Improving Photographic Skills

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 13, 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.

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Easy Painterly Photography

Date/Time: Thursday, February 22, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Let the apps paint your photos digitally! Do some very easy painting from your iPhone or iPad using apps that mostly paint automatically with texture filters and your finger. No painting experience needed! Transfer your photographs into stunning painterly pictures before your eyes. Watercolor, Oil, Impressionistic, and wild modern looks too. We will use these apps: Brushstroke, Paint Can, Glaze, Aquarella, and Prisma. Sorry, not available for Android or Galaxy devices.

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Better iPhoneography and Editing

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 7, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Learn the key elements that make your photographs look professional with the iPhone and iPad and also get experience using the editing app called Snapseed, the “go-to app” for most photographers. This class will teach you better exposure, focus, composition, tricks and tips of the iPhone, organizing photos, how to take better photos, and enhance floral and landscape photos. No photography experience needed, just bring your iPhone or iPad with the Snapseed app downloaded onto your device and have a general knowledge of operating them. We will also cover the 25 best apps, places to show your photos, and websites to sell your work, and also where to print your treasures onto clothing, canvas, glass, bags, and more. There will be a books and resources list for tripods and additional lenses. In Part II, you will learn to use the app Snapseed (free from the App store). This great all-purpose app will give you all its editing and enhancing features, including tuning an image, adding a vignette, applying effects, borders, double exposures, cropping, and dramatic black and white photography. It also has facial portrait enhancing, adding text, rotating, and transforming. Sorry, not available for Android or Galaxy devices. Bring from home: Bring several of your favorite photos on your device for editing. Time and weather permitting, we will photograph around WBCA to practice our skills. Bring a lunch.

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iPad Painting: Photography Safari

Date/Time: Friday, February 2, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Take your photos from around town or still lifes in the studio and transform them into artful paintings using apps for your iPhone or iPad. We’re going on a photo safari in town. We will then return to the studio to learn how to make beautiful art paintings from your safari photos with the apps, ready for you to take home or to a print shop to print. Finishing options will be discussed. Bring your iPhone or iPad with the following apps loaded from the App Store: Snapseed (free), Glaze ($2.99), and Aquarelle HD ($2.99). Sorry, not available for Android or Galaxy devices. No experience needed.

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Douglas Beasley

Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place. His photography is concerned with how spirit is recognized and expressed in everyday life.

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