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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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    Adobe Lightroom “CC Classic”

    Instructor: Fran Osborn Blaschke

    Capturing the image is just the beginning! Take your images to the next level and make them look their best by entering the “digital darkroom” and using the processing capabilities of Adobe Lightroom CC Classic….

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    Adobe Lightroom “CC Classic” Intensive

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    Saturday and Sunday 10:00a - 5:00p - 2 Day

    March 3 - March 4

    This is an information packed two-day workshop covering real-world workflow using Adobe Lightroom “CC Classic”. Your workflow starts the minute you’ve clicked the shutter. This workshop covers what happens next and how to get the…

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    Advanced Darkroom

    Instructor: Nick Johnson

    Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM, 8 Weeks

    February 8 - March 29

    Advanced Darkroom is aimed at expanding artistic control of the fine art print. During this eight-week period, we will explore several advanced negative and print making techniques we can use to bring our creative vision…

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    Advanced Digital Printing

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    Never before has the photographer had the amount of control available in today’s digital darkroom. This twelve-week class builds upon the technical abilities of the digital darkroom and the critical eye for color and tone…

  • Advanced Interior Architectural Photography

    Instructor: Keitaro Yoshioka

    This workshop is designed for the advanced architectural student who is looking to deepen their skill set in the area of interior architectural photography. Weekly discussions and demonstrations will address more advanced styling techniques, lighting…

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    Alternative Process – Wet Plate

    Instructor: Ronald Cowie

    This two day workshop is a fun introduction to wet plate printing, one of the most exciting of the antique processes in the fine art world. It was made famous by such master photographers such…

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    Alternative Process: Tintype

    Instructor: Ronald Cowie

    Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - 2 Day

    February 3 - February 4

    This two 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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    Alternative Processes: Cyanotypes 101

    Instructor: Ronald Cowie

    Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - 2 Day

    March 10 - March 11

    This two day workshop is a fun introduction to one of the oldest photographic printing processes known. No previous photographic experience is necessary to participate. (Since the inventors didn’t have any, why should you!) The…

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    Architectural Photography

    Instructor: Keitaro Yoshioka

    In this 10-week workshop, students will learn to create dynamic images of architectural interiors and exteriors. Extensive demonstration of Photoshop techniques showing perspective correction, ways to extend dynamic range and a variety of other essential…

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    Architectural Photography On Location

    In this 10-week workshop, students will learn to create dynamic images of architectural interiors and exteriors. This expanded 50-hour workshop offers the same technical content as our shorter, evening Architectural Photography workshop, with numerous in-class…

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    Architecture at Dusk

    Instructor: Keitaro Yoshioka

    This 10-week workshop is an extension of the Architectural Series offered by photographer Keitaro Yoshioka. Focusing on exteriors, the class will travel on location week to week, photographing compelling views of Boston’s skyline and finest…

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    Art of Studio

    Instructor: Trevor Reid

    Making photographs in the studio offers unlimited creative possibilities, allowing the photographer to control every aspect of the image. Art of Studio is a course designed for people who wish to learn to use studio…

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    Basic Darkroom

    Instructor: Nick Johnson

    Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 PM, 8 Weeks

    February 7 - March 28

    This workshop presents the fundamentals of black & white photography and explores the basic functions of the camera. The class goal is to produce a high quality negative and technically strong black & white prints….

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    Beginning Portfolio

    Instructor: Suzanne Revy

    The goal of this class is to help students develop a small cohesive portfolio of images. By studying the varied languages and genres of photography, students will be challenged to approach picture making in new…

  • Call For Entry – This American Landscape

      Artists are invited to submit thematic work which addresses issues within the American Landscape to include history, politics, land-use, ecology, economy, and collective memory. GUIDELINES: Submit 3 images via email to: nesopsubmissions@gmail.com Image Size/format:…

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    CAMP PHOTO 1: Creative Digital Capture and Workflow – Section A

    Instructor: Kate Murphy

    This fast-paced course is designed to help young photographers understand how to use their digital SLR and Adobe Lightroom to capture, organize, and develop high quality images. After a basic overview of exposure, lenses and…

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    CAMP PHOTO 1: Creative Digital Capture and Workflow – Section B

    Instructor: Greg Norstrom

    This fast-paced course is designed to help young photographers understand how to use their digital SLR and Adobe Lightroom to capture, organize, and develop high quality images. After a basic overview of exposure, lenses and…

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    CAMP PHOTO 1: Darkroom Magic – Traditional Black and White Photography

    Instructor: William Franson

    This course is an exciting introduction into traditional black and white photography where students will learn to manually expose and develop film and print their own photographs in the darkroom. This course will cover the…

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    CAMP PHOTO 2: Art and Design

    Instructor: Suzanne Revy

    This class moves beyond the technical controls of the camera and introduces students to theories of design and the visual aspects of image making which become powerful communication tools for artists. On a daily basis,…

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    CAMP PHOTO 2: Portraiture

    Instructor: Kate Murphy

    This course introduces students to the dynamic world of portraiture; topics include lighting pattern and styles, subject posing, as well as demonstrations of controlled studio lighting. Daily topics will segue into group shooting assignments, both…

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    CAMP PHOTO- 2 Day Course: Cyanotype

    Instructor: Ronald Cowie

    This two day workshop is an introduction to one of the oldest photographic printing processes known. We will cover the history of the medium, negative making, printing, toning, and photograms. This is a fun, low-stress…

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    CAMP PHOTO- 2 Day Course: Fashion Photography

    Instructor: Kate Murphy

    Aimed at giving students a hands on experience in Fashion Portraiture, students will convene at NESOP on day one to discuss technical and conceptual considerations of contemporary fashion photography followed by an afternoon of shooting…

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    CAMP PHOTO- 2 Day Course: Holga

    Instructor: William Franson

    There is nothing like the experience of 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…

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    CAMP PHOTO- 2 Day Course: Pinhole Camera

    Instructor: Greg Norstrom

    This workshop will introduce students to the creative possibilities of low-tech photography. Reaching all of the way back to the Camera Obscura as inspiration, students will build their own lens-less pinhole cameras using everyday objects…

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    College Portfolio Prep

    Instructor: Greg Norstrom

    This course is designed for High School Seniors who are applying to undergraduate art programs and need to prepare a photography portfolio for college admission. The class will focus primarily on contemporary project ideas, writing…

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    Creative Imaging I: Photoshop Tools and Techniques

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    Having already learned the fundamentals of RAW processing in the Lightroom Develop Module or Adobe Camera RAW, this workshop allows you to take your images further either technically or creatively using Adobe Photoshop. In this…

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    Creative Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop for Compositing and Creative Techniques

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    This is the continuation of Creative Imaging I. The workshop begins with a review and further exploration of layers, then continues with more advanced work using adjustment layers, clipping groups, paths and quick mask. An…

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    Creative Lighting with Speedlights

    Instructor: Kate Murphy

    Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM, 10 Weeks

    January 11 - March 15

    TTL flash technology has revolutionized the way photographers work, both in the studio and on location, and you won’t find a better, more informative and fun-filled guide to how that little flash can make a…

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    Digital Camera I – Section A

    Instructor: Heratch Ekmekjian

    Are you disappointed by the images you get with your fancy digital SLR camera? Are you intimidated by the innumerable buttons, dials and menus on your camera? The Digital Camera I workshop can help! This…

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    Digital Camera I – Section B

    Instructor: Bob Keene

    Are you disappointed by the images you get with your fancy digital SLR camera? Are you intimidated by the innumerable buttons, dials and menus on your camera? The Digital Camera I workshop can help! This…

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    Digital Camera I – Section C

    Instructor: Fran Osborne Blashke

    Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 PM, 8 Weeks

    January 10 - February 28

    Are you disappointed by the images you get with your fancy digital SLR camera? Are you intimidated by the innumerable buttons, dials and menus on your camera? The Digital Camera I workshop can help! This…

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    Digital Camera II

    Instructor: Fran Osborn Blaschke

    The course builds upon the foundation built in the Digital Camera I workshop. Reviewing the basics and then moving on to more fundamentals, students will continue to develop their photography skills as they become more…

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    Digital Printing

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    In this class, students will learn to make high quality ink jet prints. Images can come from digital cameras or scanned film. Students will learn the technical skills of using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and…

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    Documentary Photography

    Instructor: Michael Hintlian

    Saturday 9:30AM - 12:30 PM, 8 Weeks

    January 13 - March 4

    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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    Editing and Sequencing

    Instructor: Suzanne Revy

    A well edited picture story can be like a beautifully composed piece of music, made of up different notes, crescendos and finales. Photographers working on a long term project are invariably faced with editing and…

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    Extended Studio

    Instructor: Chris Vaccaro

    Making photographs in the studio offers unlimited creative possibilities, allowing the photographer to control every aspect of the image. Extended Studio is a course designed for people who wish to create dynamic still life images…

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    Food Photography I: Introduction to Food Photography

    Instructor: Chris Vaccaro

    Learn to create mouth-watering images that look so good, you can practically taste them! This 10-week workshop will introduce students to the exciting world of food photography. From advertising to editorial, travel and lifestyle to…

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    Food Photography II – Advanced Concepts and Styling Techniques

    Instructor: Chris Vaccaro

    This 10-week workshop is geared towards students who already have a working knowledge of studio lighting and experience with food photography who want to take their image-making to the next level. Students will be encouraged…

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    Getting to Know the Landscape: A Shooting Intensive Experience

    Instructor: Tsar Fedorsky

    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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    HiFi/LoFi: 4×5 to Toy Camera

    Instructor: William Franson

    Every film format has its unique qualities and capabilities. HiFi/LoFi is a 6 week workshop offering students the opportunity to explore the distinct visual possibilities and limitations inherent in both large format and Holga Toy…

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    Intensive Digital Camera

    Instructor: Fran Osborn-Blaschke

    Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 10 Weeks

    January 13 - March 17

    This 10-week class is specifically designed for the beginner looking to gain substantial knowledge of digital photography, establish a solid command of their digital SLR camera and challenge themselves visually to make interesting and exciting…

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    Intensive Digital Camera – Summer Edition

    Instructor: Fran Osborn Blaschke

    This 5 week course is designed for the beginner looking to establish a stronger command of their DSLR or mirrorless camera in order to make visually compelling images. Concentrated into 5 weeks, this summer edition class…

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    Interior Design Photography

    Instructor: Keitaro Yoshioka

    This workshop is designed to introduce students to the specialized area of interior design photography. Through weekly discussion, analysis of images and demonstration, students will learn essential skills for creative dynamic interior design photographs, including…

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    Intro to Composition 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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    Intro to Video: Adobe’s Premiere

    This course combines instruction of Adobe Premier with professional DSLR video capture, lighting, audio recording and interview techniques. In the early weeks students will be given canned footage in order to learn how to wield…

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    Introduction to Night Photography

    Instructor: Jurgen Lobert

      New technologies in photography have made Night Photography more accessible and popular than ever before. The digital camera allows for instant feedback that can serve as a guide for determining exposures but there is…

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    Introduction to Studio Lighting

    Instructor: Chris Vaccaro

    Making photographs in the studio, allowing the photographer to be in total control of every aspect of the image, offers unlimited creative possibilities. Introduction to Studio Lighting is a course designed for people who wish…

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    Lecture Series: The History of Photography – Pt. 1

    Instructor: William Franson

    Understanding the technical and aesthetic development of photography is essential to a complete photographic education. Offered in two parts, this lecture will examine the creation of a medium which has effected every aspect of modern…

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    Lighting For Portraiture

    Instructor: Kate Murphy

    This course is an intensive introduction to methodologies of portrait lighting, teaching photographers how to use light creatively to make compelling pictures of people. Topics covered will include use of existing light, speedlights and studio…

  • NESOP Gift Card

    A NESOP e-gift card makes a great present for any occasion, and the process to purchase and send one could not be easier! At right: Enter the amount you wish to spend as the gift…

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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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    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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    Photoshop I: 2 Day Intensive Overview

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    This two-day intensive weekend course is designed to provide students with a thorough overview of basic Photoshop tools and functions. Through discussions, demonstration, and hands-on application, students will review the tools and techniques for, processing…

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    Photoshop Projects

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    Once you have learned how to use Photoshop the possibilities are endless. This workshop will help you explore those possibilities with a goal of discovering and developing your personal vision. Whether you are struggling to…

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    Platinum Printing 101

    Instructor: Ronald Cowie

    This one day workshop is a fun introduction to platinum printing, one of the most sought after processes in the fine art world. It was made famous by such master photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz,…

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    Portraiture I

    Instructor: Kate Murphy

    This comprehensive introductory course will immerse students in the world of portraiture, giving them the skills to make dynamic photographs of people. Predominantly based in the studio, weekly lectures and demonstrations will provide a thorough…

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    Portraiture II

    Instructor: Laura Pineda

    Building on the skills explored in the Portraiture I course, this workshop focuses on location portraiture as well as advanced studio lighting. Through weekly lecture and in-class shoots, students will learn to recreate studio lighting…

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    Radical Acts of Creativity

    Instructor: Nancy Grace Horton

    Radical Acts of Creativity will focus on how an artist can utilize interests and experiences in the world as inspiration and content for energized and expressive, photography and art making. Sessions* will include visual lectures exposing…

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    Rogue Flash: The Working Man’s Approach

    Instructor: Dana Smith

    Editorial/magazine shooter Dana Smith has designed this course for photographers interested in using portable light as a powerful means of visual communication—learning to use our flash less like a floodlight and more like a paintbrush….

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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 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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    Urban Landscape

    Instructor: Michael Hintlian

    It’s all around us, and it invites us to look at it deeply with a camera—how do you visually define landscape? Intended for intermediate students with a working knowledge of the basic techniques of photography…

  • Website Building

    Instructor: Frank Herzog

    In the digital age, a photographer’s website is his/her primary marketing tool. Over the course of four weeks, under the guidance of the instructor, students will build a professional website of their portfolio work using…