Free Events that You Won’t Want to Miss

Photo by: Peter Turnley

Every Monday and Tuesday evening through September, Maine Media Workshops’ photography, film, multimedia, destinations and/or book arts faculty will share their awe-inspiring work, stories, creativity and success tips. These evening events, the Maine Media Masters’ Series, begin at 7:30pm in Rockport Village’s Opera House located at 6 Central Street in Rockport, Maine.

Monday, June 4, Peter Turnley kicks off the season. This award-winning, internationally-acclaimed news and street photographer will share his time-honored techniques for: overcoming timidity and anxiety around photographing people, finding your inner voice, developing a theme-based photo story, revealing the magic and poetry in the streets of daily life, and more! Come to see decades of Peter’s work from Rio Brazil, Barcelona, Paris, New York City, Istanbul, Mumbai and Venice – to name a few of his favorite destinations for photography and story telling.  This evening with Peter, a master photojournalist who documents the human condition, promises to be enchanting and enlightening.

Tuesday, June 5, Michael Wilson shares his process used in photographing people. Through a discussion of how concrete elements like light and the environment impact a photo to emotional aspects of what is hoped for, feared, and expected, you will gain insight that is sure to enhance each photo you shoot. Michael’s work includes portraits from many music legends including Lyle Lovett, b.b. King, Randy Newman, Emmylou Harris; 22 years of one-person and group exhibitions; and numerous publications including four books. Preserve the faces of those whom you love in the upmost manner – come to learn from Master Portraiture Maker, Michael Wilson.

For more information about the Maine Media Masters’ Series, go to and click on “News” in the upper right corner of the screen, or contact Maine Media at or 207-236-8581.

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