Just finished up my annual Maine Media Workshop class, called “Digital Travel Photography: A Sense of Place,” and it was a great week. I had 13 diverse and talented students from as far away as New Zealand, and by day two, we all felt like family.
Everyone was pushed beyond their relative comfort zones in photography and broke new ground in their development as visual storytellers. I learned as much as the students did, and went away envying their talent and great eyes.
I’ve been teaching up here for about 20 years now, and it never ceases to amaze me how students can surprise me in a place I know like the back of my hand.
So hit the jump for a gallery of the student’s work, including the above shot of Marshall Point lighthouse from our Kiwi classmate, Lottie Hedley.
Anne Wishard caught this stunning aerial view of a sailboat coming into Camden Harbor….it was her first time shooting aerials!
Barry Smith made this gorgeous portrait of some kids enjoying a hot summer day in Rockport.
Claudia Colety captured this delightful moment on the street in Camden as a youngster gets an eyeful and earful.
Eighteen-year-old Colleen Hogan, our youngest classmate, managed to capture both mood and energy in this twilight view.
Jenn Schorf made good use of a long lens and soft light to make this working portrait of a yachtsman stowing sails.
Veteran shooter Jerry Zimmerman caught this lovely scene on a sunset windjammer cruise.
Texas-based newspaper photojournalist Joe Duty captured a high five (or is it a high ten?) between a crew member and her pup on another windjammer cruise.
B&H Photo’s own John Faison took my class and caught a portrait that rang true. John was doing double duty, repping B&H and taking the class, so he was a very busy man.
Guidebook publisher John Harries made this stunning view of the bridge in Belfast on a foggy, rainy evening.
Multimedia producer Marj Kleinman caught a classic working sail moment in a heavy fog.
This relaxed environmental portrait is part of a picture story Peter Thorne did about this violin maker.
Steve Arthur made good use of a wideangle lens when he made this twilight view of Marshall Point lighthouse.
The class may be putting up a Flickr gallery of their whole final slideshow….watch this space for the announcement!