The Art of Light Digital Imaging Workshops at Ellington School of the Arts


From it's beginnings, Light continues to be photography's magic ingredient, its secret sauce. The Art of Light: Digital Imaging Workshops perseveres this legacy using photography's newest tools. This workshop series is comprised of four different classes. Each course is two hours long. The location for these workshops is the newly renovated Duke Ellington School of the Arts in northwest Washington, DC.

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced user, in just four hours you'll learn how to take your photography and Photoshop skills to the next level. The mission of the workshops is for you to tell your personal story applying your personal artistic vision. Get the latest Photoshop essentials plus classic tips & techniques for creating stunning images. Learn how to develop the best workflow practices from initial camera capture to producing new images from scratch, and presenting your portfolio to the world. Each session offers an opportunity to leave with skills for your future creative growth.

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This course is for people new to photography, whether the participant is using a DSLR, compact camera, or their phone’s camera. The photographic fundamentals of selecting a scene, composing the subject, controlling light, and processing the image for final output are the same. Class participants can bring their laptops to class for demos of best practices for organizing their images using the Lightroom photography app.


In this workshop, students will be introduced to the essentials of working with Adobe Photoshop. Whether you’re a photographer wanting to get more from their images or an artist needing to process their images for a variety of final uses, this workshop will make Photoshop familiar and comfortable.


To get the most out of Photoshop or Lightroom, you must first understand “why” you are using the tool in the first place. In this workshop students will go beyond the basics of Photoshop to explore digital image making, for social media use and printing. This workshop will focus on the utilitarian aspects of image making, image preparation, and design.


Artists and photographers are realizing that getting their digital vision off the monitor and onto a sheet of paper is essential. This Fine Art Digital Printmaking workshop offers advanced hands-on experience using Adobe Photoshop and Epson inkjet printers. Students will learn what makes a great print as the workshop explores interpreting traditional photographic language and practice with digital tools.

Workshop students will take a sophisticated exploration `of the fundamentals of the digital imaging process, a recommended workflow, and a variety of techniques and tools to broaden their relationship with making photographic imagery. Plus students will start the process of creating their print portfolio.

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