Discover an arsenal of digital tools for astounding image refinement.

© Kate izorLearn a solid foundation of the tools Adobe Lightroom 5 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 have to offer the photographer interested in advanced image making. This one-week course provides an in-depth investigation into capturing images and using a workflow methodology for photographers to create images in their intended vision. Working with raw files, students use both global and local adjustments in Lightroom to control color and contrast and then move onto Photoshop for further refinement. Fundamental Photoshop concepts such as retouching and adjustment layers, along with masking, layer blending and sharpening techniques are covered and practiced in the lab. The focus of image manipulation is to maintain image quality and prepare images for printing on various papers. Other topics explored throughout the week are image content and composition, camera controls and lens choices, file management and workflow concepts, specific considerations for both color and black and white images, histograms and controlling color from capture to output.

Outside of the lab, students explore Maine's scenery to create new images. Participants experience the myriad possibilities digital imaging offers both in the field and in the lab. Daily lectures, demonstrations, and lots of hands-on lab work provide students with the opportunity to advance their skills and take their images to the next level. Participants leave the Workshops with newfound digital knowledge and prints of their images that showcase the week's intensive lab work.

What you will learn:

Advanced Lightroom techniques, core Photoshop basics including layers, masks, adjustments, selections, and photography tools. Advanced camera functions and deeper understanding of light and composition.

Prerequisite:

This course is the continuation of the Introductory Digital Photography workshop, preparing students for practicing digital photography at a higher level. An understanding of camera functions in manual mode, shooting RAW and a good understanding of Adobe Lightroom are required.

Class needs:

Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera and Tripod or can borrow one for the week from the Workshops' Digital Service Department. (An external hard drive of at least 120GB will be required to take your new images and catalog home) This class is held in one of our digital classrooms, Macintosh computers will be provided.

Testimonials:

"I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in understanding Photoshop fundamentals"
- Eric Groves, Acton, MA

"The amount of creativity in one place is overwhelming and exciting, making the experience rich and memorable."
- Sadie Heisler, New York City, NY

"This was unquestionably one of the most rewarding learning experiences I've ever had."
- Fred Kosak, Jamaica Plains, MA

"Without being too cheesy...I really enjoyed the unique atmosphere the entire workshop has, in particular the little family we made in advanced digital."
- Lucy Heisler, New York City, NY

Instructors

Steve Weinrebe

Steve Weinrebe Photo By: Jake LaughlinSteve Weinrebe is an Adobe Certified Instructor, award winning photographer, and author, as well as director of the Adobe Training Center - Imaging R & R in Princeton NJ. He was one of the first instructors ever to be certified by Adobe to teach Photoshop, and he has won a Videographer Award for Photoshop tutorials. With his 35 year background as a professional photographer and 20 years teaching Photoshop to adult professionals, Steve enjoys poking holes in the notion that one must use conventional tools and techniques for either photography or for post-production in order to make great images. Steve shoots stock for Getty Images, and has produced an award winning children’s video. Steve is the author of “Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers”, and “Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography” (both published by Cengage).

Kate Izor

Kate Izor is a photographer, filmmaker, colorist and educator based in New England.  Following her education in photojournalism, Kate studied the contemporary culture and profession of photography as the photographic assistant and studio manager for master Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson. She then began teaching at the Maine Media Workshops (MMW) and the International Center for Photography in New York City.

As her experience in imaging grew, Kate became the Photography Programs Director at MMW for three years, where she worked to create a dynamic environment fostering creative vision, craftsmanship and expression in the media arts for thousands of students.  She recently left her MMW position to pursue her own vision, encompassing filmmaking into her repertoire and co-founding Turkey Run Productions with filmmaker Bruno Toré.

In her work, Izor’s camera captures what we don’t see, at times hope for, and at times would rather ignore than be faced with, answering questions of identity and social integration.  She has had one solo exhibition and has been a part of several group exhibitions.

To see the work of Turkey Run Productions, please visit http://www.kateizor.com

To see the work of Turkey Run Productions, please visit http://www.turkeyrunproductions.com