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The Intentional Photograph: Approaching Photography from the Artist’s Perspective – WINTER

This course emphasizes the visual aspects of image making which can transform a photograph from a simple picture to a powerful visual communication tool. By studying the various genres of photography, students will be challenged to approach picture making in new ways. Weekly exercises which emphasize Design married with Intention, providing the fuel needed for personal growth. Students will learn to break down photographs to their core compositional elements and gain a greater understanding of how to employ these visual components in the creation of their own work. In the final few weeks of the course, students will revisit certain assignments so they might go deeper into their chosen ideas or subjects.


Pre-Requisite: This course is suitable for any photographer who has a working knowledge of their camera’s manual controls and Lightroom (or equivalent) and an interest in learning about contemporary photographic practices with a goal of improving their image making skills and finding a genre that best suits their vision.

About the instructor: Suzanne Revy

Suzanne Révy grew up in Los Angeles, California. After high school she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she earned a BFA in photography from the Pratt Institute. While there, she was immersed in making and printing black and white photographs. After art school, she worked as a photography editor in magazine publishing at U.S.News & World Report and later at Yankee Magazine. With the arrival of two sons, she left publishing, and rekindled her interest in the darkroom. She photographed her boys, their cousins and friends, and built three portfolios of pictures over a fifteen year period.  The first, a black and white series, explored the culture and nature of childhood play. The second, made with a lo-fi plastic camera and color film, represents her own emotional response as mother and witness to their growth and development. The third, a series of color pictures made in her home as her teen sons seemed to retreat into their rooms as she studied for her recently earned MFA at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Her work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA, the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA, the Workspace Gallery in Lincoln, NE, the Camera Club of NY in NewYork City, the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH, and the New England School of Photography in Boston. Her work is represented by the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA.

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January 11 - February 29

Saturday 9:30AM-12:30PM


$475 / $500

$475.00 for registration and payment in full received by 12/18/2019.

$500.00 for registration received after 12/18/2019.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.