Maine Workshop, Day 1

I returned from Rockport to Braintree last Saturday having completed a great workshop with Tillman Crane.

The workshop, entitled “Extraordinary Images in Ordinary Places,” was not about technical things or even about technique. It was more about how you think about looking for images.

There were six of us in the class and we photographed different things every day and followed up by critique and discussion.

Each day, we were assigned “ordinary” places to photograph. The locations ranged from local parks, to locations around the Workshops campus. My first assignment was to photograph my room! Daunted that I was – this was a very plain vanilla motel style room – I went in with determination to come out with something. What I came out with was so abstract that nobody could tell what it was until I showed a different angle.


Then I moved the camera a bit …


My idea was to do a study of the way the light reflected off the different surfaces.

Not exactly “high art” but still an interesting exercise.

~ by Rsmith on July 29, 2009.

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