Dive head first into digital photography.

Feb 17, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020
Apr 27, 2020 - May 1, 2020

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $1150 (Spring Session)
Class Size: 12

©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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Instructor: TBD

Past Faculty have included: Sarah Szwajkos, Terri Lea Smith, Terry Abrams