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Instructor: Mary Beth Meehan
July 23 - 27
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
5 Sessions

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This class is designed for photographers, familiar with the basic workings of their digital SLR cameras, who are interested in expanding on that knowledge. Class time will be devoted to working in-depth with the functions of the camera, discussing the mechanics and aesthetics of photography, analyzing professional photographs for technique, and doing on-site photography as a group. Basic lighting will also be covered. Students will spend time out of class on daily assignments designed to practice classroom learning. Class time will be set aside to critique student assignments, and address particular concerns or challenges students are experiencing.

 Class Requirements: Students are required to have a beginning knowledge of the workings of their digital SLR camera, and should bring this camera and all related equipment, including flash, to class. Please note: This class is NOT intended to cover iPhone photography. For the first class, please bring 5-10 images that reflect your interests and abilities as a photographer.

Mary Beth Meehan is a New England-based photographer and educator who is committed to meaningful, in-depth coverage of her own communities. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, she has exhibited her photographs nationally and internationally, and has lectured nationwide on the subject of long-term, community-based documentary projects. Her honors include awards from Pictures of the Year International and the National Conference for Community and Justice. She was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. Please visit