Art is Everywhere – STORYTELLING / DOCUMENTARY Photography Workshop
You just got hired by a travel magazine as a freelance travel photographer and now it’s time for your first assignment: the Midcoast of Maine! Are you ready for the challenge?
Do you flip through gorgeous travel magazines and wish your photos looked like the ones donning the pages? Are your travel photos lacking something? When you look back on your travel photos do you think they give a true sense of the places that you visited? Do they tell the story of what you experienced while you were there? If not, this 3-day workshop is for you and what better place to practice your shooting than a place that has gorgeous photo ops around every corner. It’s almost too easy!
During these three action-packed days, you will learn how to capture photos that tell the story of the area that you are visiting. No more memory cards filled with unimaginative photos. Sure, everybody wants to see the occasional wide landscape shot of the ocean or the setting sun, but here you will learn to capture the details that bring the experience home. Maine is about more than just the boats in the harbor. It about the people, the natural beauty, the history, the action, and the events and we will capture glimpses of them all.
This Travel Photography Workshop will start at 8 AM on Thursday morning where we will watch a slideshow presentation, discuss the assignments and set off into town to take our first sets of photos. After a few hours of shooting, we will return to our classroom to review and discuss the results of our efforts. After a short lunch break, we will get our afternoon assignments and start the entire process all over again. By the end of this first day, we should each have our top 6 photos selected, edited, and most importantly captioned.
The workshop will continue for the next two days visiting and shooting at various local destinations and events. You will be given new sets of photo assignments and there will be plenty of time for group critiques. Will your photos make the cut? You’ll have to wait and see. By the end of the workshop, we will have a group of photos that will truly tell the story of what life is like on the Midcoast of Maine. After that, you will be ready to travel the world and capture the essence of the places you visited like a true travel photographer.
Rockland will be our home base for the classroom sessions and our assignments will take place in the close vicinity of the Rockland, Rockport, and Camden area.
For more information and to register visit Maine Photo Adventures.
About your instructor – Paula Apro
I have been a professional graphic designer for over 20 years. When I first started getting serious about photography nearly 10 years ago I never called myself a photographer, but rather, “a graphic designer that likes taking pictures.” I felt confident calling myself a graphic designer because that was my profession and that’s what I got paid to do. It was very clear that my graphic design experience and talent played a big role in helping me to become “a real photographer.” It wasn’t long before I was being paid to shoot. I’ve been published in countless industry magazines and my photos have appeared on 6 different magazine covers to date. I think getting my first cover was when I was comfortable calling myself “a professional photographer,” as if my camera bag that weighed more than me wasn’t a big enough clue!
No matter how many years of experience I gain and no matter how good of a photographer I become, I will never stop learning. I have taken multiple photography workshops over the past decade, all of which have improved my skills in some way. Many of those workshops were taken at Maine Media Workshops, which is a highly accredited film and photography school. I have also attended many Photoshop World conferences, PDN Photoplus conferences, and I hold a Certificate in Professional Photography from the New York Institute of Photography.
In addition to shooting still photos, I’m also a video producer. Many photographers, although interested in adding video to their skill set, are frightened to take that leap. I will offer some workshops that will combine photography and video into beautiful multimedia presentations. You can see some examples of some multimedia photo presentations here.
When not shooting photos for profit I’m constantly shooting for the fun of it. As a recent transplant to the great state of Maine, I’m passionate about capturing the diverse beauty of my new home. The gallery section of this website is dedicated to only photos that were shot right here in Maine. There is so much natural beauty here and all I want to do is explore it and capture it. I would love to be your host and guide you through my lovely new hometown.
For even more information on my experience and background, please visit my business website at www.aprodesigns.com.
To see more of my personal photography, please visit my online portfolio.