Discover how digital cameras work and how to control their image making

Date: Feb 10, 2018
Levels: Beginner
Workshop Fee: $195
Class Size: 14

Additional Dates Offered:
March 17, 2018
June 2, 2018

Are you still using automatic settings? Then this class is for you! This introductory class is for beginners who would like to learn the basics of their digital camera and move into the manual control modes. Students discover how digital cameras work and how to control their image making. This workshop is an exciting way to learn the technical skills of image making and the proper settings for consistent results.


Topics Covered:

  •          Aperture / f-stop
  •          Shutter speed
  •          Proper exposure
  •          Focus vs. autofocus
  •          Focal length
  •          Depth of field
  •          White balance
  •          ISO
  •          Typical camera settings
  •          Raw vs Jpeg capture

Class needs:
Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera. However, if you have a point and shoot with manual controls they are also welcome. Since every camera is different, you should definitely bring your manual.

No previous knowledge or experience required.

Lunch is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath

Instructor: Drew Cornwall

   Drew Cornwall is a versatile artist, educator and technician based in Rockland, Maine. After freelancing in Florida and contributing to several publications, he received a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where his portfolio developed work including commercial and fine art imagery. His personal work ranges from portraiture to landscapes utilizing both digital and analog techniques. Working with professional photographers Joyce Tenneson, Cig Harvey and John Paul Caponigro, has influenced his focus to remain on the fine arts. Over the past few years, his passion for storytelling dovetailed into his latest projects that touch on personal and cultural subject matters throughout eastern regions of the United States. With a high energy to collaborate and draw connections, he continues to engage with his camera in order to better understand life and the world we live in.