Art Educator Workshop: Introduction to Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop (Summer 2015)

Art Educator Programs

This workshop will focus on the mechanical operations of a Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera, and with those skills, learn how to best formulate projects and assignments for high school students.

The photographic medium is seemingly redefined every year. Digital photography has become an inescapable reality in terms of artistic practice and personal documentation. Though the endless streams of technical jargon can be intimidating, the medium remains, at its core, the manipulation of light.

This workshop will provide an introduction in digital photography, spanning the range of techniques from exposure and composition to the features of a Digital SLR camera that make photography more exciting than ever before. Digital Imaging programs like Adobe Photoshop will also be a component to the class, but students will focus more on how to make images right in the camera the first time. 

As this is a technical class, students will need a Digital SLR camera that accepts interchangeable lenses. Point-and-shoot cameras will not be adequate, and will not allow you to utilize the material successfully. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Facilities fee of $40 and materials fee of $10 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Mac OS X.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; USB Drive, blank CD, or cloud storage option for saving work; Digital SLR camera. / If additional supplies are required, a complete list will be emailed to students roughly one week before the start date.

Art Educator Workshops are not eligible for the early or multiple class registration discounts.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: CSW 5014
Dates: Jun. 15 – Jun. 19
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
Nathan Lewis
Main Building Lab 331
Non-Credit Tuition: $250.00
1 Credit Tuition: $776.00

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