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Adobe Lightroom
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., June 7-July 19
Cost: $225
Adobe designed ‘Lightroom' specifically for photographers who want to organize and edit digital images quickly and safely. This virtual course is designed to teach photographers how to edit images and to learn a complete start to finish workflow. Adobe Lightroom is the preferred software for creating beautiful images and it integrates with other postprocessing software programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Lightroom is safe and nondestructive to your original images making it perfect for photographers new to editing. Ages 18+
Instructor: Mike Nelson
Prerequisites: basic computer skills

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Flash Photography
Mondays, 6-8 p.m., June 13-August 1 *No class July 4
Cost: $225
Electronic flash photography may seem confusing, inconsistent, and frustrating, but mastery of even the basics can open a whole new world of photographic possibilities. Flash photography unquestionably improves the quality of images taken in a number of common shooting situations and is just plain fun! The opportunities are virtually unlimited. This course is designed to first to assure that each student understands how to operate and use their electronic flash equipment and will then explore a number of creative applications. Techniques for fill flash, off-camera flash, rear-curtain flash, multiple flash, and painting with light will each be explored. Ages 18+
Instructor: Ken Boyd
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of camera operation, composition, lighting and other basic aspects of good photography.
Requirements: Supplies needed: Digital camera with hot shoe, electronic flash unit compatible with camera, tripod; computer or smartphone with internet connection for web conferencing. Optional equipment: Second electronic flash unit, light stands and light modifiers are optional but not required for this course.

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Night Time/Low Light Photography
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., June 8-July 20
Cost: $225
Explore the world around us - at sunset, dusk, and after dark. Learn to use camera settings, controls, to create images for time exposure, light painting, activities, night portrait(s), fireworks, etc. SPECIAL NOTE: Field trips are by permission of the Academy of the Arts and location guidelines. We will discuss them at the first class and determine best options.
Instructor: Meg McKinney
Prerequisites: Photography I, Understanding Your Nikon/Canon; Ages 18+ Additional Requirements: Tripod, cable release, 35mm DSLR, lens(es), strobe flash, flashlight, digital downloading to show photos in class.

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Photography I - Basic
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., June 7-July 19
Cost: $225
This course is designed to cover all aspects of beginning photography. You will learn proper exposure and appropriate use of shutter speed and aperture as well as lens choices and lighting options. You will learn many methods for creating strong compositions. This course will teach you how to create beautiful images - not just snap photos. Ages 18+. Class meets in person. Mask required.
Instructor: Chris Bisset
Prerequisites: Understanding Your Canon/Nikon/Sony DSLR
Requirements: DSLR Camera

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Instructors

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Christopher Bisset
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Ken Boyd
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Cliff Brane
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Bo Doss
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Meg McKinney
Photography Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Mike Nelson
Instructor
Academy of the Arts