Bringing Creativity to your Photography – Photo Rx

Photo Rx
Are you unhappy with the way your photos come out? Do you wish you had a more creative eye or are you struggling with the technical aspects of focus or exposure? Here’s your chance to get some one-on-one help from a pro. Literally, from Apro . . . Paula Apro. Paula has been leading creative photography workshops here in Rockland for the past several years and during this member class, she will be sharing her many years of shooting wisdom. Please bring some samples of your work for a group critique. Bring both photos that you are happy with, as well as some that just didn’t work out. Learn what you can do to improve your shooting so that you can be happier with your photos. Understand what might be going wrong in camera and learn simple techniques to improve your shots in challenging conditions. In addition to the group critique, we will also spend some time practicing our creative shooting. Please bring your camera to class along with your photos (either printed or on a memory stick or card).

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.



About the Artist – Paula Apro

Paula Apro - The Art LoftPaula has been shooting professionally for over a decade. She is one of the co-founders of the Art Loft and runs Maine Photo Adventures, where she offers multi-day photography workshops. 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. See some of her work at

Photo Editing

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

Learn to crop, cull, and edit your photos for the best effect.

We will review both free and paid editing options (including Adobe Lightroom), downloading and uploading files and file size requirements for all applications,

Bring your camera, phone, and your laptop or tablet. this class is applicable for both DSLR and phone photographers.


About Your Instructor – Karen Olson

“Portrait work is my passion, still life photography my joy!

Karen Olson - Reunko StyleLighting, props, costume, and flora are the elements I use to create conceptual work and fairytale-like composites.  My work is dreamy, emotive, contemplative. I try to depict the inherent beauty and raw qualities of my subject, bringing to the surface that which is deep within.”

Karen Olson is a photographer and creative business mentor who loves to help artists and entrepreneurs navigate technology and craft their own brand presence on the web. She offers online classes and one on one mentoring in photography, website construction, and computer skills specific to your needs. She is a patient and kind instructor that has worked with many individuals to help them realize their vision.

Visit Karen’s website at