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Instructor: Mary Beth Meehan
Monday - Friday
July 1 - 5
9am - 12pm
5 Sessions

This class is designed for photographers familiar with the basic workings of their digital SLR cameras, who are interested in expanding on that knowledge. It is a very personal class, in which students will master the technical aspects of digital photography most challenging to them, while developing their own particular photographic vision. Morning 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 approach, and critiquing student work. Students will spend time out of class on daily assignments designed to practice classroom learning. Basic lighting will also be covered.

 The class will culminate in an informal exhibition, at which students will be encouraged to share their work with the larger Castle Hill community, and enjoy their week’s progress!

 Class Requirements: Students are required to have a beginning knowledge of the workings of their digital SLR cameras, and should bring this camera and all related equipment, including laptop and 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 an independent photographer known for her community-based photography and large-scale installation work. Over the past twenty years, Meehan has focused on the question of visibility and social equity, embedding herself in communities across the United States, including in post-industrial New England, the American South, and in Silicon Valley, CA. Meehan lives in New England, and has held residencies at Stanford University, the University of Missouri School of Journalism and at the University of West Georgia. She has lectured and led workshops at the School of Visual Arts, New York, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, and has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.