What if the image was only the beginning? How do printing techniques affect the emotional content of your photographs?

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In this course, students will investigate the visual impact of their creative choices. We will experiment with a variety of cameras (pinhole, 4x5, Holga and whatever else you desire) and printing techniques (paper negatives, cyanotypes, photograms and more). You will be encouraged to think outside the box, combine different techniques, and push your creativity as far as possible.

The beauty of this course is that you will be on your feet, making work with your hands. Go ahead, take a break from your computer!


This one-week program is designed for high school students between the ages of 14 and 18. Students must be proficient in the use of their 35mm camera and have a healthy sense of curiosity.

What you will learn:

Students leave this workshop with a knowledge base of working with experimental printing and image making techniques.

What you will need:

Students should bring a 35mm manual film camera, lens, and film. Unfortunately Maine Media doesn’t have film, film cameras or paper available for loan or purchase. Quantities and types will be provided in your acceptance packet.

Students may request a transcript that they can provide to their high school to apply for credit if desired.


Image Courtesy © Joaquim Stevenson Rodriguez


About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students, selected staff, and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office.  

We recommend students have access to $75 over the one-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.

Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 and departure is on Saturday morning.

Tuition Note: includes room and board


Jaime Erin Johnson

Jaime Johnson grew up in Mississippi where the sounds of wild animals outside her window became her daily melody. 

Jaime received her BFA from the University of Mississippi in Imaging Arts and her MFA in Photography from Louisiana Tech University.  Johnson was awarded Honorable Mention for her experimental short, Flutter in the 11th Annual Oxford Film Festival in 2011. Jaime was named a finalist for the 2015 Clarence John Laughlin award and her work has been shown nationally in venues such as the Center for Fine Art Photography, The SOHO Photo Gallery in New York, The New Orleans Photo Alliance, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art . 

Her work has been published in ShotsMagazine, Don't Take Pictures, Light Leaked, and Seites, and her series Untamed recently won the Grand Prize in Character: Portraits and Stories that Reveal the Human Condition, sponsored by Maine Media Workshops. 

© Eliza Beckerman

Course Dates

Jul 22 to Jul 28
Aug 12 to Aug 18




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