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Marine Photography

Techniques and tips for getting that perfect digital shot on and around the water.

August 20 – August 26
Brooklin, Maine
Tyler Fields
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This is a five-day course ending Friday

Photographing classic yachts on or around water can be challenging. Photography along the coast of Maine is certainly no exception, but does offer many of the most beautiful backdrops in the Northeast. Continually changing light and environmental conditions offer unique opportunities for photographers of all skill levels to capture dramatic images. How to make the most of these opportunities is a test every photographer faces.

A regular contributor to WoodenBoat magazine, Tyler Fields comes to our campus to teach a unique marine photography course focused on wooden boats, both on the water and in the shop. This course will cover the complete process from choosing the right gear, DSLR camera basics, understanding exposure and composition, through to your final post-processing workflow. In both classroom sessions and time in the field, this course will help photographers of all skill levels improve their photography.

Students are required to bring their own digital cameras, DSLR or mirrorless (sorry, no point-and-shoot cameras this week). With the convenience of digital photography, the class will be able to review students’ photographs daily, meeting in our Shop Loft each morning to review the previous day’s work and prepare to cover new ground. While classroom time is important, the backbone of this course will be time spent taking photos with the instructor and on your own. The stunning WoodenBoat School waterfront and campus, Eggemoggin Reach, and numerous local boatbuilding shops (Brooklin is The Boatbuilding Capital of the World) will provide a wealth of photogenic material. This course has been scheduled in midsummer, offering the best opportunities to photograph on the water. The challenge and pleasure of this week will be to capture it all with your camera!

  • Who is this course best suited for?

    This course is appropriate for students with some knowledge and experience.

    This course involves a moderate level of activity throughout the week including: standing and working, and having adequate balance and agility to get in and out of boats on a moving float.

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