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.

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.


"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


Terri Lea Smith

Terri Lea Smith is a freelance photographer and videographer from the Phoenix area. Originally born and raised in Alabama, she has a love of documentary work inspired by the people and landscape of the Southeastern U.S. that call attention to the color and richness of life. This love of culture and photo essays blend with ventures into food photography. She has produced documentary and commercial work for companies such as International Rescue Committee, USA Today, Flavorpill.com, Arizona State University, PHOENIX magazine and Global Family Philanthropy.

In 2012 Terri earned a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Digital Media from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

She enjoys traveling, teaching photography and learning new recipes to photograph.    


Course Dates

Feb 21 to Feb 27
Apr 3 to Apr 9



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