Make Lightroom your workflow management tool.

Capturing your images is only the first step in making great digital images. Post processing and management of those images is an essential part of digital photography and there is no software package better suited for digital photographers than Adobe Lightroom.

In this intensive, information packed 2-day workshop, students learn how to develop an efficient image management workflow using Lightroom as a foundation. This is a hands-on workshop where we all work together with a sample set of images to learn how to import, organize, tag, process, and prepare for output of the digital images.

We place a particular emphasis on the library and develop modules of Lightroom to provide you with the essential skills to optimize your images and make them look their best.

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of computers and the Macintosh operating system is encouraged. This class will be held in one of our digital classrooms, Macintosh computers, and sample images will be provided.

 
 

Instructors

Kari Wehrs

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Kari Wehrs is a photographer and educator currently living in midcoast Maine.

As a child, Kari spent hours flipping through her Grandmother’s family photo albums that dated from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s.  The photographs were compiled neatly, often with handwritten notations, which suggested to her that they were precious objects.  Wanting to see the details of each image, Kari often examined the photographs with her Grandmother’s magnifying glass.  She found the idea that time could be recorded and “held” in photographs to be truly fascinating.

Originally from Minnesota, Kari attended the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse for her undergraduate education, and soon after attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, in the fall of 2007.  Kari has been associated with the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine, since 2008, having taken on various positions such as photography labs manager and teaching assistant for the college program.  She has been a Workshops instructor since 2012.

Kari has a deep interest in the techniques, technology, and history of the photographic medium.  While embracing multiple methods in her own work, her most recent series is portraiture employing the 1850’s wet plate collodion process (tintypes).  She has become captivated by the tintype process and sees the tintype image as a personal and intimate memento.  This working process appeals to Kari’s desire to make images that survive as a photographic object and record, while also referencing her documentary roots.

Kari loves the camaraderie that the classroom environment can provide and continuously aims to fill her classes with energy and thought-provoking analysis and discussion of the day’s topics.

To view Kari’s work, teaching schedule, exhibitions, and other news, please go to http://www.kariwehrs.com

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Ashley Craig

Ashley Elizabeth Craig is an artist and educator living in Camden, Maine.  She received a BMA in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina and an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia.  She has taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of South Carolina, Miami International University of Art and Design (MIUAD), Barry University and has now settled in at the Maine Media Workshops + College.

In late 2012 Ashley, along with two colleagues started a not for profit organization, named Ticka-Arts. Ticka-Arts uncovers hidden talent within the photography community and showcases their work on their website as well as physical exhibitions at rotating locations in the US and Puerto Rico.

Ashley is active in the fine art community, exhibiting nationally in Massachusetts, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and California. She participates in portfolio reviewing events and both attending and giving artist lectures and guest critiques.  Ashley also works curating both graduate and undergraduate exhibitions with Universities and Colleges.  She has been an active member in SPE since 2004 and is currently serving as a Peer Review Committee member for the SPE 2015 Conference.

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Course Dates

Jun 6 to Jun 7
Sep 26 to Sep 27

Tuition

$395

Class Size

12