THE WINTER LANDSCAPE
February 3rd - 7th, 2020
Hessler Studios in Camden, Maine
Sea smoke drifting up from the harbor, barren landscapes blanketed in snow, the blush glow of winter's late sunrises and early sunsets, empty beaches dotted with ochre hued seaweed, and frozen lakes making the previously inaccessible accessible. The winter landscape in Maine is an artist's dream come true. Are you brave enough to battle the elements to create work few others attempt and/or are you dying to hide out in a beautiful, quiet place for a week and focus on a photo project you've been wanting to finish? This course is for you!
Students will have the opportunity to capture the unique barren beauty of Maine in winter. We ask attendees to be prepared for outdoor winter excursions. There will be time spent hiking and snowshoeing (if needed) at locations. Jacob will lead participants on daily outdoor shoots to his favorite winter locations. This is an adventurer course (or not, if you prefer...see below*).
Alissa will work with students in the studio to edit, sequence and polish their final work. Each student will receive informal review time throughout the week and group critiques will be scheduled throughout the week to review images captured.
*Not interested in winter trekking but still would like to work with us? What better time to focus on completing a photography goal than hunkered down in our warm studio with the quiet snow falling outside? For those interested in working on a specific project and not interested in partaking in some or all of the outdoor shoots, Alissa will be anchored in-studio to assist on projects, including: updating or designing an online portfolio, compiling/finishing a body of work, developing a book project, etc.
A maximum of 8 hours each day (daily shoots and class time). Shoot and class time are based on weather and light conditions. If the weather is sunny, sunrise and sunset shoot will be schedule. Sunrise is at approximately 6:20am and Sunset is approximately 5:15pm.
Maximum 8 students, minimum of 4
*Accommodations and meals are not included. Camden has quite a few year-round accommodations at reduced winter rates and there are some great weeklong rental options on Airbnb. Please feel free to email us to help you find a place to stay.