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Small Group Classroom Seminars; Informal, extremely educational and fun, with 10 students or less, we participate in classroom type discussions, have weekly assignments and offer anytime, any topic support for your future questions.

Photography for the Kids Seminar

Photography for Kids; $65 per student, 3 classes

Saturday 12-2, 12-9 & 12-16 2017 9-11:00 AM 3 classes

This is an abbreviated version of our standard Intro to Photography Class specifically designed to introduce younger children to the hobby of Photography. It runs for 3 weeks, 2 hours each week and the emphasis is on seeing the world around us, developing a creative eye and capturing life's daily but memorable movements.


This class was originally conceived as a request from parents who home schooled their children and was extremely well received…. and the kids loved it! Since we first offered this format we have taught a group of Girl Scouts and numerous groups of school friends whom signed up together. We do get involved with discussing the camera components, functions and shooting options but the emphasis is on creating images not camera settings. Homework is given, students work is reviewed each class and a Home Study lesson is supplied. Additionally, we set up mini photo shoots for 2 of the 3 classes. Minimum 3 or 4 students required to run the class so spread the work around to your friends and neighbors. $65.00 per student, parents are encouraged to sit in (no charge). Age range from 10 up. Point & Shoot cameras or better but cell phone cameras are not really applicable to this class.

3 sessions $65.00 per student


 

Digital Photography; The Basics and Beyond

Class Description; 3 weeks - 1.5 hours per week 6:30-8:00 PM
This class is broken into 3 Modules, each running for 3 consecutive weeks. Module 1 is your starting point, however since the class is offered multiple times throughout the year, you may sign up for Module 2 or 3 at a later date. Each Module costs $55.00. You save $15.00 if you sign up for all 3 Modules at the same time.

This class is suited for any age group and any camera type and features informal class type discussions, small class sizes and personalized attention to your camera & your questions. Topics discussed will be illustrated with portfolio examples and a weekly review of students assignments.
In each Module we will identify common photography problems and how to fix them. Material covered is applicable to any camera type and any capability level, but each camera is different so please bring the manual to class.
We will discuss shooting landscapes, candid people shots, vacation and travel pictures, close up shots, sports and activities, great images of the kids, and pets. By week 2 you WILL be creating better photographs!

....Students should bring pictures in each week. We will use these to discuss composition, camera angle and subject dominance. Ink jet prints and old photos are fine. Bring in mistakes so we can figure out what happened.

Basic Module 1: 3 weeks - 1.5 hours per week $55.00 6:30-8:00 PM
~ Introduction to digital, how the image is created, Pixels, camera types, the CCD chip,
~ The main groups of camera functions are explored & explained (Focus, Color, Exposure)
~ Saving the images, image quality, transferring images
~ Introduction to f/Stops, Shutter Speeds ISO, the Flash, White Balance
~ Exposure Mode options
~ Composition, Holding the camera properly, cleaning the camera.
In this Module we will set you camera up to take better pictures under most conditions encountered in family & vacation situations. This class explores the Auto function of the camera.

9-21 through 10-5-2017, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week
12-5 through 12-19-2017, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week
2-7 through 2-21-2018, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week

Basic Module 2: 3 weeks - 1.5 hours per week $55.00 6:30-8:00 PM
~ In this Module we will go beyond Auto and explore the Program Mode option.
~ Why Program Mode is a better choice.
~ Using the Flash. Why are my flash pictures too bright-too dark? Flash exposure Compensation.
~ Auto & Manual Focus options. Why Auto Focus doesn't always work.
~ Review of f/Stops, Shutter Speeds ISO, the Flash
~ What controls the Color of our images? Introduction to White Balance.
~ Composition

10-12 through 10-26-2017, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week
1-2 through 1-16-2018, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week
2-28 through 3-14-2018, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week

Basic Module 3: 3 weeks - 1.5 hours per week $55.00 6:30-8:00 PM
~ Focusing Options. Why doesn't the camera focus on my subject?
~ Depth of Field discussion & what effects it. How do I get the background in focus?
~ Motion Control; how to freeze subject motion. How do I freeze the motion of the kids?
~ Other Exposure Modes; Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual & Scene Modes
~ Review of f/stops, Shutter Speeds ISO, the Flash
~ Image stabilization, AF Assist, Lens hoods, digital zoom
~ Composition

11-2 through 11-16-2017, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week
1-23 through 2-6-2017, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week
3-21 through 4-4-2018, 3 weeks 1.5 hours per week

Save $15 by signing up for all 3 Basic Modules at the same time.


Intermediate - Advanced Digital Photography; Controlling the image

Class Description; 3 weeks - 1.5 hours per week for each Module
This class is broken into 3 modules, each running for 3 consecutive weeks. Module 1 is your starting point, however since the class is offered multiple times throughout the year, you may sign up for Module 2 or 3 at a later date. Each Module costs $55.00 6:30-8:00 PM

This class is an extension of the Basic Class so students should have a thorough understanding of the material outlined in that syllabus. In each Module we will identify common photography problems and how to fix them. Your camera should have Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Modes. Students must have a tripod for this class.
....Students should bring pictures in each week. We will use these to discuss composition, camera angle and subject dominance. Ink jet prints and old photos are fine. Bring in mistakes so we can figure out what happened.

The class emphasis is on controlling the image with your camera and when to best use these controls. This class is designed for photographers that want exceptional images in any lighting or shooting situation. A must have class if you want to create stunning images. Topics discussed will be illustrated with portfolio examples. and a weekly review of students assignments. Save $15 by signing up for all 3 Advanced Modules at the same time.

Advanced Module 1: 3 weeks -1.5 hours per week $55.00 6:30-8:00 PM
~ Exploring & controlling Depth of Field. Using Aperture Priority Mode.
~ Exploring & controlling Motion control. Using Shutter Priority Mode.
~ Controlling where the camera focuses. Focusing options.
~ Tripods,external flashes, filters, AEL, AFL
~ Composition
In this Module we will begin our journey from the automated modes in the camera and start actually controlling the image the camera creates.

Advanced Module 1 runs 1 2-8 through 2-22-2018

Advanced Module 2: 3 weeks - 1.5 hours per week $55.00 6:30-8:00 PM
~ What exactly is the Exposure?
~ Working with Aperatures & Shutter Speeds together.
~ Using the Flash more often. Fill Flash techniques.
~ Auto & Manual Focus options. Force the camera to focus at a spot. AFL.
~ Macro & Close up options & techniques.
~ Auto White Balance is not always working. How to fix color issues.
~ Lens characteristics & uses of various zooming effects.
~ Composition

Advanced Module 2 runs 3-1 through 3-15-2018

Advanced Module 3: 3 weeks -1.5 hours per week $55.00 6:30-8:00 PM
~ This entire Module is dedicated to Manual Exposure Mode. This is the ultimate hands on approach to controlling the image our camera creates.
~ Advanced exposure options. Matrix, Center Weighted, Average Metering.
~ Working with f/stops & shutter speeds at the same time.
~ Depth of Field discussion & what effects it. How do I get the background in focus?
~ Manual Color Control
~ Manual Focusing & Advanced Auto focus options
~ Using a Grey Card to get consistent exposures & color.
~ Composition

Advanced Module 3 runs 3-22 through 4-5-2017

Save $15 by signing up for all 3 Advanced Modules at the same time.


Photoshop, Creative Digital Control Seminar

5 Weeks, 2 hours per week, $185.00

Thursday January 4 through February 1, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This is a hands on Introduction to Photoshop; Tools, palates, re-sizing, understanding DPI, image size, resolution for printing, layers, creating composites, adding boarders and drop shadows, using the creative filters, retouching & restoring old photographs, adding type to your images, removing and adding backgrounds. E-mail me for additional info or to sign up. Pre registration is required.

This class is designed for beginners or someone who started working with Photoshop but needs some assistance. Class size is under 5, so we can help each student. This is a combination of classroom discussion and then during the week, I will help you via phone and e-mail. Weekly assignments are given based on that weeks discussion topics and during the week you should be sending me "in progress" examples of the assignment for assistance & review. Applicable to any version of Photoshop, CS or Elements which you must have installed at home or on a laptop. Software must be purchased separately.


Intermediate / Advanced Photoshop

New Class, new structure, Three - 2 hour classes
Comming Spring 2018

This mini class is for those students that may require brushing up and assistance with topics covered in the Intro to Photoshop AND more detailed explaination on the aspects of the software we photographers use daily. Topics covered include Layers, Layers Masks, Adjustment Layers, Brushes, Selections and what we can do with them, Clone and Healing Brush, spot coloring, Actions and more.

Three - 2 hour classes $90.00

AmishKids Home Study Classes;

These are self paced Photography learning programs, well illustrated, easy to understand and geared to anyone who wishes a better understanding of Photography with the end result of great images. Two Home Study options are offered:

~Digital Photography; The Basics & Beyond

~Advanced Photography; Creative Image Control

This link wil take you to the complete list of topics ocovered.

Annie JayAdvanced Techniques & Business Related Seminars;

A multitude of advanced studio and on location topics are covered in these individual seminars.

~Controlling the Image with Light, ~Multiple Lighting Techniques, ~Starting A Photo Business, ~Advanced Lighting, ~Setting up a Home Studio

This link wil take you to the complete list of topics ocovered.

 

CypressIndividual Instruction and Tutoring:

Classes can be tailored to your personal needs and capabilities. Our core classes are:

  • Photography for the rest of us.
  • Setting up a home studio.
  • Nature, Landscape, and Macro Photography Workshops.
  • Working with RAW files
  • Advanced Photoshop Techniques
  • Send me an E-Mail for rates.

 

PearsPhoto and Photoshop Tips and Tricks;

Free online Lessons, Tips & Tricks involving all aspects of Photography and Photoshop.

Constantly updated with new lessons added regularly.

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