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Maine Media Workshops

Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer

This workshop is for every photographer who wants to draw their line in the sand to become the best photographer and artist they can be. Using the exercises he developed for his highly-acclaimed Achieving Your Potential As a Photographer: A Photographer’s Creative Companion and Workbook, Harold Davis will work in a supportive group environment with each participant to help them discover their unique photographic potential.

The workshop will include group and individual exercises and assignments. There will be guided field sessions, and work in the classroom. Technical and practical skills and topics will be covered.

Each participant will come away from the workshop with real-world skills, an enhanced sense of their own creative strengths, and a detailed roadmap for how to best achieve their own creative potential. Besides learning a new way to view their own work, and the ability to benchmark goals for future progress, participants can expect to create a personalized workbook that will continue to help them reach these goals long after the workshop has ended.

This is a workshop intended for participants of all levels. It’s never too late to hone your skills, and to unleash the powerful and positive creative forces that are waiting to be discovered within each of us.

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Photographing Flowers for Transparency

Master photographer Harold Davis is well-known for his often imitated—but seldom equaled—digital images of luscious transparent and translucent flowers.

In this Maine Media 5-day workshop offering, Harold Davis shows the techniques he pioneered to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, and post-production will all be covered, as will Harold's special techniques for shooting on a light box. In addition, several sessions will explore field floral photography, and alternative techniques related to the studio photography of flowers. Harold will also show his spectacular botanical prints in the context of a discussion of the best way to create prints of floral imagery.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enhance your floral photography by learning from Harold Davis, the best-selling author of award-winning Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis.

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • Understanding transparency and translucency
  • Introduction to floral arrangement and composition
  • Botanical art in the digital era
  • Shooting florals in the field
  • Creative field techniques
  • Best practices in macro photography
  • Shooting flowers on a dark background
  • Shooting on a light box
  • Understanding high-key post-production
  • Working with Photoshop layers
  • High-key HDR
  • LAB color effects
  • Backgrounds and textures
  • Preparing to make floral pigment prints
  • Implementing one’s own vision

 Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to compose, photograph and post-process their own transparent floral images from beginning-to-end during the workshop.  Field and studio sessions will demonstrate creative techniques across the gamut of different kinds of flower photography, and allow plenty of time for individual image making. The emphasis of this workshop will be to support each participant, enabling their own unique vision and helping them to become the best flower photographer they can be.

Photographing Flowers for Transparency

Master photographer Harold Davis is well-known for his often imitated—but seldom equaled—digital images of luscious transparent and translucent flowers.

In a unique 5-day workshop offering at Maine Media Workshops+College, Harold Davis shows the techniques he pioneered to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, and post-production will all be covered, as will Harold's special techniques for shooting on a light box. In addition, several sessions will explore field floral photography, and alternative techniques related to the studio photography of flowers. Harold will also show his spectacular botanical prints in the context of a discussion of the best way to create prints of floral imagery.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enhance your floral photography by learning from Harold Davis, the best-selling author of award-winning Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis.

Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to compose, photograph and post-process their own transparent floral images from beginning-to-end during the workshop.  Field and studio sessions will demonstrate creative techniques across the gamut of different kinds of flower photography, and allow plenty of time for individual image making. The emphasis of this workshop will be to support each participant, enabling their own unique vision and helping them to become the best flower photographer they can be.

As You See It: Finding Your Creative Voice

 

Moab Paper is proud to sponsor "As You See It", a summer Maine Media workshop to enhance your fine art photography with Moab Master, Michael Zide, and Jim Roselli. The two photo educators will be providing in-depth instruction from image capture through fine art image output. Don't miss out on the amazing opportunity to integrate your photographic vision, capture, post-processing and presentation techniques through your images. With Moab Paper giveaways and tips on printing with Canon Pixma Pro-1 Professional Inkjet Printers, the in-depth workshop offers a great deal of successful image-making!

 

 

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Where: Maine Media, Rockport, ME

When: July 13-19th

Levels: Intermediate and Advanced

Expressive Printing: Monochrome Options

Achieve the tonal nuance and character of the finest silver prints when making digital prints in this August workshop lead by George Schaub.

The class concentrates on monochrome printmaking, which includes many styles and approaches, from expressionistic to naturalistic to highly graphic, and includes the use of numerous plug-ins for creating foundation images, using duotone and “toned” looks, creating low-sat and high and low key, as well as infrared and threshold interpretations. The tools are many and varied, but what is most important in this class is defining a look and emotional feel to your prints that makes the effort worthwhile, an effort that makes you look at them in silence and know that you have expressed something from within yourself.

The workshop is limited to only 15 students so make sure you sign up quickly to reserve your spot.

Michael Zide on B&W Landscapes

One of our favorite B&W photographers will be leading a week-long workshop this summer at the Maine Media Workshops.  Michael Zide will be teaching a class titled, As You See It: Finding Your Creative Voice from July 1-7, 2012.  

Those signed up for the workshop are in for a special treat as Michael will be joined by print master, Jim Roselli of Xact Studios.  This tag-team duo will present the hands-on essentials of B&W landscape photography and fine art image output.  Click here for more details about Michael's class.

Note: last year's workshop sold out and had a waiting list so be sure to register early.

 

Michael Soluri on Documentary Portraiture

This summer up at the Maine Media Workshops, Moab Master, Michael Soluri will conduct a week-long workshop from June 3-9 delving into the secrets behind capturing the perfect portrait.

By a perfect portrait, we mean being able to get to the heart and soul of the subject. The workshop will cover both the natural and technical aspects of shooting on location with limited (often available) light sources and equipment.

The class will touch on every aspect of production with an added emphasis on post-production to obtain the perfect printed image (on Moab's Entrada, of course). 

Learn more about this workshop here, and be sure to register early as the class is limited to 14 slots. 

The perfect blend of fun, creativity and learning

We've got some exciting news to share about Michael Zide's week-long course up at the Maine Media Workshops later this month.  Zide will be adding a technical printing component to the program under the direction of printmaster Jim Roselli.  

The course kicks off on June 26th and is designed to help photographers develop an awareness of their unique visual voice and of the artistic and technical decisions that lead to successful landscape photographs. Students will then be able to fine-tune their images to obtain the perfect fine art print produced on a variety of Moab papers.

The class caps off at 14 people and is almost full.  Head over here for more info and to register.