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
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.