Maine Media Workshops

Finding Your Compass Through Portraiture (IN PERSON)

July 18 2022 - July 22 2022

Maine Media Workshops, 70 Camden St, Rockport, ME 04856


Whether we are aware of it or not, fear of photographing people can dictate the pictures we make, inhibit the success of our projects and even alter career trajectories. But shouldn’t one’s creativity–not fear–be the deciding factor when considering whether to photograph a person? This intensive, yet fun, in-person workshop tackles these anxieties head on by motivating and empowering you to remove these invisible obstacles. Additionally, we find what is missing in your portraiture and offer you the tools to make the pictures you know you can make within the week of the workshop and beyond. We will address the relative discomfort around portraiture while building your confidence at the same time. Through daily class meetings with all participants this class will not only help you build confidence photographing strangers, but also to discover and cultivate your unique photographic practice.

This in-person workshop runs Monday through Friday. All participants will meet daily for lectures and online critiques every morning while afternoons are reserved for photographic excursions. Class demos will include photographing strangers on the street, working with models as well as nude models. Assignments will be given every day that participants will complete and review with the class the next day. A one-on-one meeting will be scheduled with every student within the week.

What you need: Your camera of choice, film if applicable, a laptop (if digital) and a notebook

5 Days, Monday through Friday

Dates: Jul 18 to Jul 22

Enrollment Limit: 12 students

Skill/Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

Tuition: $1595

Venue Phone: (877) 577-7700

Address: Maine Media Workshops + College, 70 Camden Street, Rockport, ME 04856