New… Master Photo Classes with Frank Van Riper
Intense three-day classes for experienced photographers
Limited enrollment (5 students maximum)

Students during trial Master class this past summer.

Tuition: $600 per week

Internationally acclaimed author, journalist and documentary photographer Frank Van Riper leads Master Classes in which students will “construct, then deconstruct” their photographs during intense, step-by-step instruction both in the studio and on location. These classes are roughly half the size of our normal week-long workshops and offer a unique opportunity for hands-on instruction from a nationally known photographer and author. Advanced techniques in portraiture and street photography; landscape and interiors; on- and off-camera flash. Detailed critique after each day’s shooting. Enrollment must be approved by director.

Portrait of Frank VR

Frank Van Riper is a documentary and commercial photographer, author, lecturer and columnist. Author of several bestselling books, his work is in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine. For 19 years, Van Riper was the photography columnist of the Washington Post. His column, Talking Photography, is now available online at

A former journalist and 1979 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Van Riper is a popular teacher and lecturer and leads photography workshops in Maine, Umbria and Venice with his wife and professional partner, Judith Goodman. Most recently, they were co-authors of the bestselling book, Serenissima: Venice in Winter. For more than a decade Van Riper has been on the faculty of Photo Works at Glen Echo Park, Md. He and Judith are co-founders of the Lubec Photo Workshops at SummerKeys.

“Thanks for the great workshop. It was a pleasure working with everyone, and Lubec was wonderful. Next year I bring less clothing and more photo equipment!”
–R. Sullivan, Washington, DC

A Word from your Instructor

This class is geared to students who have completed previous photo workshops and who want to increase their skills in several areas. Students should be conversant with exposure technique and comfortable with basic flash. Lubec offers a wealth of picture opportunities that we will explore together.

Introduction to Summerkeys

Workshop Dates

  • July 17-19
  • August 7-9

Course Tutors

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