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

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

 

 

 

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 third summer teaching at The Workshops.