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Urban Landscape

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 and comfort with darkroom and digital practices, this workshop moves you toward developing your own landscape vision. We will combine critiques of weekly assignments with an overview of the techniques and hardware involved in landscape photography in an urban environment. Topics covered will include camera choices, a short photo history of the urban landscape, format choice, the finished print, the creative use of lenses, exploring color and developing a workflow to support personal work. Students will be expected to select and complete a short project.


Students in this class should already be comfortable with digital or film SLR camera operation.

To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Michael Hintlian

Michael Hintlian is a full-time documentary photographer based in Boston. His work has appeared in major U.S. dailies and international periodicals, and has been widely exhibited and collected. Hintlian received his B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University and his M.B.A. from Cornell University.  His photo-documentary of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston (the Big Dig) titled Digging:  The Workers of Boston’s Big Dig (Commonwealth Editions) was published in 2004.  He is currently at work on major projects in the United States and travels extensively.  Hintlian has served on the faculties of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, New York.  Currently, he teaches Documentary Photography at New England School of Photography in Boston.  A challenging instructor, his students have gone on to win prestigious awards including participation in the Eddie Adams Workshop.  Michael is a photographer with a lifelong commitment to the medium.

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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.