Are you still using automatic settings? Then this class is for you!

Go beyond your automatic settings!

Are you still using automatic settings? Then this class is for you! This introductory class is for beginners who would like to learn the basics of their digital camera and move into the manual control modes. Students discover how digital cameras work and how to control their image making. This workshop is an exciting way to learn the technical skills of image making and the proper settings for consistent results.

Topics Covered:

  •          Aperture / f-stop
  •          Shutter speed
  •          Proper exposure
  •          Focus vs. autofocus
  •          Focal length
  •          Depth of field
  •          White balance
  •          ISO
  •          Typical camera settings
  • ·        Raw vs Jpeg capture

Class needs:

Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera. However, if you have a point and shoot with manual controls they are also welcome. Since every camera is different, you should definitely bring your manual. 


No previous knowledge or experience required.

Lunch is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.


Drew Cornwall

Drew Cornwall is a versatile photographic artist and fine art printer from Florida based in Camden, Maine. After freelancing in his hometown and contributing to publications such as Fort Lauderdale Magazine and being the Assistant Editor for Skimboard Magazine, he received a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he developed a portfolio that includes both commercial and fine art imagery. His work ranges from weddings and portraiture to urban and rural landscapes utilizing both digital and analog techniques. Over the past two years, a recently discovered passion for storytelling and printmaking has refined his practices from shoot to print. His latest projects have focused on both personal and cultural subject matters throughout eastern regions of the United States. Currently, he is the Manager and Lab Technician in the Digital Services Department at Maine Media Workshops + College, making large format prints for photographers involved with the workshops including the students, staff, and faculty.





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