Learn how to capture the soul and spirit of your young subjects
Making powerful images of children, whether for commercial portraits, non-profit work or travel, is the subject of this workshop. 
 
Topics include engaging the child and relaxing the parent, and gaining permission from the parent if you are traveling. Tips are provided for for photographing age groups from baby to teenager, optimizing light and background, and choice of equipment.  We cover personal projects, gallery shows, books, and prices and marketing for a children’s portrait photography business. Weather permitting, students photograph children outdoors.
 
Patrisha has been photographing children, with a thriving commercial children’s portrait photography business in Camden, 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.

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

Instructors

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

Sep 24 to Sep 25

Tuition

$425

Class Size

14