Dive head first into digital photography. Learn how to use your camera and the key visual concepts and software to create stunning photographs.

Jul 8, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024
Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $1395
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 10

Image by Terry Abrams.

JULY is SOLD OUT!  Email [email protected] to be placed on a waitlist.

Guided by veteran photography teacher Terry Abrams, Learn the basic controls of your digital camera while using key visual concepts to create photographs in daily exercises. You will learn to use Adobe Lightroom Classic software to import, organize, and output your images while practicing image adjustments and creative processing controls. 

Instruction and practice will include:

  • Learning the basic controls of the camera (Modes, file types, exposure, white balance, etc.)
  • Working in manual and automatic modes
  • Photographic composition
  • Importing, organizing, processing and exporting images using Adobe Lightroom Classic software
  • Utilizing and controlling motion and depth of field
  • Responding to light and color

Each session will have group instruction, followed by individual practice. Days will typically include a group field trip to a local coastal location, returning to the Digital Lab to download, process and export your images. There will be regular feedback sessions as well as support provided by a teaching assistant.

Students looking for a multi-week experience and to build upon your photography and image editing skills, see our Digital Photography II workshop.

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

This Workshop is Sponsored by:

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DxO is internationally renowned as one of the most cutting-edge brands in the photography sector, and its story has been punctuated with a long list of major technological innovations. Visit dxo.com to learn more.

Header Image:  Aidan Bliss

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Instructor: Terry Abrams

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.