Are you still using automatic settings? Then this class is for you!

This introductory workshop is for beginners who would like to learn the basics of their digital camera. Are you still using automatic settings? Then this class is for you! Students discover how digital cameras work and how to control their image making. This workshop is an exciting way to learn the technical skills of image making and the proper settings for consistent results.

Topics Covered:

  • Aperture / f-stop
  • Shutter speed
  • Proper exposure
  • Focus vs. autofocus
  • Focal length
  • Depth of field
  • White balance
  • Typical camera settings

Class needs:

Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera. However, if you have a point and shoot with manual controls they are also welcome. Since every camera is different, you should definitely bring your manual. 


No previous knowledge or experience required.

Lunch is included, other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath. $75/night



Kelsey Floyd

Kelsey Floyd is a fine artist currently living and working in midcoast Maine. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Kelsey received a BA in Studio Art with a focus in Sculpture and a BA in Psychology from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. These degrees have informed her art making which combines her interests in photography, sculpture, and psychology. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Minneapolis Photo Center, Louisiana Tech University, the Putnam County Museum and Low Road Gallery in Indiana. Having taught with the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine and been associated with Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine since the summer of 2011, Floyd has fallen in love with being an educator in the field of photography. She is currently the assistant to photographer Joyce Tenneson, whose experience as an impactful force as a female photographer within the field has been both humbling and inspiring.

Floyd is frequently hired for her event photography, which has ranged from a 50th wedding anniversary to a bike race, philanthropy events to a box derby at a ski resort. She greatly enjoys shooting these events, and strives to communicate the energy of the event through the final selection of photographs. If interested in hiring her for an event in the area, please e-mail her at

©Kelsey Floyd

Course Dates

Sep 12
Oct 10




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