Improving Photographic Skills

Tuesdays, March 14, April 11, May 9, 7:00-9:00 PM
Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Beginning iPhoneography

2 Mondays, April 24 & May 1, 6:30-8:30 PM
Lars Samuelsson

Do you enjoy taking pictures with your iPhone and wish you knew how to use it in a creative way? Whether on vacation, at a family reunion, or taking day-to-day snapshots, the iPhone can be a powerful companion to capture interesting images. In this class we will be “iPhoneographers” and explore the potential of the smartphone. We will explore topics such as exposure, composition, applications, the importance of resolution, and various ways to share and store images. The class will be a mixture of short lectures, assignments, and lots of time for making and talking about iPhoneography.

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Share Your Moments with the World

Tuesday, April 25, 1:30-3:30 PM
Elise d’Entremont

Make video clips for the internet! YouTube and other social media sites are a great way to share video clips of your life with the world. This crash course is an overview to the steps you need to begin making mini-videos. Learn how to set up, what equipment and software you will need, and how to get them posted to YouTube, Facebook, and other social media. Bring your iPad, tablet, or laptop.

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Photoshop Elements

Monday, May 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Elise d’Entremont

Introductory Adobe Photoshop principles will be taught in this class. Participants will be introduced to the image editing capabilities of this software and will learn how to use the paintbrush, airbrush, stamp, and pencil tools. Bring your iPad, tablet, or laptop.

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