Dive in to digital photography! Learn camera mechanics, image adjustments and printing techniques

Discover the possibilities of digital imaging in this fun introductory course. Students will learn the basics of digital camera controls and workflow from capture to print output while cultivating and executing their creative ideas. In-class instructions and assignments cover non-automatic shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, 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 cameras and image processing. 

What you will learn:

  • Digital camera control and manual capture in RAW
  • Lens selection
  • 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 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.

Prerequisite:

No previous knowledge or experience required.

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

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.

 

 

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.

M.D. Welch

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.

 

Charles Altschul

Charles Altschul led the transition of Maine Media Workshops + College to non-profit status and served as its President from 2006 – 2011. He Received his B.A. and M.F.A. from Yale University where he also held a faculty appointment as Senior Lecturer. Altschul founded the New Overbrook Press in 1982 (now Camden Hills Press) to publish handcrafted artist books, most notably an illustrated folio signed by Nobel prizewinning author Samuel Beckett. In 1991, he moved to Camden, Maine to become Director of Education at the Eastman Kodak Center for Creative Imaging, a facility that pioneered the teaching of digital arts. Subsequently, Altschul worked with several art schools, including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, to integrate digital technologies into their curricula. In 1997, he created the nation’s first B.F.A. program in Multimedia at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Working in both 500-year-old as well as cutting edge technologies, Altschul’s work as an artist and teacher stems from contemporary as well as historical perspectives.

Course Dates

Jun 5 to Jun 11
Jul 3 to Jul 9
Aug 7 to Aug 13
Sep 11 to Sep 17
Oct 16 to Oct 22

Tuition

$1095

Class Size

15

Sponsored By

Canon
Zeiss