EAC’s Summer Workshop Series kicks off with Photography with Leslie Bowman, June 28 from 1:30-3:30 pm. After an introduction of the basic concepts of photography—light, content, composition, gesture and time—participants will set off together or independently into the community with a list of 5 photo prompts. Instruction will include exploration of the various workings of the student’s phone or digital camera. The class is not focused on equipment, but seeing. However, some techniques for camera settings and post production will be offered. Phone cameras will allow for the easiest upload of images. The final segment of class time will be the sharing of photos with classmates via projector. Each participant will receive a print of the favorite of their photos taken that day.

Bowman is a visual artist and documentary photographer. Her documentary work has included many prominent Maine artists and has also honored people at work in many occupations, most often in coastal communities. Bowman is on the board of directors for the Cobscook Institute, works as a freelance photographer and, most importantly,maintains a studio in Trescott where painting is the focus.

The session is intended for ages 12 and up. A $20 fee covers all materials; a sliding fee scale is available by request. Pre-registration is requested; please email Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org. Space is very limited, so please register early to save a place. Support for this workshop has been provided by Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, patrons are required to wear masks when in the EAC building.