Winter is a time for reflection. Often, that means being hunkered down all cozy and warm with the comforts of home. This February, join Lance Keimig for an exploration of the Maine winter landscape and starry night sky under the New Moon. Over the course of this night photography workshop, we will explore the themes of silence and solitude as we embark on an inward journey to consider why we photograph. Through nightly field sessions, we will seek to make a deeper connection to the landscape and to find personal meaning in our images. 

We will begin with a night photography primer, but the class is ultimately geared towards recharging our creative batteries, and reinvigorating our photographic curiosity. Lance will provide technical guidance on a personal and as needed basis, but this class will be centered more on creativity than technique.

After going over the basics of dark sky night photography on the first day, our classroom sessions will be devoted to developing and critiquing our work. Each student will be challenged to develop a theme, or a concept for the week. We will think about and discuss individual goals for the workshop, and will keep a journal chronicling the development of each person’s theme. On Friday, we will spend some time writing an accompanying text that will be presented with the images at the end of the workshop. Consideration will also be given to different ways that each project might be presented- be it a slide show, prints, a hand made book, or other format.

The workshop is intended for people who are comfortable with their equipment and with capturing RAW files in Manual exposure mode. Night photography experience is helpful, but not necessary. Obviously, heavy winter clothing is required. Participants will receive a list of suggested gear upon registration.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475 per week. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging is $125 per week.


Lance Keimig

Lance Keimig is best known for his night photographs, which are often made at the juncture of the built and natural environments. His book, Night Photography- Finding Your Way In The Dark was published by Focal Press in August of 2010, and has been translated into 6 languages. A revised and expanded second edition was published in July of 2015. He is the curator of Darkness, Darkness, a traveling exhibit of Night Photography that opened at Harvard University’s Three Columns Gallery where Keimig was curator from 2005-2010.

Keimig has taught at the New England School of Photography in Boston since 2000, and has also taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, The Houston Center for Photography, Rayko Photo Center, Texas and Rhode Island Photographer’s Societies, and leads independent workshops across the country. 

Keimig is a frequent speaker and workshop instructor for photographic events around the country. He has presented and taught at the Photo Plus Expo in New York, and was a featured speaker and workshop instructor at Estudio Brasil in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. He has lectured and taught for the Scottish Photographers Association in Glasgow, The School of Visual Arts in NY, B&H Event Space, and The New England Camera Club Council among others. 

Keimig continues to teach night photography and light painting workshops around the country, and also leads photo tours to Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, and Cuba. His work has taken him to such far flung places as Zimbabwe where he did documentary photography for a medical mission, the Philippines to photograph a museum collection, and Japan where he photographed Buddhist temples. His photographs are held in numerous collections including The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, The Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Public Library, and the The Grace Museum in Abilene, TX. 

Course Dates

Feb 11 to Feb 17



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