Explore your creative side and learn the In’s and Out’s of Digital Photography!

Take control of your camera and discover the possibilities of digital photography in this fun introductory course. Students will learn the basics of digital camera controls and workflow from capture to print while cultivating and executing their creative ideas.

In-class instructions and assignments cover camera menus, non-automatic shooting modes, image storage, file types, exposure, shutter effects, and image creation and innovation.

Demonstrations and lectures are complemented by field trips to beautiful Midcoast locations. Students take their field images back to the digital lab, and learn to utilize Adobe Lightroom software and Epson printers for optimal image development, organization and output. Extensive hands-on class and fieldwork provides students with the knowledge and practice to become comfortable with digital SLR and or mirrorless cameras and image processing. 

What you will learn:

  • Digital camera controls
  • Manual capture in RAW
  • File Types
  • Image Storage
  • Lens selection
  • Lightroom Import, Library, Develop and Print Modules
  • Composition
  • An introduction to printing on the Epson P600

Class needs:

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.

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 is $125


Kate Sfeir

Kate Sfeir is a photographer and graphic designer from Santiago, Chile. After studying marketing and graphic design in Miami, she honed her skills as a graphic and web designer for fifteen years before focusing on photography. As an architectural photographer, she has traveled throughout North America and the Caribbean to capture unique still images of high-end boutiques and spas. Her work with top designers in Miami has led to photographs in Florida Design, Florida International Magazine, Miami Home Decor, and Fisher Island Magazine.

A love of the outdoors and her connection with Maine Media Workshops + College has brought her to Maine, where she now calls Camden home. She continues to work on editorial and commercial photography and is always open to new projects and collaborations.

Alec Kaus

Alec Kaus (b. 1992, Nebraska) is an artist and photographer currently living and working in Maine. While pursuing his BA in Studio Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln he served as the President of the UNL Fine Art Photo Club, and has since interned at the Sheldon Museum of Art and worked as the Gallery Assistant at Prescott Art Gallery, both in Lincoln, Nebraska, and worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine. Alec is an active member of the Society for Photographic Education, and is involved with both the LGBTQ and Multicultural Caucuses. His photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States, and have most recently been included in an upcoming exhibition at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California. His current work explores themes of transition, identity, and home.

Course Dates

Feb 12 to Feb 18
Apr 9 to Apr 15



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