Photography: A Three-Hour Makeover

Early Bird Session Leader:  Dr. Alan Mills, Professor of Technology and Applied Design at Berea College

This brief but active workshop will focus on applied learning, providing participants with the tools and techniques to graduate from taking dull snapshots to capturing eye-catching photographs.

The session will cover the fundamentals of camera settings, exposure controls and composition. After a brief introduction, participants will trek through campus taking photos and applying this new skill-set. Upon returning from the field trip, participants will be engaged with editing, manipulating and printing digital photos with the new digital darkroom we call Photoshop.

Bring your camera, memory card, some comfortable hiking shoes and a set of high expectations to this exciting workshop.  Also let us know if you need any type of special mobility assistance, so we can make every effort to assist you.

Who should attend?

  • First-time and beginning Photoshop users
  • Beginning photographers and designers who want to improve their digital images
  • Nonprofit staff or community members needing to document and share project successes with external audiences

What can I expect to learn?

  • Participants will be introduced to the basics of photo composition, Photoshop editing, and digital printing.

Dr. Alan Mills teaches Photography, Graphic Design and Appalachian Crafts in the Department of Technology and Applied Design at Berea College.

For more than 30 years he has focused his camera on the natural environment throughout the Appalachian region. He often travels with students across the country exploring the scenic treasures of our uncommonly beautiful National Parks.  Capturing powerful images with a camera and introducing students to the fine art of nature photography has become a passion for Dr. Mills.