Learn a solid foundation of the tools Adobe Lightroom 5 and Adobe Photoshop CC have to offer the photographer interested in advanced image making. This one-week course provides an in-depth investigation into capturing images and using a workflow methodology for photographers to create images in their intended vision. Working with raw files, students use both global and local adjustments in Lightroom to control color and contrast and then move onto Photoshop for further refinement. Fundamental Photoshop concepts such as retouching and adjustment layers, along with masking, layer blending and sharpening techniques are covered and practiced in the lab. The focus of image manipulation is to maintain image quality and prepare images for printing on various papers. 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. Participants experience the myriad possibilities digital imaging offers both in the field and in the lab. 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:
Advanced Lightroom techniques, core Photoshop basics including layers, masks, adjustments, selections, and photography tools. Advanced camera functions and deeper understanding of light and composition.
This course is the continuation of the Introductory Digital Photography 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.
Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera and Tripod or can borrow one for the week from the Workshops' Digital Service Department. (An external hard drive of at least 120GB 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.
"I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in understanding Photoshop fundamentals"
- Eric Groves, Acton, MA
"The amount of creativity in one place is overwhelming and exciting, making the experience rich and memorable."
- Sadie Heisler, New York City, NY
"This was unquestionably one of the most rewarding learning experiences I've ever had."
- Fred Kosak, Jamaica Plains, MA
"Without being too cheesy...I really enjoyed the unique atmosphere the entire workshop has, in particular the little family we made in advanced digital."
- Lucy Heisler, New York City, NY
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. He also conducts travel and landscape photography workshops in places such as Death Valley, Zion, Bryce, Italy and Spain.
Terry has also taught photography workshops in Morocco and Turkey, and has received grants to travel and photograph in both locations. He co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference and conducted workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop.
In addition to teaching, Terry creates photographs using the latest digital technologies and has numerous private and corporate clients. His images and writing are reproduced in books on photography. Terry also provides individual and corporate consulting in photography.
Professional photographer and video director/producer, M.D. Welch has 20 years of experience in print, video, graphic and multimedia design.
Over the last 15 years, he has taught Adobe software programs, Intro and Adv Photography courses and Video capture techniques for the University of Nevada, Reno, TMCC, Shooting the West, and the Nevada Museum of Art. His knowledge, passion and energy applied to the subjects he teaches has been the hallmark of his teaching career.
M.D is an avid photographer, constantly photographing events around Nevada as well as creating and shooting his own personal projects.
Carol Fonde´spent her childhood off the north shore of Long Island on a sparsely populated, historic peninsula called Lloyd Neck. By the age of seven, she found solace in photographing the land and seascape with a Brownie camera. Carol received her BFA from R.I.T., and her MFA through the Ford Foundation Fellowship For Visual Artists at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Carol Fonde´ is renowned for her unique eye as a colorist. She is a dedicated professional, an esteemed color printer, teacher and fine art photographer. Internationally recognized for her expertise in the field of archival color reproduction, she prints for many celebrated editorial, fashion, and fine-art photographers including Hiro, Christian Witkin, Bruce Davidson, Annie Leibovitz, Gilles Peress, Steven Klein, Joel Grey, Mary Ellen Mark and William Eggleston. She is highly regarded for having held the exclusive position as master color printer for Richard Avedon over a decade.
In 2012 Carol moved to Portland, Maine and commutes weekly to NYC for her teaching position at Parsons The New School For Design where she has been Part-time Associate Professor since 1994.
Carol Fonde is currently represented by Westwood Gallery and June Bateman Fine Art Gallery in NYC. The exhibition of her recent work,
“Waiting For The Moon” opened in April 2014. at Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, Maine.