Image courtesy Matthias Mann
INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Learning Through Practice
with Matthias Mann
Meet-up point: Park on Main, downtown Belfast
Saturdays, October 24 and October 31 [IN-PERSON]
*Bring walking shoes and a digital camera!
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Sundays, October 25 and November 1 *Note Daylight Savings Time* [ONLINE]
Group Zoom sessions will be held on the days after the in-person gatherings, to virtually share and discuss images
*Zoom links will be sent by the instructor at the start of the program
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
This class is designed for students with little to no experience in digital photography, or who love to take digital photos but haven’t received formal instruction in photography as an art form. Intended to make photography feel accessible and fun as well as encourage the active making of art, each session will begin with half an hour of instruction, followed by an hour of freely photographing the local environment. During this time, the instructor will be available to answer questions as well as advise students as they work. The following day, there will be a thirty-minute optional Zoom call for students to share and workshop their photography, ask questions, or seek artist recommendations.
This program will meet at “Park on Main” in downtown Belfast. This small park is located on Main Street, across from Dockside Restaurant. The group will gather outside in the park for discussion, and then disperse throughout Heritage Park along the waterfront, to take photographs. Public bathrooms are located near this location. Wear walking shoes and a mask; bring drinking water. Masks are required during instruction and social distancing will be maintained throughout the program.
A digital camera is necessary to participate in this program. Cell phone cameras will do, if that’s what you are working with! *If this is a barrier for you, please contact us as we have limited digital cameras available to loan.* You should also have access to a device that you can use to join the Sunday Zoom calls.
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.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Intro to Digital Photography in the subject line if you are interested in this class, and we will coordinate a phone call with you to take down your registration and payment information. Alternatively, you can call and leave a message for Cate with your interest and a call-back number at: 207-338-2222.