Are you striving to take more “artistic” photographs? If you feel that your photos lack imagination than this workshop is for you. Flex your creative muscles and learn how to see things differently. Art is absolutely everywhere you turn, and here in beautiful Maine that couldn’t be more true– you just need to learn how to see it.
Everybody, photographers and non-photographers alike, notice beautiful scenes, and yes Maine is full of them. Those photos are relatively easy to come by if you put yourself in the right place at the right time. But often the fine little details like contrasting colors, playful shadows, interesting shapes, or simply the rays of light can be just as beautiful. Sometimes it’s when you pluck things out of context that they become even more beautiful. As photographers, we can play with scenes and control what we show to create artful images out of ordinary objects. Nothing is more satisfying than finding that treasure that is lurking around the corner, going completely unnoticed by most passerbyers. You see it and think there might be something there, but it’s not until you look through the lens that you really discover it. Learn how to use that lens to see a whole new world.
This Art is Everywhere Photography Workshop will start at 8AM on Wednesday morning where we will watch a slideshow presentation, discuss the tricks of finding the treasures, and then set out to practice what we learned. We will spend the remaining time over the next couple of days shooting and discussing our work. There will be plenty of time for group critiques and editing.
Snacks and coffee will be provided on the first morning and we will plan to eat lunch together every day. Meals are not included with the price of the workshop. We will also plan for one optional group dinner. Time will be allotted during the second and third day during the sunrise hours and location recommendations will be given if you would like to take advantage of the early morning light. The workshop will end late Friday afternoon.
The Art Loft in 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 are
This workshop will be held at The Art Loft from June 7-9. For more details and to register please visit Maine Photo Adventures.
About your instructor – Paula Apro
Paula is a recent transport to the state of Maine and her new home has inspired a new direction in her photography. Paula’s latest passion involves finding art in everyday objects and sometimes distorting reality to transform these everyday scenes into interesting works of art. She has trained her eye to see things with a new unique perspective and uses her camera as a form of her creative expression. Through the magic of her camera, she manipulates light and color to result in surreal abstract images that look more like paintings than photography.
Paula has been shooting professionally for over a decade. She is the co-founder of the Art Loft in Rockland and runs Maine Photo Adventures, where she offers photographic instruction and workshops. For even more information on her experience and background, please visit her business website at www.aprodesigns.com.
And to see more of her personal photography, please visit www.paulaapro.com.