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    Photography

    ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM

    Michael Nelson
    Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 13 - Feb. 24
    Learn how to streamline your workflow by importing, organizing and postprocessing your images within one fast application. Photoshop Lightroom integrates with other postprocessing software programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements and is safe and nondestructive to your original images. $200

    MAKING MONEY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY

    Michael Nelson
    Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Apr. 19
    This workshop provides an in-depth look at ways to earn money using photographic skills. Discuss the positives and negatives of various moneymaking ventures, types of equipment needed, and setting rates and prices for your photographic work. $80

    PHOTOGRAPHY 1: BASIC

    Michael Nelson
    Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Mar. 10 – Apr. 28 (excludes Mar. 17)
    This course is designed to help you make effective images using the capabilities of your DSLR camera.  Topics include exposure, selecting the appropriate aperture and shutter speed, lens choices, lighting options, and basic principles of framing and composition.  Equipment needed: DSLR camera.  Prerequisite: Understanding Your Canon or Nikon DSLR. $200        

    PHOTOGRAPHING THE SACRED

    Jean Dent
    Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Mar. 26 - May 7
    What attracts us to sacred places and experiences?  Explore the beauty and spiritual power of some of Birmingham’s most sacred locations and learn to capture their mystery and what draws us to them.  Interpret what you feel is sacred through the lens.  Also learn how different types of light and the time of day or night affect the mood and experiences of these locations and monuments. This class will photograph on location at churches, cathedrals, cemeteries, memorial parks and ceremonies.  Equipment needed: tripod.  $200

    PHOTOJOURNALISM

    Meg McKinney
    Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 6 – Feb. 17
    Learn to tell stories with your camera, whether shooting an event, capturing a vacation, or following a single subject or theme.  Learn about the role photojournalism plays in current events; the differences between picture packages, picture stories, and photo-essays; ding, supporting, and closing images to tell a story.  Students write accompanying text for their photographs.  Students should bring themes and story ideas to the first class.  Prerequisite: Photography I: Basic. $200                                        

    PHOTOSHOP BASICS

    Lisa Marie Bearden
    Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 10 – 31
    This is a complete introduction to Photoshop. The course will help the student unwrap this immense software and explains in detail all the tools, buttons, and menus. Learn tips and tricks for installation, setting up your personal workspace, and how to navigate around the program. Hands-on lessons show you how to develop, manipulate and print photographs in the digital darkroom. This course will touch on Adobe Raw software included in Photoshop. $180                                                                        

    PHOTOSHOP I

    Lisa Marie Bearden
    Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Feb. 4 – Mar. 11
    This course is for students that know how to navigate around the software of Photoshop. Learn the uses of layers and selections and how to convert these into new projects.  Discover how to add filters and other plug-ins for further editing options, how to write actions to allow Photoshop to perform tasks such as sizing, and how to apply minor adjustments to help in workflow. Small class projects develop creativity to make art work, albums, business cards, brochures, and other marketing pieces.  Explore the software’s many options for personal editing. $190

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR CANON DSLR

    Chris Bisset
    Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 6 – Feb. 17
    Are you intimidated by your Canon digital SLR camera? Don’t settle for photographs that are less than what your camera is capable of delivering, and don’t be left in the dark concerning the vast array of features that you can use to take professional-quality images. Learn to navigate the menus, submenus, options, and settings of Canon digital SLR’s to your best advantage. Beginning with the basic camera controls and progressing to the most advanced options, you will learn to unlock your camera’s potential. Soon you’ll be able to tailor the camera’s settings and options to suit your individual needs. $200                                                                                        

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR NIKON DSLR

    Michael Nelson
    Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 8 – Feb. 19
    Modern Nikon digital SLRs, from the D40 to the D800 and beyond, are incredibly complex machines. With almost infinite capabilities, the main problem is to know which settings to use. This course is designed to help you understand the available options and unlock the vast potential of your digital Nikon. Begin with basic camera settings; advance to auto focus, exposure compensation and flash options; and conclude with demystifying menus and how to customize your camera for your needs. Bring your camera and manual to class. $200  

     

     

     

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