Discover an arsenal of digital tools for astounding image refinement.

© Kate izorLearn a solid foundation of the tools Adobe Lightroom 5 and Adobe Photoshop CC 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

Claire Harbage

Claire Harbage is a visual storyteller. She regularly travels abroad to document stories outside the US. Most recently she received a grant to travel to Senegal and document Hip Hop culture in Dakar. Claire has taught at the Maine Media Workshops & College and at Ohio University. She is an SEA grant recipient and a three-time FLAS Fellowship awardee. Her work has been featured on Burn Magazine and in juried shows across the US. Claire was selected for the NYTimes Portfolio Review in 2014. Her short film Together We're Stronger was a part of the Reel Work Labor Film Festival in Santa Cruz, CA. Claire completed her graduate work in Visual Communication at Ohio University. She also holds a Masters Degree in African Studies and is conversationally fluent in Wolof. She wishes she was a better banjo player. You can check out Claire's recent work on her website at claireharbage.com

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Terry Abrams

Terry Abrams Photo By: Henry AbramsTerry Abrams has been teaching photography since 1975, when he moved to Europe to establish photography programs for an American college. He lived overseas for 13 years, during which time he taught and travelled extensively throughout Europe.

Since 1990, Terry has been teaching photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College and led the transition of that program from film and darkroom to digital media. He also conducts travel and landscape photography workshops in places such as Death Valley, Zion, Bryce, Italy and Spain.

Terry has also taught photography workshops in Morocco and Turkey, and has received grants to travel and photograph in both locations. He co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference and conducted workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop.

In addition to teaching, Terry creates photographs using the latest digital technologies and has numerous private and corporate clients. His images and writing are reproduced in books on photography. Terry also provides individual and corporate consulting in photography.

Tom Griscom

Tom Griscom is a photographer and educator based in Nashville, TN. His photographic work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, as well as publications dedicated to fine art photography. His editorial work has appeared in such publications as Newsweek Japan, Bloomberg News, Outside Magazine, Scientific American, Blackbook, and Nashville Arts and is commercially represented by Gallerystock. He has taught classes at the International Center of Photography, The School of Visual Arts, and is currently a full time faculty member at the Nashville Art Institute and a visiting artist at Watkins College of Art and Design.  This will be his fourth summer teaching at The Workshops.

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Course Dates

Jun 14 to Jun 20
Jul 19 to Jul 25
Aug 16 to Aug 22
Sep 20 to Sep 26
Oct 18 to Oct 24

Tuition

$1125

Class Size

15