Learn how to capture the individual beauty of your young subjects

 No fake smiles or stilted posing in this workshop, where students learn how to capture the essence, and individual beauty, of their young subjects.
Topics include finding magical light and the best natural backgrounds, how to engage with subjects and deal with parents, and tips for photographing age groups from baby to teenager. We cover personal projects, gallery shows, books, and prices and marketing for a children’s portrait photography business. Weather permitting, students photograph children outdoors.

Lunch is included, other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath.  $75/night


Patrisha McLean

Patrisha has had a thriving commercial children’s portrait photography business for more than 20 years. Her photographs of children were exhibited this year in the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, ME and are in the permanent collection of the Portland Museum of Art.

Her second photography book "My Island", about the children living on the Maine islands North Haven, Islesboro and Vinalhaven, came out last summer, and her photographs of the children at the local homeless shelter help raise awareness and money for the Knox County Homeless Coalition. She is working on a long-range project of the street children of Havana, Cuba with her medium format film camer

Course Dates

May 7 to May 8



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