Sharpen your vision as a photographer and enrich the context of your work by exploring the question, “What gives a photograph meaning?” In this workshop, students examine the art of photography and explore how photographs attain meaning. Photographic elements that supply the work with the capacity to share a story are also discussed. Experimentation is encouraged as a means of pushing past the familiar and finding new ways of being expressive with photographs. Each day, students focus on a specific photographic strategy and consider how subject matter and form create meaning.
Students use digital cameras, a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and digital printmaking techniques.
There are daily discussions, lectures and hands-on photography exercises. Students engage in independent shooting, one-on-one and group discussions, reviews, lectures and studio time for editing, developing and printing images. Additionally, hands-on studio work provides students with the opportunity to advance their skills. Daily field trips to explore some of the Rocky Mountains’ most beautiful areas complement the studio activities.
Christine Collins received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She is an Associate Professor at Lesley Art + Design and has been a guest lecturer/critic at Harvard University and Maine College of Art, among many others. She exhibits widely and her work is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.