Each student has their own personal Windows workstation loaded with the most current version of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements editing software. In addition, each workstation has access to a wide assortment of Photoshop-compatible plug-in filters, database programs and presentation software for the students to use.
Oregon Coast Digital Center
The Digital Darkroom
The four workstations are networked together so that they can share the various state-of-the-art Epson printers up to 44 inches wide and three Epson archival film scanners that can scan up to 12,000 pixels on the long side. Each system is also equipped with a Wacom Tablet, backup data hard disk, media card readers, and CD/DVD/BluRay burners.
The state-of-the-art Epson printers allow students to print everything from 4" x 6" prints to 44 inch wide panoramas. The students find that there is nothing more satisfying than seeing their final photographic efforts come off the printer.
Students spend their time at the Oregon Coast Digital Center working to streamline their workflow and fine-tune their editing skills. They learn how to make educated decisions and apply techniques to optimize their images. Final work projects, newly documented techniques, and edited images will be burned to CD or DVD, so that students can continue to review their progress at home.
To guarantee individual attention, the class size contains two to four students. This way the specific needs and goals of each student are addressed during these intense three-day workshops. For those who want on-on-one attention, we offer the "First Class Class" for one student.
At the Digital Center, our goal is to work directly with each student on their own images, instilling proper editing techniques so they will feel competent in their efforts when they return home.
The Digital Center uses interactive lecturing techniques that allow the instructor to project sample images simultaneously onto the student's workstation during the lecture. This way the student can visually see the instructor’s editing techniques on their own editing screen. In addition, the lecture images are also displayed on a large screen via video projection.