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

    Saturday 10 AM-4 PM

    December 8 - December 9

    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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    An Introduction to the Business of Photography

    Instructor: Bruno Debas

    This course was designed for the advanced amateurs or artists looking to expand their love of photography into a business. This course is strictly focused on the business side of photography and is broken down…

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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…

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    Creative Mobile Phone Photography

    Instructor: Suzanne Revy

    Sunday, 12:00-3:00 PM

    October 21 - October 21

    In this one day workshop, we will explore the possibilities offered through mobile phone cameras and visual social media platforms as creative tools. We will discuss how to shoot with the mobile phone, process the…

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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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    Editing and Sequencing 2-Day

    Instructor: Suzanne Revy

    Sat/Sun 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

    November 17 - November 18

    A well edited picture story can be like a beautifully composed piece of music, made up of different notes, whispers, crescendos and the finale. Photographers working on a long term project, or those who simply…

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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

    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 – Summer Edition – B

    Instructor: Fran Osborn Blaschke

    Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00 PM, 5 Weeks

    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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    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 Large Format Photography

    Instructor: William Franson

    Introduction to large Format Photography is an intensive 4 week course designed to give students a hands on experience working with a large format camera and printing from a 4×5 inch negative. Viewing a landscape,…

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    Intro to Studio 2-Day

    Instructor: Bruno Debas

    Sat/Sun 10 AM -4 PM

    October 27 - October 28

    An in-depth introduction to studio lighting with Bruno Debas, instructor and head of the Advertising Photography program at NESOP. The workshop covers: how to set up in the studio, how to light texture, glass, reflective…

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    Intro to Studio 2-Day – B

    Instructor: Bruno Debas

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

    August 11 - August 12

    An in-depth introduction to studio lighting with Bruno Debas, instructor and head of the Advertising Photography program at NESOP. The workshop covers: how to set up in the studio, how to light texture, glass, reflective…

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    Intro to Video Editing with Lightroom and Photoshop

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    In today’s world, we have all become accustom to shooting videos on our phones and DSLR’s… but once they are shot, what do you do with them ? This one day workshop will introduce Photoshop…

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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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    Night Photography II: Light Painting

    Instructor: Jurgen Lobert

    This is an intermediate to advanced level course on light painting and light drawing at night. In contrast to most photography where we take photos of something that already exists, light painting enables us to…

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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

    Saturday 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

    September 22 - November 17

    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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    Portfolio Prep: A Course for College Applicants

    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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    Radical Acts of Creativity

    Instructor: Nancy Grace Horton

    Radical Acts of Creativity will focus on how an artist can cultivate 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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    Restoring Old Photographs with Photoshop

    Instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

    Combine the Photoshop skills that you already have, with new skills and techniques for restoring old photos. Learn to fix faded photos, remove stains, restore color, rebuild missing areas using layer and transform techniques. A…

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    Street Photography I

    Instructor: William Franson

    Saturdays 10:00 - 1:30 PM, 8 Weeks

    July 7 - August 25

    This course brings students onto the city pavement to capture the look of contemporary life on the street. We will begin the workshop with an historical overview, an introduction to significant photographers, and offer a…

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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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    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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    Time-lapse Photography – A

    Instructor: Bruno Debas

    Time-lapse photography is a fun way to create amazing short movies that, when complied together, can merge into fantastic story telling tool. Intro to Time-lapse will introduce attendees to this fun technique. After an introduction…

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    Time-lapse Photography – B

    Instructor: Bruno Debas

    Time-lapse photography is a fun way to create amazing short movies that, when complied together, can merge into fantastic story telling tool. Intro to Time-lapse will introduce attendees to this fun technique. After an introduction…

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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…