Experience the demands and rewards of honing your photographic skills with color, intuition, and self-awareness.

Jay Maisel

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See precisely what is in an image. This process of awareness begins with an initial critique of each participant's best work, and continues through the week with daily critiques,discussions and shooting assignments designed to hone photographic skills, intuitive self-trust, and the ability to think in terms of pure color.

Jay informs and challenges participants with an active schedule of assignments and reviews. He illustrates his lectures with slide shows of his work. Jay encourages questions; no subject is taboo. Jay's energy and knowledge of photography make for a demanding and most rewarding experience. The purpose of daily review, and the crux of the workshop is to make the participants keenly aware of seeing figure-ground relationships through light, gesture, color, and perception.

Students must shoot digitally, bring their ten best images on their laptop, cameras, lenses, flash cards, and flash card readers (tripod optional).

A portfolio review is required for admission to this course. You can submit a portfolio via a link to your website, online portfolio, or print submission. For more detailed information on these requirements, click here.


Jay Maisel

Jay Maisel's name is synonymous with color photography that uses light and gesture to create images for advertising, editorial, and corporate communications. His work also appears in books and in private and corporate collections. His awards include two from ASMP, Lifetime Achievement and Photographer of the Year; the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award; and induction into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. A graduate of Cooper Union and Yale University, Jay continues his education by teaching.


For an interview with Jay Maisel discussing his recently published book “Jay Maisel’s New York” click here http://www.bermangraphics.com/press/jaymaisel.htm

Course Dates

Aug 20 to Aug 26




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