July 2016- Photography with Joe Standart

“The Expressive Photograph and the Landscape”

July 18-July 22, 2016

The American Impressionist painters chose to paint the Lyme landscape for its quiet beauty, the luminous quality of the light, and its varied terrain. From streams winding their sinuous way through the hills, to powerful rivers, and deep forests, Lyme has a bountiful array of natural riches all of which have been scouted and prepared for this summer’s workshop with renowned photographer, Joe Standart.

imageJoe Standart, Selden Cove, 2015

To be a fine craftsman, one must master the tools of one’s craft. This five-day workshop explores the camera as an expressive tool, teaches the fundamentals of good camera technique, and puts those techniques and tricks to work during trips to some of Lyme’s most engaging landscapes. The goal is to reinforce a strong technical knowledge of the camera and to pare that with a deeper understanding of photo editing software to further enhance our vision and creative expression.

Each day will consist of an even division of field photography and photo editing. Students will photograph in the local area in the morning, exploring the ways in which site selection, composition and viewpoint can influence work. Afternoons will be spent in the Digital Studio, deepening one’s knowledge of Lightroom and other photo editing software. The aim is to arouse new ideas from direct observation to discover one’s unique, expressive vision.  The challenge is to explore light, texture, composition, and the nature of creativity itself, and discover ways to bring its power to your images.

imageJoe Standart, Lyme Landscape, 2015

The workshop will include an evening lecture by Joe Standart on great photographers and include highlights of his many years of experience photographing remote landscapes in the Turkish wilderness to the teaming bazaars of Morocco.

The course is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers working with the 35 mm digital format camera or larger. A basic knowledge of
Adobe Lightroom is recommended.

imageJoe Standart, Lyme Landscape, 2015


$1000 and includes daily continental breakfast


Our spacious townhouses are located directly across the street from the College. They are two story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath units with full kitchen, garage and washer/dryer, and AC in each unit.

Shared Occupancy (private bedroom & bathroom, shared common space, washer/dryer, and kitchen) is available at a cost of $500/five nights.

Private Occupancy (rental of a full townhouse) is available at a cost of $1,250/five nights. (Partners/family members are welcome. Maximum of 4 people in a unit.)

Other housing is available at local Inns in the range of $230/night.


Continental breakfast served every morning. Lunches and dinners are responsibility of attendee. There will be access to local markets and restaurants. As noted above, townhouses have kitchens.

Additional Details

Attendees can arrive at noon on Sunday, July 17, with instruction to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, July 18.
A welcome dinner on Sunday, July 17 is included with cost of tuition. Joe will give a lecture on Thursday, July 21, with a cocktail reception for the workshop attendees.
Exclusive visit and tours of local exhibitions and museums are also included.