Sue Anne has studied art and photography, graduating from New England School of Photography before beginning a career in advertising photography. Since 1992, Sue Anne has been exploring and using digital cameras and digital imaging technology. She studied this technology at the Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine. Digital images from her early experiments have been included in Kodak’s publication, International Photography, and one of the first exhibits of digital imaging—“L’Épreuve Numérique”—at the Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Her career in advertising photography began when Lechmere, a retail chain store, hired her to do photography and where she helped to build and supervise a large catalog studio. She was working as the head photographer there when digital technology arrived. This got her involved early. She was also teaching studio lighting and had discovered her passion for teaching. The two combined in 1995 when she helped to establish the digital imaging department at New England School of Photography. She also opened her own studio and continued to do advertising photography for major retailers including Bradlees and Staples.
She says “ In more recent years my work has taken me out of the studio. Color and light still inspire my work, and so do the places I explore. I enjoy traveling and photographing the coast of New England with a special emphasis on the areas near my second home, on Mount Desert Island, Maine.”
Her more recent work has expanded to include a variety of projects including work for The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Down East Magazine, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and clients in the travel industry. Sue Anne’s personal work has been widely exhibited; for 15 years she was represented by Redfield Artisans Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
She remains a specialist in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom. and Digital Printing. In 2011, 2012 and 2018 Sue Anne was honored to be one of 20 educators in the country to be invited by Adobe to attend the Adobe Educators Summit. Sue Anne Hodges has been the Director of Digital Imaging at New England School of Photography (NESOP) since 1995 when she helped to establish the program.