Dive head first into digital photography.

Date: Feb 11 – 17, 2018
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $1075
Class Size: 12

Additional Dates Offered:
Apr 1 – 7, 2018

Image Credit: Andy Edelstein

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 assignmnts 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 Digital SLR 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.

Prerequisite:

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

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475 per week. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging is $125 per week.

Instructor: Terri Lea Smith

Terri Lea Smith is a freelance photographer and videographer from the Phoenix area. 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. This love of culture and photo essays blend with ventures into food photography. 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 Terri 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.

She enjoys traveling, teaching photography and learning new recipes to photograph.