Dive in with a week of camera mechanics, image adjustments and printing techniques

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This is a fun and exciting introduction into a new world of digital photography. Students are introduced to digital camera controls, image creation and workflow, from capture to print output. In-class instructions and assignments cover non-automatic shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, shutter effects, and creativity.

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 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 and Epson printers will be provided.

Prerequisite:

No previous knowledge or experience required.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $125.

Instructors

Charles Altschul

Charles Altschul led the transition of Maine Media Workshops + College to non-profit status and served as its President from 2006 – 2011. He Received his B.A. and M.F.A. from Yale University where he also held a faculty appointment as Senior Lecturer. Altschul founded the New Overbrook Press in 1982 (now Camden Hills Press) to publish handcrafted artist books, most notably an illustrated folio signed by Nobel prizewinning author Samuel Beckett. In 1991, he moved to Camden, Maine to become Director of Education at the Eastman Kodak Center for Creative Imaging, a facility that pioneered the teaching of digital arts. Subsequently, Altschul worked with several art schools, including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, to integrate digital technologies into their curricula. In 1997, he created the nation’s first B.F.A. program in Multimedia at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Working in both 500-year-old as well as cutting edge technologies, Altschul’s work as an artist and teacher stems from contemporary as well as historical perspectives.

© Kristen Sihler

Course Dates

Apr 5 to Apr 11

Levels

Tuition

$975

Class Size

15

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