Photographic Technique and Critique

CLASS ID: 6A5E
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, June 18, July 9, August 13, 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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 iPhone/ iPad Photographic Safari Plus Editing

CLASS ID: 8A7B
Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $32 Member/ $41 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Ages 13-18, All Levels

Let’s go on a fun Photographic Safari around town and learn to use your iPhone/iPad camera . In this class you will learn tips and tricks of using your camera, better composition, tuning an image, cropping, filters, frames, the most useful photography apps and more. We will take photos either outside or in the studio with Still Life setups, and then use the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to app” for most photographers and it is free. Bring your device with Snapseed downloaded on to it from the App Store. Come ready to play with your images. IOS Apple only. Sorry no Android, Galaxy etc.

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Smartphone Video Making

CLASS ID: 6A5B
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, June 24-July 15, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $105 Member/$135 Non-Member
Material Fee: Instructor may recommend some apps that have fees
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 14+, All Levels

The technical aspects of video making can be intimidating: how to adjust the exposure? What is the right resolution? How do you create a narrative from clips? No worries! This class is designed for all the aspiring directors, video makers, community organizers, artists, and the curious who want to be introduced to video and editing techniques starting with the most accessible camera: a smartphone! You will learn how to shoot, edit and share high-quality short video by using exclusively mobile devices and free apps. Topics include: video+sound recording and editing, titles, storytelling, interview techniques, greenscreen and more.

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Photo Editing and Organization Using iPhone or iPad

CLASS ID: 10A5E
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuition: $21 Member/$27 Non-Member
Age/Level: All Ages, All Levels

Are the number of photos on your iPhone. IPad getting overwhelming? Do you have trouble finding the one photo you wanted to print? In this class we will dive into “Photos”, your iPhone’s app that stores all photos taken by your iPhone. We will look at using folders to organize photos into categories of your choosing, making favorites and tips and tricks for making your photo collection to be more streamlined and less confusing. For iPad or iPhone only.

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Camera Club

Class ID: 7Z5B 
Date/Time: Monday, July 22, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Tuition: $10 Member/Non-Member 
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Join us for a new photography club at WBCA. Whether you are using digital or analog digital camera equipment, all are encouraged to join.

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H’Art of Photography

Class ID: B703
Tuesday & Thursday, July 23 & 25
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 9-13

You will find the heart and art of photography in two very full sessions! Learn how to focus in on abstracts, people, and nature. Capture lighting with shadows, sunlight, and flash. Color, black and white, inside and outside.

Bring from home: a digital camera you are familiar with, nothing too fancy! Let the office know 1 week in advance if you need to borrow a camera. Limited to 8 students.

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Photographic Technique & Critique

CLASS ID: 3Z5E
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, March 12, April 9, May 14, 7:00 PM – 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. Come to one class or all 3!

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The Techniques Behind the Images: A Photography Workshop with Craig Blacklock

CLASS ID: 6A1A
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM *DATE CHANGE

Craig Blacklock’s photographs immerse you within his images. You feel as if you are flying along side of eagles, standing mere feet from deer, and could reach out and touch the foregrounds of most of his landscapes. Craig will discuss the making of his most recent book, video and traveling museum exhibition, ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVERS — The Enduring Gift, from planning his trips, to his daily routine, to specific techniques he uses to achieve that “immersive” quality to his images. Craig will offer tips and tutorials on stacked focus; panos; stacked focus panos; drone images; done panos; and drone video, as well as wildlife photography, including blending in different skies to create optical illusions that trick the viewer into believing they are closer and higher than they otherwise would. Participants should bring 3 of their own images (highest quality file you have of the image, such as a layered Photoshop document) on a USB stick to the workshop for a critique.

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Photographing Your Work

CLASS ID: 5T50
Date/Time: Call WBCA to schedule
Tuition: $30 per person for 15 minutes for one piece, $5 for each additional piece

Lars Samuelsson
Get your work professionally photographed by WBCA instructor and professional photographer Lars Samuelsson.  Lars will also teach you tips and tricks on how to best present your piece digitally. This service is useful for art show submissions, posting on social media, and more! Bring one work to photograph.  If you wish to have more than one piece photographed, there is a $5 fee per each additional piece.

For more information on Lars’ photo sessions please visit: artistdocumentation.com

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