Registration new open for Spring 2015 Classes 


Nature Lover’s Photography Workshop Friends of the Field Station class Friend of the Field Station

*A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Field Station Foundation Fund.
Instructor, Chris Jourdan
Immerse yourself in the perfect setting to learn how to take mesmerizing nature photographs. This workshop will begin with a class to cover all the proper technical information on camera settings and equipment for great nature shots. We will then put our knowledge to the test and head out for a photo shoot on the grounds of the UW-Waukesha Field Station with onsite help from your instructor! Nestled between Wales and Dousman, the Field Station offers a diverse sampling of Wisconsin’s forests and grasslands. Spring is the perfect time to catch nature in its glorious blooming stage! This class is on-site at the beautiful and idyllic UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Rd, Oconomowoc for the first two classes and on campus for the last class.
Class meets every Thursday, Apr 16 - 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm $94
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Exploring the Wonders of the Universe

 Instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD
Have you ever wondered how stars are born and die? This course will take you on a journey through our universe. Learn the latest information about the planets in our solar system and the newly discovered planets around other stars. Explore our own Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, some of which are nearly 100 times larger and billions of light years away!
Classes meet every Tuesday, June 2 - July 7, 6:30pm-8:00pm, $109


Meet your instructor!

Dennis Roscoe

Dr. Dennis Roscoe holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of Arizona, School of Medicine. He has been a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and a professor of Neurology at UW-Madison, College of Medicine.  Dr. Roscoe has combined his engineering and medical background to design and develop medical devices and has been the founder and president of two medical device companies.  For the last ten years, he has also developed a passion for astrophotography and currently owns and operates his own personal observatory. He specializes in the imaging of deep space objects such as nebulae, and in May 2014 his images were published in   Dr. Roscoe currently resides in his country home just northwest of Genesee Depot. He can be contacted through his website at Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the stars from an expert! Join us in June for Exploring the Wonders of hte Universe!

 Digital Photography III – Better Camera Settings

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



Intermediate Adobe® Photoshop® Elements for Photographers

Instructor, Chris Jourdan
This class is designed for those who have mastered the basics and want to learn more! We will explore more in-depth editing techniques and will work with RAW file conversion, layers, masking, sharpening, and retouching. Please bring a variety of images to class (in RAW or jpeg format).
Class meets every Thursday, Mar 19 – Apr 9, 6:00pm-9:00pm $149

Meet your instructor!

Chris Jourdan

Christopher J Jourdan has worked as a photographer for over 15 years in our local community photographing everything from portraits, products, weddings, videos, advertising, and fashion. Born and raised in Milwaukee, where he now resides, his passion for photography started early on with black and white photography. The darkroom soon became his best friend. After working his way through college as an E-6 slide technician and a local camera clerk the photographic world quickly switched from traditional film photography to digital photography. Chris was an early adopter of both the digital medium and Photoshop. Working at many of the local studios in the Southeastern Wisconsin area digital photography became a breeze. With this early knowledge of such new systems Chris began offering basic digital camera and Photoshop classes. He joined UW -Waukesha Continuing Education as an instructor in 2005.  His classes have gained much recognition and popularity in the local communities. Chris now currently owns and operates Christopher J Jourdan Photographic offering photography - in studio and on location, photography class instruction, and photographic consultation services. 
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