This class is intended for students with little to no experience in digital photography, or for those who haven’t yet received formal instruction in the medium. The goal of this class is to make photography feel fun and accessible, while encouraging an active process of art making. The session will begin with an hour of an instruction and assistance in learning your camera, followed by an hour of guided image-making with instructional prompts. During this time, the instructor will be available to answer questions as well as advise students as they work. In the afternoon session, there will be an hour long Zoom call for students to share and discuss the work they made, ask questions, and be introduced to the photography of famous, contemporary artists.
About the Instructor:
Matthias Mann is a photographer and writer whose work has been continually inspired by the beauty of rural New England. Growing up in Maine, a love of exploration has featured prominently in his practice, with much of his work drawing off of the natural beauty of small, overlooked scenes. Through this, his work often dwells in the slow, meditative process that his work takes on, with many of his images featuring a quiet perspective bordering on minimalism. As an artist, Matthias has exhibited his work in galleries across New England, with much of his fine-art practice focusing on the construction of narrative within images.