Expand your portfolio and strive toward a deeper understanding of personal point of view.

Join Brenton and Alan for a two-week experience in portfolio development to further develop your eye and understanding of your work. In this course you will engage in daily review of your work and split the time between field work, shooting and discussions. Each student will have thorough one-on-one meetings with Brenton and Alan throughout the week to consider what kinds of photographs you really want to make, and how to give them shape and form as a group.

In the second week, you will concentrate on guided printmaking. Enhancing your skills and fine tuning your technique. You may work in color or black and white - digital or traditional methods. This is a dynamic course and a chance to concentrate on your photography with a mentor. This workshop is for experienced photographers.

Instructors

Alan Vlach

Alan Vlach is a fine art photographer with a deep commitment to the traditional darkroom while fully embracing new technologies. He works extensively with digital enlarged negatives and historical processes as well as digital printmaking.

In 1999 he began a formal study of the medium with George DeWolfe. Since then, he has attended workshops with Marilyn Bridges, George Tice, Tillman Crane, Brenton Hamilton, Sean Kernan, Mark Nelson, Josephine Sacabo, Paul Taylor and Lewis Kemper. In 2004 – 2005 he attended the Certificate Program at Rockport College. In 2006 he began capturing images digitally, working in Photoshop to create enlarged negatives and positives for use in historical processes including platinum/palladium, kallitype, salted paper, cyanotype and, most recently, photopolymer gravure.

He has been teaching at the Maine Media Workshops since September 2007.

Alan resides in Trenton and Portland, Maine.

Brenton Hamilton

Brenton Hamilton, Chair, Professional Certificate Program in Photography, holds his MFA in photography 1992 from the Savannah College of Art & Design. His teaching specialties include, B&W Craft and Historic Processes and the History of Photography at Maine Media College. Brenton is an enthusiastic workshop leader exhibiting special care and interest in the teaching process and for his students. Brenton’s own work is inspired by the 19th century and has become a principle area of research and inspiration both as a historian and a printmaker. Devoted to the cyanotype, Brenton’s embellished images are exhibited nationally and are held in the permanent collections at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine and the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland. Current projects include publishing: ‘OBSCURA’ a quarterly magazine devoted to contemporary issues and on going studio work.  Brenton's work is represented by TILT Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona and in Maine at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland.

Course Dates

Levels

Tuition

$1,795

Class Size

12