Dive in to digital photography! Learn camera mechanics, image adjustments, basic workflow, and printing techniques.

© Kate IzorDiscover the possibilities of digital imaging in this fun introductory course. Students will learn the basics of digital camera controls and workflow from capture to print output while cultivating and executing their creative ideas. In-class instructions and assignments cover non-automatic shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, shutter effects, and image creation and innovation.

Demonstrations and lectures are complemented by field trips to beautiful Midcoast locations. Students take their field images back to the digital lab, and learn to utilize Adobe Lightroom software and Epson printers for optimal image development, organization and output. Extensive hands-on class and fieldwork provides students with the knowledge and practice to become comfortable with digital SLR cameras and image processing. 

What you will learn:

Digital camera control and manual shooting in RAW. Lightroom Import, Library, Develop and Print Modules. Basic luster prints will be made on Epson R2880 printers. Framing and composition will be discussed in class and during the local field trips.

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.

Prerequisite:

No previous knowledge or experience required.

Testimonials:

"Terrific experience learning a tremendous amount of material"
- Sarah O'Mally, Sedgwich, ME

"It was a wonderful adventure, a dream came true. Learning photography was something I wanted to do forever, and now I can because of Maine-Media"
- Georgia Naja, Glens Falls, NY

"Even as a beginner, you too can be a photographer!"
- Natalie Mayer, Philadelphia, PA

"You can come in with a certain understanding, a mindset, or even an expectation, and I can guarantee when you leave, your wildest dreams will have been surpassed."
- Scott Thorpe, Clarksville, MD

Instructors

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.

 

Tom Griscom

© Tom Griscom

© Tom GriscomTom 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.

Emily Metzguer

Emily is a freelance photographer currently enjoying the hustle of New York. Her love of imagery began at an early age and continues to inspire her path. She worked in journalism before earning her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she later taught. She now works mainly in fashion and e-commerce. Diverse experience, technical skill gleaned from education and on set, and genuine curiosity keep her engaged in the photo scene. Emily enjoys talking to strangers.

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