to Peters Valley for the 8th annual Photographers’ Retreat. Peters Valley is located in the heart of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (www.nps.gov/dewa) and offers abundant subject material for participants wishing to photograph. We will also have access to photograph the buildings and grounds of PVCC.

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Pinholes, Portraits and Cyanotypes

Pinholes, Portraits and Cyanotypes

May 21 – 26, 2017 Floyd, VA Instructors: Tillman Crane and Russ Young Class Size: 10 Tuition: $1725 Register

This will be a very unusual workshop. We will be headquartered in scenic and friendly Floyd, Virginia, home of American roots music, 200-year old farms and forty miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Spirit of Structure: Abandoned Farms of North Dakota

Spirit of Structure: Abandoned Farms of North Dakota

August 20 – 25, 2017 Rugby, ND 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. Conditions of the structures range from windowless shells to intact buildings containing personal belongings of the long gone occupants. Despite the perception that photographing buildings falls under the genre of “architectural” photography these structures also provide rich possibliities for photographers with still life, portrait, abstract, and landscape interests.

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Spirit of Structure: Bicentennial of the Erie Canal

Spirit of Structure: Bicentennial of the Erie Canal

September 24 – 29, 2017 Brockport, NY Class Size: 15 Tuition: $1725 Register

This 6th year of the Erie Canal workshop will be based in Brockport, NY. Brockport calls itself the “Victorian Village on the Erie Canal” and we will use it as our base for the week. We will photograph in a variety of locations along this stretch of the canal. In Lockport we will photograph the Flight of Five historic locks (from the original Erie Canal) as well as the last two locks (34 and 35) on the modern barge canal. We will photograph the lift bridges in the towns of Gasport, Medina, Albion, Eagle Harbor, Brockport, Adams Basin, and Spencerport. We will explore highlights behind the scenes at the George Eastman House in both the photographic collection and the camera technology section. We hope to also have time to photograph modern locks 32 and 33 as well as searching for evidence of the original Erie Canal in Rochester.

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Autumn in Guilin, China

Autumn in Guilin, China

October 22 – November 1, 2017 Guilin, China Class Size: 12 Tuition: $6750 Register

Working with the Chinese Language School of Guilin (CLI), I have created a workshop centered in what many believe is the most beautiful place in China. Often depicted in Chinese paintings and gracing the 20-yuan bank note, Guilin is located in southern China. This relatively small city of less than a million people contains a wonderful mix of historical architecture and modern culture. Surrounded by the unusual limestone karst hill formations, some of its charms center around the Li River, parks, monasteries, restaurants and markets.

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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.