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 shooting in RAW. Lightroom Import, Library, Develop and Print Modules. Basic luster prints will be made on Epson R2880 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.


No previous knowledge or experience required.


"Terrific experience learning a tremendous amount of material"
- Sarah O'Mally, Sedgwich, 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


Kelsey Floyd

Kelsey Floyd is a fine artist currently living and working in midcoast Maine. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Kelsey received a BA in Studio Art with a focus in Sculpture and a BA in Psychology from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. These degrees have informed her art making which combines her interests in photography, sculpture, and psychology. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Minneapolis Photo Center, Louisiana Tech University, the Putnam County Museum and Low Road Gallery in Indiana. Having taught with the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine and been associated with Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine since the summer of 2011, Floyd has fallen in love with being an educator in the field of photography. She is currently the assistant to photographer Joyce Tenneson, whose experience as an impactful force as a female photographer within the field has been both humbling and inspiring.

Floyd is frequently hired for her event photography, which has ranged from a 50th wedding anniversary to a bike race, philanthropy events to a box derby at a ski resort. She greatly enjoys shooting these events, and strives to communicate the energy of the event through the final selection of photographs. If interested in hiring her for an event in the area, please e-mail her at contact@kelseyfloyd.com

Carol Fondé

Carol Fondé graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and received the Ford Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts to attend Indiana University where she received her Master of Fine Arts in photography. Since 1980 Carol has lived and worked as a professional photographer and master color printer based in New York. She is internationally recognized for her expertise in color. Carol has been the personal color printer for many celebrated photographers such as Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Francesco Scavullo, Annie Leibovitz, Christian Witkin, Bruce Davidson, Steven Klein, Hiro, Brigitte Lacombe and Joel Grey.


Since 1985 Carol has taught color at The Cooper Union School of Art, The International Center of Photography, The School of Visual Arts, The Maine Media Workshops and is currently teaching at Parson’s School Of Design. Her fine art work in sea and landscape has been shown in numerous galleries and museums, including The Heckscher Museum, Edward Carter Gallery, The Neuberger Museum, Westwood Gallery, Woodstock Center of Photography, and Sotheby’s. Her photographs have been exhibited in Ralph Lauren showrooms worldwide and are often used to support the Nature Conservancy. She is currently represented by Westwood Gallery and June Bateman Fine Art in NYC.


Course Dates

Oct 11 to Oct 17



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