Dive head first into digital photography.

Apr 27, 2020 - May 1, 2020
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Jul 19, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $1150 (Winter/Spring Sessions), $1195 (Summer Sessions)
Class Size: 12 (max)

©Terry Abrams

Navigate your camera menu and master the basics of digital camera controls. You will be introduced to a workflow from capture to print output, while exploring how to execute your own creative ideas.

Daily lectures and demonstrations are paired with assignments to be completed under the supervision of the instructor and assistant during field trips to beautiful mid-coast Maine locations. Images made will be brought to the digital lab where you will develop useful skills for post-processing with Adobe Lightroom. The course will cover the basics of Epson printers for optimal image development, organization and output.

In-class instructions and assignments cover:

  • non-automatic shooting modes
  • image storage capabilities
  • file types
  • exposure
  • light
  • shutter effects
  • composition

What you will learn:

  • Digital camera control and manual capture
  • Lens selection / Aperture Control / Shutter Speed Control
  • Lightroom Import, Library, Develop and Print Modules
  • Basic luster prints will be made on Epson P600 printers
  • Framing and composition will be discussed in class and during the local field trips

Class needs:

Students are to bring a DSLR or Mirrorless camera and Tripod or can borrow one for the week from Maine Media’s Digital Service Department. (An external hard drive of at least 500GB 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.


No previous knowledge or experience required only the desire to learn and make amazing photographs.

Past student work (clockwise): Barry Resnick, Cortney Keegan, Ann Marie Frissell Rogalcheck, Judy Condon, Greyson Wall, Nick Selch, Marjori Siskel, Emily Harris


Winter/Spring Session info: Lodging and meal package available for $525. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $150. Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening to be rested for your workshop which will begin Monday morning, following registration. Workshops will end late Friday afternoon. Lodging is booked for a Saturday departure.

Header Image:  Aidan Bliss

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Terri Lea Smith (April Session)

Terri Lea Smith is a freelance photographer and videographer from the Phoenix area. She has produced documentary and commercial work for companies such as International Rescue Committee, USA Today, Flavorpill.com, Arizona State University, PHOENIX magazine and Global Family Philanthropy. In 2012 she earned a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Digital Media from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Originally born and raised in Alabama, she has a love of documentary work inspired by the people and landscape of the Southeastern U.S. that call attention to the color and richness of life.

Terry Abrams (July Session)

Terry Abrams has been teaching photography since 1975, when he moved to Europe to establish photography programs for an American college. He lived overseas for 13 years, during which time he taught and travelled extensively throughout Europe. Since 1990, Terry has been teaching photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College and led the transition of that program from film and darkroom to digital media. He also conducts travel and landscape photography workshops in places such as Death Valley, Zion, Bryce, Italy and Spain.