Student Images: Maine Media Garden Photography Workshop

We had a talented, enthusiastic and supportive group that gathered in Maine during July to explore botanical and garden photography. This was mostly a field workshop, with lots of time spent in lots of gardens--both public and private. Here are a few images highlighting the work of each student. Enjoy!

Open Studio at Heliker-LaHotan Foundation

As my time at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, comes to a close, I will be holding an Open Studio in the LaHotan Studio along the shore where I have been working. The event will be held this Thursday at 4:30pm. Drop by for a glass of wine and to see images of the island. In addition to landscapes, I will be debuting a new still-life series called The Naturalist's Studio: Natural Objects as Works of Art. 

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Artist Talk and Photo Workshop on Great Cranberry Island, Maine

I'm heading to the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation's Artist Residency Program on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, this week. I will stay at the residency for four weeks and my initial focus will be exploring the island, journaling and giving an artist talk for the community. If you happen to live or be traveling near GCI (just off the coast of Acadia National Park and accessible by ferry), please join me this coming Thursday at 4pm at the Cranberry House.

I will also be leading a 3-day landscape/seascape photography workshop on the island from August 9-11. It's not too late to register!


Landscape Photography Workshop on Great Cranberry Island, Maine

Landscape and Place
A Photography Workshop on Great Cranberry Island, Maine

August 9-11, 2018

Maine fog. ©2017 Lee Anne White.

Maine fog. ©2017 Lee Anne White.

What is this thing we call landscape? What do we mean by place? And what elements in the landscape give a place a sense of place? How can we move beyond the obvious shots to photograph the true character of a landscape or the "fingerprints" of place? We'll explore these questions through discussions, image reviews and extensive in-the-field photography during a three-day workshop on Great Cranberry Island, Maine.

The workshop is sponsored by the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation. Details and registration information can be found on their website.

Student Images: May Studio Workshop

It's always a treat to share the work created by students in my workshops. This one took place in my studio in late May. We explored simple, creative ways to create a compact and affordable home studio for photographing nature with both natural light and continuous lighting. Though we all love photographing nature and gardens outdoors, shooting in the studio allows us to spend more time with our subjects, to work with them in more creative ways, and to do so in a controlled (okay, air-conditioned and bug-free) environment. It is also a great way to keep shooting in winter when it is difficult or impossible to work outside. Anyhow, I hope you will join me in celebrating the work of these avid and talented photographers!

Artwork Archive Features My Photographs This Week

Artwork Archive is an ingenious online tool for artists to manage their collections of artwork--keeping up with things like where pieces have been shown, where they are currently displayed (helpful when working with galleries), when they have been purchased and other details that need to be tracked. It can also be used to maintain contact information for clients, galleries and others on your mailing list. And one of my favorite tools is the reminder it sends me each week about what I have coming up: submission deadlines, delivery dates, shows to take down, classes to teach, materials to submit and much more. 

My landing page on the Artwork Archive site.

My landing page on the Artwork Archive site.

In addition to the "back-end" business tools, Artwork Archive also presents my work to gallerists, collectors, art consultants and others looking for artwork. In fact, I had a museum curator reach out to me with questions via Artwork Archive just last week.

So I was thrilled to get a note from Emily Zupsic from Artwork Archive today to let me know that two of my pages were featured on their blog this week. Here's a quote from the piece, which featured six artists: 

The beauty, essence and changing complexion of landscapes fascinates artist and photographer Lee Anne White. And, she carries that beauty over to her portfolio. It is completely and beautifully branded. In other words, as soon as you open her portfolio, you understand the type of work she creates. The clean grid formed by her square dimensions feels bold and modern. Another amazing feature of her portfolio? She includes just the right amount of detail when you click on each piece!

Anyhow, I thought that was pretty cool and just wanted to share. If you're an artist and need to track your own artwork, check it out. And if you're looking for artwork of any kind, it is a clean, intuitive site for searching.

Student Images: Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico

During my recent workshop, Photographing the Cultural Landscape, we explored Pecos National Historical Site, took the High Road to Taos, visited O'Keeffe country, hiked in Bandelier National Monument, stopped in Chimayo and wandered around Santa Fe to capture the spirit of the Southwest. Here are a few images created by students during thew week:

My next Santa Fe workshop is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2019. If you'd like to be added to the mailing list, drop me a line.

Image Featured on Book Cover

Cover Photo: ©2018 Lee Anne White

Cover Photo: ©2018 Lee Anne White

To hear the voice of Dr. James Southerland is to be transported back to my freshman year of college, to the World Civilization class that met in the Owens Building, now the Student Union Building, on the campus of Brenau University. Soft-spoken, thoughtful and always encouraging, Dr. Southerland was one of my favorite professors and he went on to become a fine academic administrator, as well. Although he retired a few years ago, it is still a treat to see him on campus and around town, and it is an honor to have one of my photographs on the cover of his memoir, Sharecropper's Son: A Journey of Teaching and Learning. Credit for the design goes to Christie Gregory.

The book has just been released, so I'm looking forward to reading about Dr. Southerland's journey--to hearing his voice and stories once again. Copies are available through the Brenau University  website