Dive head first into the world of digital photography and learn to tame the beast that is the DSLR!

Navigate your camera menu and master the basics of digital camera controls. You will be introduced to a workflow from capture to print output, while exploring how to execute your own creative ideas.

In-class instructions and assignments cover:

  • non-automatic shooting modes
  • image storage capabilities
  • file types
  • exposure
  • light
  • shutter effects
  • composition.

Daily lectures and demonstrations are paired with field trips to beautiful mid-coast Maine locations. Images made will be brought to the digital lab where you will develop useful skills for post-processing with Adobe Lightroom. The course will cover the basics of Epson printers for optimal image development, organization and output.

What you will learn:

  • Digital camera control and manual capture 
  • Lens selection / Aperture Control / Shutter Speed Control
  • Lightroom Import, Library, Develop and Print Modules
  • Basic luster prints will be made on Epson P600 printers
  • Framing and composition will be discussed in class and during the local field trips

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.

Prerequisite:

No previous knowledge or experience required only the desire to learn and make amazing photographs.

Testimonials:

"Terrific experience learning a tremendous amount of material"
- Sarah O'Malley, Sedgwick, ME

"It was a wonderful adventure, a dream came true. Learning photography was something I wanted to do forever, and now I can because of Maine-Media"
- Georgia Naja, Glens Falls, NY

"Even as a beginner, you too can be a photographer!"
- Natalie Mayer, Philadelphia, PA

"You can come in with a certain understanding, a mindset, or even an expectation, and I can guarantee when you leave, your wildest dreams will have been surpassed."
- Scott Thorpe, Clarksville, MD

Instructors

Terry Abrams

Terry Abrams Photo By: Henry AbramsTerry 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.

Carol Fonde

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.

 

 

Course Dates

Aug 20 to Aug 26

Tuition

$1125

Class Size

12

Sponsored By

Canon
Zeiss
Epson
Adobe

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