“Close your eyes. Feel it. The light…it’s always been there. It will guide you.” – Maz Kanata

Young Masters of Light is for individuals ready to explore light for a variety of subjects and situations. Students will be introduced to professional studio environments and professional lighting equipment. Throughdaily lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice the students will learn how to see light.With the addition of various lighting modifiers and gels they will learn how to manipulate lights to achievea desired look. Students will work in studio and on location through out beautiful mid-coast Maine and will learn how to blend natural and studio lighting to create stunning images.

Students will be taught professional image workflow, from inception of an image, how to troubleshoot and solve the lighting challenges while on set, and into advanced post-production techniques using Adobe Photoshop to finalize images.

Students will learn how to work as part of a team in a large crew taking on various roles for example lead photographer, digital tech learning how to set up a computer and camera system for photographing tethered straight to the computer and assistant.

Students will use their newly acquired skills to create portfolio images that can be used for a wide range of college photography program applications. They will also acquire the needed skills to step in and work as an assistant for commercial photographers.

Students are encouraged to bring personal props and items to use during the photography shoots.

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 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 $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc. 

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

Tuition Note: includes room and board

Students may request a transcript be sent to their high school for possible credit.

Course Dates

Jul 23 to Jul 29



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