Creative Exploration: Pushing your Photographic Boundaries

silhouetted children jumping in the air
An old man touches his forehead to that of his daughter
young girl under stream of water
 Two pairs of hands, one set old and wrinkled
 rainbow in background of parched ground with distant figures of people
 three figures walk along at sunset
 a young woman garbed in orange looks out a window

Date: August 3-14, 2020 (ONLINE)
Medium: Photography
Instructor: Julia Cumes (email)
Skill Level: All

This course, for photographers of all levels, offers an opportunity to get re-inspired and explore new avenues in your photographic work. Through a combination of live demos, slide shows, creative assignments and critique sessions, the two week workshop will push participants to try new ways of seeing, shooting and imagining their work. Students will be expected to submit new work each class for critique sessions.

At this time, registration for Creative Exploration: Pushing your Photographic Boundaries is closed.


All times Eastern Daylight Time

August 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th: 10am-Noon

Images will be expected by 8pm on the evening before class so students will have 1 1/2 days to complete each assignment.

Supply List

A digital DSLR or phone camera, an ability to download and send digital images and most importantly, creativity and imagination.


Non-Credit: $330
1.5 Credit Undergrad: $837.48
1.5 Credit Grad Special Rate: $427.50

About the Instructor

Julia Cumes is a South African-born photographer based in Massachusetts. She's passionate about story telling and capturing real moments of human connection and intimacy.

Over the course of her career, she has photographed for a variety of magazines, newspapers, humanitarian and wildlife rescue organizations, businesses, corporations and private clients. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and the London Times. She has also worked on numerous long term personal projects and her work has been widely exhibited. Among her awards, she has received a Cape Cod Arts foundation Fellowship, an Alexia Foundation student grant and an "Art Within Reach" grant.

Julia completed a B.A. at Brandeis University, an M.F.A. in writing at Cornell University and a Masters in Photojournalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.

Her blog, Apertures and Anecdotes, features a wide range of photographs and the stories behind them. She also teaches a variety of photography workshops and classes locally and internationally and is a resident photographer at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod where she has a studio/gallery.

Blog: Apertures and Anecdotes Blog