Discover how digital cameras work.

Date: June 2, 2018
Levels:  Beginner
Workshop Fee:  $195
Class Size: 14

Additional Dates Offered:
Sep 15, 2018
Oct 13, 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

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Instructor: Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice is a documentary and editorial photographer based in midcoast Maine. Born in Michigan, she’s made her living making pictures since graduating college with a BA in photojournalism. She’s lived and worked on both coasts. Freelance for more than a decade now, she shoots regularly for The New York Times and Getty, and her work has been published by National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Rolling Stone,,, and The Center for Investigative Reporting among other outlets.