Learn how to take your images to the next level while exploring and photographing Maine's beautiful scenery.

Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
Sep 23, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $1450 (July 15-19) Or $1395 (Sep 23-27)
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 10

Guided by veteran photography teacher Terry Abrams, you will build upon existing knowledge of Adobe Lightroom Classic and dive into Adobe Photoshop. The course begins with a review of the camera and Lightroom Classic essentials, then introduces the practice of combining images to create panoramic photographs, High Dynamic Range exposures, and focus-stacked images. These methods explore the digital techniques of extending the visual image frame and resolution, extending the dynamic range of the camera, and extending the depth of focus beyond what the aperture alone can achieve.

What you will learn:

  • Adobe Photoshop techniques
  • File Management
  • Selections and Masking
  • Retouching
  • Creating panoramas, HDR exposures, and focus stacks
  • Advanced Camera functions
  • Printing for color and black and white on Epson printers
Terry Abrams coaching a student in his Digital Photography II workshop
Receive one on one tuition from veteran photography teacher Terry Abrams in our labs.

Course requirements

This course is a continuation of the Digital Photography I workshop and is suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of the camera and a basic knowledge of Adobe Lightroom software. You will learn new camera and tripod techniques such as making HDR exposures to extend the tonal range, creating panoramic images, and using focus stacking to increase depth of field. In Lightroom software, you will learn to work with global and local adjustments for creative emphasis, explore the creative potential of the development module and produce color-managed prints of various sizes. The course will have daily lectures/demonstrations as well as field trips to a variety of stunning coastal and town locations.

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. (A portable hard drive of at least 1TB 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.

This Workshop is Sponsored by:

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Header Image ©: Terry Abrams

Past student work

Isabell Smith, Shari Bugieda, Christine Moriello, Fotis Filippou

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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.