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 and push beyond the boundaries of the camera.
Working with raw files, students use both global and local adjustments in Lightroom to control color and contrast on the first day and then dive into 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. Students will then work with Epson printers to see their images come to life in a final printed form.
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:
- Adjustment layers
- Blending modes
- Retouching for fashion and contouring
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 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. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $125.
"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