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Photography WORKSHOP

Remote Science & Arts Program

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Photography Today

Capture a moment in history! 

NOW is the time to get your foot in the door in documentary photography- with the global COVID-19 pandemic, there are millions of stories needing to be told. From masks to social distancing amid huge grocery lines, images of today will be in the history books of tomorrow. We are living through historic times demanding documentation both of the world and of oneself.

“Photography is a way to document the world but also a way to learn about yourself. It is a mechanical process which captures reality but can also express subjectivity. It is a visual language requiring, like any language, literacy to be used most effectively.” -Kelly Davidson, Instructor


Course Overview 

Your instructors will be Mike Ritter, the current President of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and freelance photographer and ASMP board member Kelly Davidson, both established Boston photographers. Join them for this NEW AND ENGAGING, HANDS- ON photography course, brought to you remotely this summer! Through assignments, lectures, and looking at the history of photography, they will help you better understand photography and express yourself through it.

Document how you and those around you feel with a portrait project exploring the emotions in this stay-at-home world, and learn the techniques and technology behind portrait photography to capture our new superheroes… whether it be health care workers, a physician, researcher, delivery driver, or others on the front line. 

Use your own original photos to learn Adobe Elements– a vital skill in today’s workforce – to edit and adjust your images to perfection. Improve your understanding of digital photography and its endless uses and applications. 

In a later lesson, photography legend Henry Horenstein will help students edit their work. A final book of the students’ work will be self-published and distributed to each student.

By the end of the course, students will receive a self-published, printed copy of their digital photography work to keep. 

Students will also receive a digital copy of Henry Horenstein’s e-books, Digital Photography: A Basic Manual and Make Better Pictures.


Materials and Supplies

In addition to the copy of Horenstein’s book which students will receive, students will need a camera, preferably a DSLR or digital point and shoot, but a smartphone will suffice. 

Photos will need to be organized in software where selects can be made and edits can be made whether it’s a Mac Photo Library, Adobe Lightroom, or something else.

Dates and Times

The course will run twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8pm EST, starting Monday, June 8th 2020 to Thursday, July 2nd 2020. 

Who is teaching?

mike ritter
kelly davidson

Mike Ritter earned his degree in Art History and Visual Arts from Bowdoin College. He is the President of the American Society of Media Photographers.  He has been a contract photographer for brands such as Google Business View, and he owns his own studio where his clients include Tufts University, Fidelity Investments, and various political campaigns. 

Kelly Davidson earned her degree in Photojournalism from Boston University. She has worked in editorial design for multiple major publications, including the Boston Phoenix, and has owned her own studio for over 15 years. Her clients include bands, record labels, colleges, and brands such as Reebok. Kelly is also on the board of the American Society of Media Photographers.

When & Where?

Dates will be announced shortly!
Sessions are held remotely via videoconference. All you need is a computer, a camera (iPhone camera will work just fine!), and the comfort of your own home.

Price & Registration

4 weeks, 2 sessions per week: $599

Current Students:

Interested in another four weeks?  Continuation Fee: $399

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