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 in a beautiful location. Are you still using automatic settings? Then this class is for you! Students discover how cameras work and how to control their images. This workshop will be an exciting way to learn the technical skills of image making and the proper settings for consistent results.

© Ramey Newell

Topics Covered:

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

A DSLR camera and lens is recommended to take this class, however, if you have a point and shoot with manual controls they are also welcome. Since every camera is different, you should bring your manual.

This workshop will be held on location for the entire day. Please come prepared with proper clothing as it could be rainy, sunny, cold, hot or possibly all four! Lunch is included in the tuition and will be brought to the location.



Kelsey Floyd

© Kelsey FloydKelsey Floyd is 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, Texas State 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.


Course Dates

Sep 12
Oct 10




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