Over the past year I’ve discovered the incredible value of professional mentorship. Read on to find out why you should seek out a mentor to improve your art. Continue reading
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Teaching Creativity. Another from the Photostudio conversations series. I mean, just how do you teach creativity in a class? Continue reading »
It’s that time of year when photography websites and magazines start publishing “gift lists” of stuff that will supposedly improve your photography. This is kinda like that, but not. If you REALLY want to improve, read the rest below.
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Dissolve an excess of sugar in water and the result will be a supersaturated solution. It looks stable, but anything- a spec of dust, a scratch or an extra crystal- will cause the sugar to crystalize out with often beautiful results. That is the best way I can describe Connie Imboden’s course last summer at Maine Media Workshops. Connie’s goal was not so much for us to take great pictures, but to learn how to see. Over the course of a week, we kept adding and adding- new concepts, new shapes, new points of vision all dissolving into the solution of our minds. And then at some point, things began to crystalize. My vision changed dramatically, both for how I “see” and what I want my work to become.
If you have been thinking of taking a workshop but were hesitant, I have two words for you: DO IT! Find one that looks challenging, maybe even scares you a bit and dive in. Open yourself to the new and take on as much as possible. You won’t regret the experience. It should go without saying that I highly recommend Connie’s workshops, but check out all that Maine Media has to offer. My only regret is that I can’t go back this year!
Lucas James is a fine art photographer in Manchester, NH.
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