Teaching & Consulting
I consider my role as an educator, both formally and informally, to be an essential part of both my personality and my artistic practice. I offer one-on-one teaching or consulting on a wide variety of topics including printing, photography, the business of photography, and digital processing tools at a rate of $75/hr, $275/half day, and $500/full day. Simply contact me with details of what you would like me to teach, and I am happy to prepare my teaching materials accordingly.
I also teach more formal workshops both of my own organization and through the excellent Maine Media Workshops. You can find out more about my 2019 workshops below, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
A Sense of Wonder, June 23rd-June 29th, 2019, Maine Media Workshops
Find new avenues for creative expression as you explore the mysteries of the natural world. Through a combination of lectures, image and portfolio reviews, demonstrations, discussions, and photographing as a group in the field, you’ll learn how to better appreciate the wonder in the natural landscape all around you, and to learn tips and techniques necessary to capture it in your photographs.
Ranging from sea to mountain to lake and to forest, you’ll get to explore intimate details of the landscape and learn how to capture natural processes such as tides and winds. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph the night sky (even experimenting with hooking your camera to a telescope) to explore the cosmos and, on the other end of the spectrum, you’ll be able to capture smaller aspects of nature with macro lenses and a microscope.
Discovery and experimentation are at the heart of this workshop. You’ll find joy in discovering the Maine landscape in new and creatively exciting ways.
Participants may work in any medium and in color or black & white.
In this course, students will learn a workflow for creating fine digital prints. The workflow includes digital capture, establishing an artistic intent, digital processing in Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom, printing on an inkjet printer, and handling the finished print. Digital processing and printing topics include maximizing image quality at capture, color management, sharpening and noise reduction, black & white printing, proofing, matching screen and print, and making local and global edits to color and tonality.
Throughout the course, we will work through images as a class by making a print, evaluating the print, making modifications, and ultimately producing a final print.
We also discuss the qualities and characteristics of a fine print, the many options for inks and papers available to today’s printers, and how best to produce a print to realize an artistic vision, including choosing the best paper for a particular project.
Students will also have ample opportunity to shoot in the field and to apply all of the techniques learned on their own images.