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    Summer Classes


    Michael Nelson
    Thursdays, 6–8 p.m.
    June 18–July 30 
    Thinking about wedding photography? This course will help you take a look into the realm of wedding photography. We will take you from the engagement session and pre-wedding preparation all the way through to post-production method. We will take a look at the various types of equipment required as well as legal contracts, marketing strategies and pricing.  $200


    Chris Bisset
    Mondays, 6–8 p.m.
    June 15–July 27
    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 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.  $200


    Meg McKinney                     
    Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m.
    June 16–July 28
    Explore the world around us—at sunset, dusk, after dark.  Learn to use camera settings and controls to create images for time exposure, light painting, etc.  Must have tripod, cable release, DSLR, lens(es), strobe flash, flashlight, digital downloading to show photos in class. Field trips TBD during class, including one Friday and one Sunday evening. $200
    Prerequisite: Beginning Photography


    Abbie  Wiersma
    Mondays, 6–8 p.m.
    June 15–July 27
    This class takes you from the original concept of your picture to the finished image in a digital environment. Learn the workflow through the digital darkroom while discussing file sizes and resolution, printer basics and fundamental issues regarding paper and ink choices.  Discuss color calibration and management, an output of the finished digital image.  200
    Prerequisite:  Good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.       

    To register for summer classes, fill out the form found in the link below and return it to:

    Samford’s Academy of the Arts
    800 Lakeshore Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35229

    Registration Form