Lab / Education

As a Light Work Lab member, we want you to get the most from our facility and staff. We are proud to offer a variety of classes, workshops, and one-on-one sessions. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to go deeper with your photography, learn from professionals in the field, and meet fellow members.

Summer 2021 – Workshops & Classes

Love + Photography

June 8th, 15th, 22nd / 6pm-8pm EST
Instructor: June T Sanders
Materials Needed: Camera
Price: $110

Registration Closed

Class Description

 This workshop will serve as an exploration of intimate and collaborative portraiture. Over three weeks we will meet on Tuesday evenings for two hours. Each session will include an offering of techniques and best practices related to intimate portraiture, a group critique, and a discussion that explores photography as an act of love. Participants should come to class prepared to make single or multiple portraits that they will share with the class in the second session for feedback and write or collaborate on a related text for the third session.

Meet your instructor

June T Sanders is a trans artist, educator, and curator residing in rural Washington State. She is an assistant professor in the Digital Technology & Culture Program at Washington State University and a recent recipient of the 2020 Blue Sky Curatorial Prize & the New Hampshire Institute of Art Teti Research Fellowship.

LoFi Lighting

April 28th / 6pm-8pm EST
Instructor: Dylan Nelson
Materials Needed: Lights of any style and a camera.
Price: $40

Registration Closed

Workshop will be held via Zoom app (account not required). Link to join will be sent to all registered prior to workshop.

Class Description

In this workshop artist and commercial photographer Dylan Nelson will be sharing his methods for lighting that can be done without expensive equipment. Dylan will, in real time, light objects in his studio. He will demonstrate his exploration of light as a creative tool and showcase how to refine your approach to some basic lighting set-ups. After a demo Dylan will leave lots of time for questions.

Meet your instructor

Dylan Nelson is an artist with a day job living and working in Minneapolis. His book Amber Gambler is in the collections of Pier 24, St. Olaf College, and The Walker Art Center. His works are in the private collections of literally two people and one was a family friend so it sort of doesn’t count. He has exhibited work at Aperture Gallery, the University of Minnesota, Yeah Maybe Gallery, and a bunch of other ones. During the day he is a re-toucher and digital tech working with a wide group of commercial clients including Levi’s, Puma, Target, and Wal-Mart.

Dylan Nelson