Our education program offers an ongoing series of hands-on digital-imaging classes in a well equipped digital lab, geared toward a wide range of students — from photo enthusiasts with their first digital cameras to professionals in need of improved Photoshop skills.
Get Started in Digital Imaging with Photoshop Elements.
Many people are finding basic digital imaging skills to be a
significant component of visual literacy and increasingly useful for
personal expression and communication. Digital Arts Aspen is pleased
to offer workshops in Adobe’s digital imaging application, Photoshop Elements. This highly acclaimed program, a less complicated (and much less expensive) version of Adobe's flagship product Photoshop CS, is directed towards the amateur photographer who wants an easier-to-learn means of processing their images.
Using our well-received “Digital Darkroom Workflow Checklist” system of instruction, we teach at a pace personalized for each student, on
the student's personal images, acquirted from digital files or scans done at the workshop.
Photoshop for Photographers
This Photoshop workshop is an introduction to the basic digital darkroom techniques for producing an optimized image, from raw digital file to final print. Stressing creative image enhancement, we will cover scanning, sizing and resolution, controlling image contrast and color, selection techniques, sharpening, the many uses of layers and tips on photo compositing and retouching.
Overall, the emphasis is on acquiring an efficient personal workflow. Students are aided by a “digital darkroom checklist”, which will guide you through the logical steps of image processing, thus avoiding the perplexities of this very deep and potentially confusing program.
Not, as some Photoshop courses are, solely a demonstration of the program’s many dazzling features, our teaching method stresses the acquisition of skills pertinent to your personal needs.
Instruction provided by:
David Hiser is an experienced photojournalist and photo educator. David’s images have been published in over 100 National Geographic Society books and magazines, as well as many other major publications. He has taught over 50 photography workshops and is on the faculty of Anderson Ranch Arts Center. As a Research Associate at Digital Arts Aspen, David develops the educational programs and arranges public events for the local imaging community.