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

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Guided by veteran photography teacher Terry Abrams, you will build upon existing knowledge of Adobe Lightroom, and dive into Adobe Photoshop CC. You will work with RAW files in both programs, learn the benefits of non-destructive editing, key workflow concepts, and file management.  Students use both global and local adjustments in Lightroom to control color and contrast and then move onto Photoshop for further refinement. This course explores the tools palette, adjustment layers and retouching techniques through daily class demonstrations. Other topics explored throughout the week are image content and composition, camera controls and lens choices, file management and workflow concepts, specific considerations for both color and black and white images, histograms and controlling color from capture to output.

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.

Outside of the lab, students explore Maine’s scenery to create new images. Daily lectures, demonstrations, and lots of hands-on lab work provide students with the opportunity to advance their skills and take their images to the next level. Participants leave the Workshops with newfound digital knowledge and prints of their images that showcase the week’s intensive lab work.

What you will learn:

  • Adobe Photoshop Core tools
  • File Management/Keywording/Copyright
  • Tools/Advanced Selections
  • Adjustments
  • Masking
  • Blending Options
  • Retouching
  • Advanced Camera functions
  • Lens selections
  • Printing for color and black and white on Epson printers

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 focus range. In Lightroom software, you will learn to work with 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 daily 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. (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.

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.