Push your photographs to the next level by mastering editing techniques. During this course, 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. 

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

Prerequisite:

This course is the continuation of the Digital Photography I workshop, preparing students for practicing digital photography at a higher level. An understanding of camera functions in manual mode, shooting RAW and a good understanding of Adobe Lightroom are required.

Class needs:

Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera and Tripod or can borrow one for the week from the 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.

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.

Course Dates

Feb 18 to Feb 24
Apr 8 to Apr 14

Tuition

$1095

Class Size

14