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Digital Photography Intro - Camera, Controls, & Composition

 

with Richard Batch 

March 8 - May 3 (No Class Apr 12) 

Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm

Learn to take sharp, correctly exposed pictures by understanding ISO, shutter speed, aperture, & other camera functions. Composition guidelines taught, and each student picture is critiqued in weekly reviews.  65 pages of instructional handouts. Suitable for DSLR and compact cameras. 

 

Info: rabatch@comcast.net. Minimum age 18.  8 sessions.

 

$350

In Person (Masks and Vaccination Required)

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Digital Editing & Printing with Photoshop and Lightroom 

 

with Richard Batch

March 10 - May 5 

Thursdays 9:30am-12pm

For the beginning student. Learn the basic skill sets of Photoshop & Lightroom. Learn to edit your images in your favorite program to maximize the potential of your image.  Also, calibrating your monitor, choosing a paper & choosing a printer.  We print in class.  Lots of instructional handouts.

 

More info: rabatch@comcast.net. Minimum age 18.  8 sessions.

 

$350

In Person (Masks and Vaccination Required)

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Photoshop Layers + Masks 

with Page Carr 

March 13 - March 27th

Sundays 11am- 1:30pm

Learn to use Photoshop layers and masks to adjust and retouch images non-destructively. Some experience with Photoshop will be useful, but not required. This course is good preparation for Photoshop compositing and montage work. Illustrated notes will be provided, along with practice images if you need them.

 

Email pagecarr@gmail.com for more information.  Minimum age 17. 3 sessions.

$325

 

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Gardens & Flowers with an iPhone 

 

with Sue Bloom 

March 22 - April 12

Tuesdays 3pm-5pm

Explore the beauty and tranquility of the garden, using your iPhone. We will explore the photographic capabilities of the iPhone over 4 consecutive weeks, conducted online via Zoom. We will learn about the native camera app, the pros and cons of various curated apps. Weekly assignments will be given and critiqued, including macro flower photography, approaches to garden photography, using layers and textures in collaging (using apps). Beginner to Advanced – all welcome. Requirements: iPhone (no androids, please) and flash drive. The link to participate will be provided to registered students by the instructor prior to the first class.

 

Info: sue@suebloom.com. Minimum age 18. 4 sessions.

$175

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Advanced Black and White Darkroom Photography 

with Bruce Falkinburg

Session 1: March 22 - May 24

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-10:30pm

Session 2: June 7 - August 9

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-10:30pm

Prerequisite:  Intro to Black and White Darkroom Photography or prior darkroom experience.  This course is for experienced black and white film photographers who want to fine tune their camera and darkroom techniques.  Topics will include advanced metering and exposure techniques, film processing strategies, and making fine art prints in the darkroom.  We will feature regular special guests who will share their photography journeys and areas of specialization.  Walk-ins are welcome for a nightly fee of $30.  Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This is not a beginner class. Supplies Needed:  working film camera of any format, black and white film, black and white photo paper.

 

More info: bruce.falkinburg@gmail.com. Minimum age 16. 10 sessions.

$300

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

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Intro to Black & White Darkroom Photography 

with Peter Kozloski and Karen Keating 

March 24 - May 26

Thursdays 6:30 - 10:30pm

This course is for those who love taking black and white photos and want to learn the basics of developing film and printing in the darkroom.  We will go over camera function, metering and making good exposures, film processing, and basic to intermediate darkroom printing.  This course is a recommended pre-requisite for the Advanced Black and White Darkroom and Open Darkroom programs at Photoworks.Skill Level:  Beginner to Intermediate. Supplies Needed:  working film camera any format, black and white film, black and white photo paper.

 

More info: pkozloski@gmail.com Minimum age 16.  10 sessions.

$350

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

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Lightroom 2 - Intermediate 

Alec Dann

March 30 - April 27

Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm

Continue on your path to mastering Lightroom.  Learn about new advanced Lightroom Classic features like Masking and Color Grading while polishing your Lightroom skills.  Class will include live demonstrations of the software plus hands-on practice with your own images. Classes will be held via Zoom. Skill level: Intermediate Requirements: Previous experience with Lightroom, Adobe Photography Plan subscription.

 

More info: alec.dann@verizon.net, www.alecdannarts.com. Minimum age 16. 5 sessions.

$300

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Printing and Making Handmade Photo Books

with David Scherbel 

April 5 - 26

Tuesday 1-3pm

Instructor will demonstrate the steps necessary to print and make two different kinds of handmade photography books.  Each student will make a leather spine book with pages of photographs they have printed.  Students participate in discussions of each proposed book’s design.  Book will have approximately 12 pages. Supplies Needed: Instructor will provide necessary materials and tools to make books.

 

More info: Davidscherbel@gmail.comMinimum age 18. 4 sessions. 

$240

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

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Photoshop Compositing Basics 

with Page Carr

May 1, 15, & 22 - No Class May 8

Sundays 11am-1:30pm

Learn to combine multiple images into montages and photo-illusions using image layers and image masks. Beginner experience using Photoshop adjustment layers and masks recommended. Illustrated notes will be provided, along with practice images if you need them.

More info: pagecarr@gmail.com.  Minimum age 17. 3 sessions.

$325

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Words and Pictures

with Frank Van Riper

May 12 - 26

Thursdays 7pm-9:30pm

A creative exercise using your own words or phrases to inspire your photos.  In this 3-week course students will use their own language as a catalyst, not merely to illustrate, but to interpret photographically their words and feelings.  No experience necessary.

 

More info: GVR@GVRphoto.com. 3 sessions. Minimum age 18

$250

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required) 

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Design and Print Your Own Photography Books with Online Sites

with David Scherbel 

May 25 - June 8

Wednesdays 1- 3pm

Have a collection of photographs you would like to see in a book? Make your own with online book making websites. Class will include steps from start to finish to make your book, including guidance on selecting final photos, text, and effective page designs.

More info: davidscherbel@gmail.com. Minimum age 18. 3 sessions.

$180

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required) 

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Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic for Digital Photography

Alec Dann 

June 22 - July 27 

Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm

Learn how to organize your digital photographs and bring them to life with adjustments that are intuitive and easy-to-learn.  Class will include live demonstrations of the software plus hands-on practice with your own images.  You will also learn how to set up syncing between your phone and Lightroom on your computer.  Classes will be held via Zoom.  Skill level:  Beginner. Requirements: Adobe Photography Plan subscription.

 

More info: alec.dann@verizon.net, www.alecdannarts.com.  Minimum age 16. 6 sessions.

$360

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