Personal Vision Workshops

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    A Kick in the Pants: A Critique Workshop

    As artists, we all need a kick in the pants. No matter how passionate or how dedicated we may be, it takes practice and commitment in order to reach that next level. Maintaining that discipline…

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    Alternative Process: Tintype

    Instructor: Ronald Cowie

    This one day workshop is an exciting introduction to the world of antique processes. A cousin to the daguerreotype, tintypes are the younger lightweight photo objects made popular during the American Civil War, which later…

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    Art and Design

    Instructor: Suzanne Revy

    This is an introductory course for anyone looking to improve their composition skills. Design elements will present weekly topics for discussion, including use of the frame, angle, perspective, scale, lines and geometry, color, and time….

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    Breaking Into the Fine Art Photo World

    Instructor: Blake Fitch

    Over the course of two days artist, curator and former museum director Blake Fitch addresses what it takes to make it as a professional fine art photographer. Part One of this two part seminar, will…

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    Breaking into the Magazine

    This workshop is designed to educate students about preparation, strategies, and developing a successful approach to breaking in to the business of magazine and editorial photography. The world of magazine photography is extremely competitive, and…

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    Creative Self-Expression in Photography

    Photography can be a powerful tool for communication and self-expression. This course in visual exploration will help students to “think outside the box” and channel their creativity by introducing them to an array of conceptual…

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    Critical Objectivity

    You shoot all the time. You feel comfortable with your camera, and you usually get the shot.  You know your way around processing and editing, whether in Lightroom, Photoshop or the analog darkroom.  But when…

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    Documentary Photography

    Instructor: Michael Hintlian

    As documentarians, we are in the “point of view” business. How do we tell our stories with integrity, clarity and honesty? Where does personal vision come from and how do you tell a story with…

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    Elements of Design & Composition: How to Make Stronger Pictures

    Instructor: Erin Carey

    This is an introductory course for anyone looking to improve their compositional skills. Design elements such as framing, angle, perspective, line, color, and time will be explored in an in-depth manner. A short history lesson…

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    Fine Art Architecture – Fan Pier Park

    Instructor: Thibault Roland

    Learn how to create impactful and original fine art images of a subject by using long exposures to create a unique aesthetic and mood. On day one, the class will venture into the landscape and…

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    Getting to Know the Landscape: A Shooting Intensive Experience

    Instructor: Tsar Fedorsky

    Saturday and Sunday, Times vary*, 3 Days

    June 10 - June 17

    Photographer Tsar Fedorsky will host a workshop focusing on the interpretative landscape. The workshop will begin with an in-class meet at NESOP to present examples of their work and discuss issues and ideas in contemporary…

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    Light Painting

    Instructor: Keitaro Yoshioka

    This ten week course will focus on the art of still life photography made possible through light painting in the studio. Weekly demonstrations on exposure techniques will be paired with instructor guided shooting exercises. As…

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    Night Photography Intensive: Cape Cod

    Instructor: Lance Keimig

    This two day workshop course will meet on Location Saturday evening on Cape Cod. Under the creative and technical direction of the instructor, students will spend the evening making long exposures within the local terrain….

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    Night Photography Intensive: North Shore

    Instructor: Lance Keimig

    This two day workshop course will meet on Location Saturday evening in Gloucester. Under the creative and technical direction of the instructor, students will spend the evening making long exposures within the local terrain. The…

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    On The Street

    Instructor: Michael Hintlian

    Photographer Michael Hintlian will host this hands-on workshop focusing on the art of shooting on the street, a traditional method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Bresson, Winogrand,…

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    On The Street – 2-Day Intensive Workshop

    Instructor: Michael Hintlian

    Photographer Michael Hintlian will host a compact and powerful hands-on workshop focusing on the art of shooting on the street, a traditional method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such…

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    On the Street Praxis

    Instructor: Michael Hintlian

    Photographer Michael Hintlian will host a 9-week hands-on workshop focusing on shooting on the street, a traditional method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand, and Wessel…

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    Panorama Photography

    This 10-week workshop introduces students to the art of panorama photography. Beginning with a brief history of the format and continuing with weekly examples of striking panoramas by a variety of influential photographers, students will…

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    Philosophy of Vision

    Instructor: Michael Hintlian

    How do you make pictures which reflect your point of view? Designed for intermediate and advanced photographers, this workshop continues the inquiry begun in The Documentary Project and Urban Landscape workshop. You have a philosophical…

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    Photographing People I

    Instructor: Dana Smith

    A photograph can communicate a tremendous amount of information to the viewer. When a person is the subject of your image, how you photograph them – their expression, body language and body position, gestures, environment,…

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    Photographing People II

    Instructor: Dana Smith

    If you liked Dana Smith’s Photographing People workshop, you’re going to lovePhotographing People II ! This workshop is not so much of an ‘advanced’ version of the original as it is a continuing of the…

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    Photographing People: Summer Edition

    Instructor: Dana Smith

    A photograph can communicate a tremendous amount of information to the viewer. When a person is the subject of your image, how you photograph them – their expression, body language and body position, gestures, environment,…

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    Photojournalism Today

    Photojournalists are visual historians – the collectors and disseminators of the human story described through pictures. This is an introductory course emphasizing the craft of photography with attention to context and content. We will cover…

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    Radical Acts of Creativity

    Instructor: Nancy Grace Horton

    This workshop will focus on how an artist can utilize his/her concerns about the world as inspiration and content for energized and expressive photography making which speaks to a wide audience. Each session will have…

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    Standing on the Shoulders

    This lecture and discussion based class is built upon the understanding that to really excel at something, it is crucial to understand what has happened in the past.  We are always standing on the shoulders…

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    Street Photography I

    Instructor: William Franson

    This course brings students onto the streets of Boston to capture the pulse of this exciting city. Discussions will cover both the history and practice of street photography and will focus on such topics as…

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    Street Photography II

    This course picks up where Street Photography I leaves off, bringing students onto the streets of Boston to capture the pulse of this exciting city. Discussions will cover both the history and practice of street…

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    The Autobiographical Portrait: Beyond The Selfie

    An important trend within contemporary art is using the self as subject matter. In lieu of focusing on the external world, many photographers today turn the camera inward making photographs about their personal experiences: self-portraiture,…

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    The Documentary Project II: Extended Projects

    Designed for intermediate and advanced photographers, Extended Projects continues the work begun in the Documentary Project workshop.  In this course, we mirror and deepen the development of personal vision and the development of a visual…

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    The Extended Portrait

    Instructor: Suzanne Revy

    Alfred Stieglitz, one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, argued that “to demand the [single] portrait . . . be a complete portrait of any person is as futile as to demand…

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    The Holga Experience

    There is nothing like the experience photographing with a Holga. No one takes you seriously.You won’t even take yourself seriously! That is, until you process your first roll and discover images you could never have…

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    The Passionate Landscape

    The landscape has been a subject for artists of all types since art has existed. How an individual relates with their surroundings is both personal and universal. Using the camera, we take time to record…

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    The Personal Landscape

    Instructor: Tsar Fedorsky

    There are many styles of landscape photography, some monumental and imposing, while some can be described as more intimate in scale. This workshop will explore the personal landscape, which can reveal a feeling or be…

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    The Toy Camera

    Explore the creative possibilities of the non-conventional camera, from the plastic “toy” Holga to the homemade pinhole. Get back to the basics of film photography, utilizing simplified photographic tools which will allow you to arrive…

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    What the Moment has to Offer

    Photographs with the power to astonish can be found anywhere. What is required is a skilled photographer who is visually aware and ready to capture the fleeting moment. This workshop is designed to open up…