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Photoshop Projects

Once you have learned how to use Photoshop the possibilities are endless. This workshop will help you explore those possibilities with a goal of discovering and developing your personal vision. Whether you are struggling to find your personal style or are well on your way to portfolio development, any artist looking to take their work to the next level can benefit from weekly exercises and group critique aimed at creative problem solving. We will first discover what inspires you creatively and then choose a project best suited to your interests. By putting your Photoshop skills to work you will gain more technical experience: weekly skill enhancement exercises will teach students creative problem solving which will ultimately benefit your personal project. We will follow a strategic workflow that gets you started on a series and then progress into brainstorming sessions intended to fuel you with a wealth of ideas to help push your work forward throughout the course. As the course unfolds you will simultaneously be building your Photoshop skills as you develop a project. At the end of the course we will also talk about methods of editing and sequencing work.


Creative Imaging II or equivalent course.

To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

Sue Anne has studied art and photography and graduated from NESOP before beginning a career in advertising photography. Since 1992, Sue Anne has been exploring and using digital cameras and digital imaging technology. She studied this technology at the Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine. Digital images from her early experiments have been included in Kodak’s publication, International Photography, and one of the first exhibits of digital imaging—“L’Épreuve Numérique"—at the Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

For 15 years, Sue Anne shot and supervised photography for a major retail advertising studio. In 1995, she opened her own studio where she continued to shoot for major retailers and other commercial clients. Clients have included: Lechmere, Bradlees, Staples, KitchenEtc, Glen Group Marketing, and more.

In recent years her work has expanded to include a variety of projects including work for The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Down East Magazine, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and clients in the travel industry. Sue Anne’s personal work has been widely exhibited; she is currently represented by Redfield Artisans Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Sue Anne shares both her technical knowledge and her passion for the creative process with her students. In 1994, she helped open NESOP’s first digital imaging lab and remains a specialist in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. In 2011 and 2012 Sue Anne was honored to be one of 20 educators in the country to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Educators Summit.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.