March 4, 11 and 18, 2023

Introduction to Digital Photography with Matt Weber

Three-Part Workshop
Saturdays, March 4, 11 and 18, 2023
10am – 2pm CST

In-Person at IPHF
3415 Olive St, St. Louis, MO


The Introduction to Digital Photography workshop is a comprehensive examination of the digital single lens reflex camera to better understand and control image capture. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations learners will experiment with exposure controls, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and focus controls. This workshop will also cover the mechanics of the digital single lens reflex camera including file management and organization and post-processing image corrections through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

File management after image capture includes methods on file storing, tagging, keywording, grouping, and ‘non-destructive’ editing using both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic software.

We will cover image corrections and improvements including white-balance, contrast, color control, masking for localized corrections, and final output considerations for both web and print format.

Each workshop day will culminate in a hands-on photo exercise to help learners better grasp the digital photographic toolkit from input to output to demonstrate how these tools and processes can help enhance their own photographic work. We will also talk about composition and aesthetic principles and how it comes together with tools and techniques to create stronger, more expressive, personal work.

Matthew Weber was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and received his B.F.A. in Photography from UMSL 2011 and an M.A. in 2013 and an M.F.A. in 2014 from the University Iowa – Iowa City in Photography. Matt currently works at Maryville University, Saint Charles Community College, and Saint Louis Community College as an adjunct professor in Art and Photography. He lives in Saint Louis with his wife Melissa and their daughters Cecelia and Harper.

His visual work primarily explores architecture and industrial locations at night. He uses large format film for capture and digital scanning and processing for output of large-scale prints, making him a knowledgeable source of both analogue and digital photographic processes.

His academic career centers on the fundamentals of the photographic process, but also covers historic and analytic curricula in photography such as contemporary trends, digital photography, history of photography, alternative photography etc. Matt rounds out his academic career by teaching art appreciation, art history, and graphic design courses.

Matt’s most recent work, inspired by the recent pandemic, focuses on historic photographic process called Anthotypes, which create colorful light-sensitive emulsions from plants, fruits, flowers, and other organic materials.
Admission:$160 Members/$200 Non-Members

Introduction to Digital Photography with Matt Weber

Call (314) 535-1999 or email for further assistance

IPHF does not provide refunds for class cancellations.