Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD

Ever wonder just how those marvelous color photographs of objects in our universe are created?  This class will unlock the secrets behind professional astrophotography.  Combining astronomy and digital photography is both a technological and artistic challenge.  Learn what it takes to meet those challenges and take your own pictures of the universe! We will explore some general aspects of astrophotography, basic cosmology, and a general understanding of telescopes and digital photography. Class includes a field trip to a local observatory to practice astrophotography. Beginners welcome!

Class meets every Tuesday, Sept 2 – 30, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, $109

Save! Register by 8/18 for $98

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Photography using iPhone 5®

Instructor, Deb Generotzky

You can take great pictures with your iPhone 5! This class is great for those who want to set aside their heavy cameras in favor of lighter, quicker cameras. Be camera ready and learn exposure and compositional tricks that will make your photographs pop! Be ready anytime, anywhere with Apple’s® touch technology digital interface.

Class meets Saturdays, Sept 13-27, 9:00am-11:00am, $89

Fieldtrip to Mitchell Park Domes on Sept 20, 9:00am

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New! Intro to Photography – Just for Youth! (Ages 10-14)

Instructor, Deb Generotzky

Join us as we explore digital photography! This hands-on class allows students to explore their creativity in photography while learning composition and basic editing. Bring your camera gear to class and be ready to snap! Students must supply their own digital camera.

Class meets Saturdays, Oct 4-25, 9:00am-11:00am, $109

Save! Register by 9/20 for $99!

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Digital Photography – New Longer Sessions!

Digital Photography I – Camera and Downloading Basics

Instructor, Chris Jourdan

Do you find yourself asking “how do I use my digital camera?” With this class you will be able to confidently use the settings and options to take beautiful photos. Understanding the features like your scene modes versus the program and when to use each is crucial to taking great pictures. Our class discussions will cover camera care, camera modes, custom settings in program, downloading, basic editing, and printing pictures from your digital camera using Photoshop Elements. Start making your pictures go from ordinary to extraordinary!! Please bring all your basic camera gear & cables to download to each class.

Class meets every Tuesday, Nov 4 - 25, 6:00pm-9:00pm, $149

Save!  Register by 10/21 for $134!

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Digital Photography II – Intermediate Camera and Editing

Instructor, Chris Jourdan

Develop your photography skills and be an expert in digital photography! Our second step in taking better pictures starts with learning how to setup and shoot action/movement, customizing color settings, editing like a pro with Photoshop Elements, and setting up your color preferences in your camera, shooting & basic processing in RAW,  and much more. Open up the possibilities of what your digital camera has to offer! This class will use Photoshop Elements to download and edit pictures. Please bring your camera gear & downloading cables. Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1

Class meets every Monday, Dec 1 - 22, 6:00pm-9:00pm, $149

Save!  Register by 11/17 for $134!

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Digital Photography III – Better Camera Settings

Instructor, Chris Jourdan

Take your camera off auto/scene modes and be the professional photographer you always wanted to be…or at least take great photos! This class will mostly focus on the more advanced setting in your camera like aperture, shutter speed, reading histograms, and adjusting for any lighting situation. Apply these new found settings to different types of picture applications, from sports, to nature, to portraits, or to family pictures. This class will use Photoshop Elements to download and edit pictures. Bring your camera gear and downloading cables. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or basic knowledge of Photoshop Elements

Class meets every Tuesday, Jan 6 – 27, 6:00pm-9:00pm, $149

Save!  Register by 12/23 for $134!

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POPULAR! Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 for Photographers

Instructor, Chris Jourdan

Learn all the basic downloading, organizing, and editing tools Photoshop Elements Version 11 has to offer! We will cover basic editing techniques that every photographer should know. Learn about RAW file conversion, layers, masking, sharpening, and retouching. Please bring a variety of images to class (RAW or jpeg).

Class meets every Thursday, Nov 6 – Dec 4 (No class on 11/27), 6:00pm-9:00pm $184

Save!  Register by 10/23 for $169!

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Flash Photography

Instructor, Chris Jourdan

Master the flash on your camera! Secrets about the art of flash photography are revealed as you discover how to get the pictures you want. This class will cover flash types, flash maintenance, flash exposure, light modifying tools (i.e. soft-boxes and bounce tools), using multiple flash units wirelessly and much more! This class will use Photoshop Elements to download and edit pictures. Please bring your camera and any flash equipment.

Class meets every Thursday, Jan 8 - 29, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, $149

Save!  Register by 12/25 for $134!

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