Saturday, 9AM- 2PMSeptember 5thInstructor: Angela Karen$175
Techniques for photographing people for
portraits or fashion purposes. Portrait and fashion lighting for both
studio and location are covered. Film or digital capture may be used.
This course also covers, shooting in–studio and on–location, lighting
techniques, and model direction. Completed assignments will be used to
create a professional portfolio. Equipment needed: Camera and tripod. Prerequisite: Basic SLR Photography.
Monday, 6PM-8PMAugust 10th-Oct 5th*No class on September 7thInstructor: Lindsey Culver$195
course will introduce basic concepts and principles of photographing
Babies and Children. Through demonstration and practice, students
learn lighting and composition techniques. Equipment needed: Camera.
Thursdays, 6PM-8PMOctober 15th-December 3rd *No class on 11-26-2015Instructor: Mike Nelson
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.
Tuesdays, 9:30AM-11:30AMOctober 13th-November 24th Instructor: Lindsey Culver$195
Tuesdays, 6 PM-8PMAugust 18th-September 29thInstructor: Chris Bisset$195
This advanced course is designed to take you beyond photography basics and will increase your skills so you can take your images to the next level. You will learn advanced composition and lighting techniques. You will be encouraged to begin developing a personal style. Prerequisites: Understanding Your Canon/Nikon; Photography I: Basic
Tuesdays, 6PM-8PMAugust 18th-September 29th Instructor: Mike Nelson$195
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 customizing your camera for your needs. Bring your camera and manual to class.
Fall A: Thursdays, 6PM-8PMAugust 13th-September 24thFall B: Tuesdays, 6PM-8PMOctober 13th- November 24th Instructor: Chris Bisset $195
Are you intimidated by your 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 SLRs to your best advantage. Beginning with the basic camera controls and progressing to the most advanced options, learn to unlock your camera’s potential to suit your individual needs.
Tuesdays, 6PM-8PMAugust 11th –September 22nd Bo Doss$195
This is a complete introduction to Photoshop. The course helps you 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. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
Tuesdays, 6PM-8PMOctober 13th – November 24thInstructor: Butch Oglesby$195
Develop Photoshop skills using such artistic tools & techniques as: Selections, layers, hand-tinting, filters, masks, multiple imaging, sharpening, blurring, dodging, and other image adjustments. Prerequisite: Photoshop Basic.
Thursdays, 6PM-8PMFall A: August 27th-October 8th Instructor: Mike Nelson$195
Learn 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 elements. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
Monday, 6PM-8PMAugust 17th – September 28thInstructor: Abbie Wiersma$195
This class is designed to help the photographer and artist create a good print and learn the qualities of a good print. Participants will begin with color management settings in the camera and scanner to the monitor, software, printer, and paper. Focus will be on simplifying the interpretation of each device as the original image is processed from the camera to the paper and will include a discussion on monitor calibration and printer profiles.
Mondays, 6PM-8PMOctober 5th – November 23rd*No class Oct 12thInstructor: Bo Doss$195
Good photographic composition is critical to creating dynamic and impressionable images. The focus of this course is to expose students to a diversity of perspectives and techniques related to image composition. Techniques and perspectives to be evaluated include: Bird and Worm’s Eye Perspectives, Panoramas, Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio, Forced Perspective, Shadows & Silhouettes, Multiple Exposures and more. Students should have a working knowledge of their DSLR and basic image editing experience. Adobe Photoshop experience preferred, but not required. Equipment needed: Camera and tripod.
Tuesdays, 6PM-8PMAugust 11th-September 22nd Instructor: Angela Karen$195
This course will introduce basic concepts and principles of lighting for photography. Through demonstration and practice in studio, the students learn the fundamentals of recognizing and controlling both natural and studio lighting. Students will study and produce still life and portrait photographs using strobe lighting equipment. Equipment needed: Camera and tripod.
Tuesday, 6PM-8PMOctober 13th-November 24thInstructor: Meg McKinney $195
Learn to tell stories with your photographs. Students will apply the basics of photojournalism by developing and creating story ideas, executing them, and editing the image into a story-telling group of images. Prerequisite: Basic SLR Photography.
Tuesdays, 6PM-8PMAugust 18th-September 29th Instructor: Jean Dent $195
Explore the beauty and spiritual power of some of Birmingham’s most sacred locations. Learn to capture their mystery and what draws us to them. Interpret what you feel is sacred through the lens. Discover how different types of light and the time of day or night affect the mood and experiences of these locations and monuments. This class photographs on location at churches, cathedrals, cemeteries, memorial parks, and ceremonies. This course includes field trips that may require meeting outside normally scheduled class time due to available access. Equipment needed: Camera and tripod.