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Marine Photography

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

Tuition: $825

Schooners full sail

Photographing classic yachts 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 lighting 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.

Schooners full sail

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 level improve their photography.

Students are required to bring their own digital cameras, whether point-and-shoot models, DSLR, or mirrorless. With the convenience of digital photography, the class will be able to review the student’s photographs daily. Each morning the class will meet in the classroom 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 your instructor and on your own. The stunning WoodenBoat School waterfront and campus, Eggemoggin Reach, and numerous local boatbuilding shops will provide a wealth of photogenic material. The challenge and pleasure of the week will be to capture it all with your camera!

This was a magnificent experience. I met some really fine people. Your staff is outstanding. The words ‘no’ and ‘we can’t’ are not in your lexicon. You all do such a fantastic job. I will definitely be back and will recommend WoodenBoat School to my friends. Thank you so much!”
C.I., Pflurgerville, Texas
Thank you to your entire staff. You make it all look so easy, and I know it takes a lot of work to create such a wonderful learning environment.”
C.W., Lisbon, Connecticut