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From Single Image to Sequence: Beginning A Photography Project with Emily Belz

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$325 – $375
Emily Belz holding a photography during a critique

“Thinking up a project and then making pictures that fit does not, in my experience, usually result in the best pictures. Most of the books I’ve published have started with just walking and photographing free of any plan.”                                     – Robert Adams

For many photographers, the path from creating a single, compelling image to creating a series or body of work can be challenging to navigate. This class will work to demystify the process of beginning a photography project, and sticking with it. Opening with a series of prompts (or assignments) photographers will work to identify what motivates their work and areas of image making that they feel passionate about. From this foundation or concentration, students will explore helpful techniques for progressing through a project. Topics will include research; writing about your work; guided editing; and sequencing. Limited to 12 students with previous photographic experience.

Class Dates:
9 Classes –  Mondays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm:
March  2; 9; 30
April 6; 13; 27
May 4; 11; 18

Class limit: 12 Students

Headshot of Emily Belz


Emily Belz is a photographer and educator based in Cambridge, MA. Her work focuses on domestic still lifes, and reveals a strong affinity for light, space, and color. Belz has exhibited her photographs both regionally and nationally at venues including the Center for Fine Art Photography; the Griffin Museum of Photography; and the Danforth Museum. She was the recipient of a 2014 artist grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, a 2015 Critical Mass Finalist, and was awarded the Manoog Family artist residency in 2018. In 2019 Belz will have solo exhibits at Gallery Kayafas and the Danforth Museum.

Belz holds a BA in photography and art history from Hampshire College (1997), an MA in art and design education from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009), and an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art (2017). She teaches classes and workshops at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA and Lasell College in Newton, MA.

When not making photographs she can be found sailing with her husband and young son, and chasing the light.


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March 2
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$325 – $375
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The Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States

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