New advanced course series, Digital Photography Portfolio-Builder, offered by online school of design, DesignMentor Training, teaches creative and technical skills to industry professionals.

New York, New York—July 20, 2006—DesignMentor Training offers Creative Professionals the means to add advanced Digital Photography skills to their portfolios through three instructor-led online digital classes. The classes challenge photographers with hands-on projects using classic photography assignments that improve composition, teach Photoshop techniques for color correction of digital images, and work with RAW format photos in Photoshop CS2 to gain greater artistic control over ‘digital negatives’.

The classes, Digital Photography II, Color Correction and Digital Photography Using Camera RAW are taught by two industry-leading pros: Dr. Taz Tally and Ken Milburn. Tally is best known in the graphic arts industry for his expertise using Photoshop software to correct and manage color throughout the workflow process for both print and the web. Milburn is both a professional photographer and leading expert in digital photography. Milburn is well published having written over 20 books on digital photography including The Digital Photography Bible and Digital Photography: Expert Techniques.

“Digital Photography requires both creative and technical skills to produce the highest quality work,” said Doris Granatowski, CEO DesignMentor Training. “This online training program adds valuable digital assets to an attendee’s portfolio using hands-on training in combination with mentoring from nationally acclaimed industry professionals.”

While some students use the program to add to their creative skill-set others enroll to make the move from serious hobbyist to working professional. Students learn to shoot news, action, still-life, scenic, candid and location shots with their digital cameras. Shots are prepared and evaluated using Dr. Taz Tally’s Color Correction class. Using Photoshop CS2, Ken Milburn teaches students to edit RAW images for the highest quality digital output.

The DesignMentor Training Portfolio-Builder Series, which includes Corporate Identity Design, Digital Photography, E-Commerce and Flash Design, has been developed so students leave each program with a professional-quality portfolio of work. Classes begin upon enrollment and students are able to work at their own pace and on their own schedule. Additional information on the Portfolio-Builder program benefits and other classes offered by DesignMentor Training can be accessed at
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About DesignMentor
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DesignMentor Training offers graphic and web design training classes for professional or serious amateur designers. Our design classes bring an international design faculty and student population together in an engaging online learning environment. Classes are project-based resulting in portfolio-quality designs. Rolling enrollments mean students may register today and start right away.

DesignMentor Training is the professional design training division of, online school of design., Inc., founded in 1997, was created with the goal of bringing new media design education to graphic and web designers worldwide, through online education.

A pioneer and a leader in the distance education industry, Sessions' has delivered thousands of courses to students in over 100 countries. Sessions is accredited by the Distance Education Training Council ( and the first online school licensed by the New York State Department of Education.

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