South Pomfret, Vermont
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Environmental Portrait Photography

Discover how to capture a sense of place by photographing our environment and those who inhabit it.

Discover how to capture a sense of place using photography. We will focus on telling a story by illustrating our environment as well as those who inhabit it. Learn how to approach and photograph strangers, create environmental portraits, and relate more closely to the space around you. You will be encouraged to push through the boundaries between yourself and your subjects. The class will include demos, in-class photographing on location, and discussion about what makes a good portrait. Bring a DSLR camera (or any non-phone camera) and a laptop computer.

Kelly Burgess is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art & Design with an MFA in Photography. Kelly has also received an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Lesley University, and her BFA in Photography from the Lesley University College of Art & Design. Kelly’s conceptual fine art photography has been exhibited and featured in publications worldwide. Emotional narrative is the thematic thread running through her work and she uses natural light, color, and mood to guide her audience through her photographs. Her most recent project is a self-published book of photographs entitled “Sing Me Back Home” that she is currently exhibiting. Kelly has exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She was selected as one of the 30 Photographers Under 30 at the Vermont Center for Photography, and has been featured in The New York Times and Art New England magazine. For more about Kelly, visit her website. []