Studio Seminars held in my studio 425 East Lancaster Ave, Shillington, PA 19607
All these seminars have limited seating, so please sign up and forward your registration fee well in advance of these sessions. These are part of a discussion - lecture series with weekly assignments. Advance registration is required. Refunds are not offered after the first class session begins, but you are welcome to attend any missed classes during future scheduled sessions. All these seminars will cover both the creative AND technical aspects of photography. Please direct any questions pertaining your needs or the curriculum to Andy in advance of registration. Registration fee may be mailed to our studio or paid via Pay Pal. Use email@example.com as my Pay Pal account.
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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 future questions.
February 20, 2016 1 day. 1:00 - 2:30 PM $10.00
A mini seminar for parents, grandparents or anyone who wants a better understanding of their camera and a simple method to set the camera up to take better pictures of family events, the kids, vacations and holidays. Short & sweet, this seminar is for those of us who simply want better family pictures but without all the technical and background information in a regular class.
We will cover over the basic camera functions, the various modes and why the camera makes mistakes. I will set up your camera to get better shots in most conditions and explain why this approach works.
This is offered through Boscov's Campus of Courses at Boscov's East
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Photography for the Kids Seminar
This is an abbreviated version of our full 5 week 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 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
5 weeks, 10 hours total. Limited seating, advance registration required. $95.00
3-15-2016 through 4-12-2016 Tuesday Night 6:30-8:30 PM
4-20-2016 through 5-18-2016 Wednesday Night 6:30-8:30 PM
6-2-2016 through 6-30-2016 Thursday Night 6:30-8:30 PM
7-13-2016 through 8-10-2016 Wednesday Night 6:30-8:30 PM
A complete guide to the components, functions, and use of digital and film cameras. Understanding all of your menus and shooting modes, taking better pictures, composition, understanding all of the cameras features, review of current software, printing and saving your pictures, Point & Shoot and SLR cameras are welcomed.
This is THE class for new photographers or anyone who might need brushing up on any aspect of Photography. 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. Bring your cameras and manuals to class.
By week 2 you WILL be producing 100% better shots!
Topics discussed: Composition, Metering, Exposure, Shutter speeds, Apertures, ISO, Flash, Exposure Modes, Depth of Field, White Balance & color control, Focusing,Sharpness, Motion control, Image Size, mega pixels, JPG Quality, E-Mailing, saving images, Printing your images & photo labs
5 weeks, 10 hours total. Limited seating, advance registration required. $95.00
2-11-2016 through 3-10-2016 Thursday night
6-1-2016 through 6-29-2016 Wednesday night
This class is geared to the photo enthusiast whom wishes to get more consistent and better images. The emphasis is on image control and students should have a DLSR or advanced Point & Shoot camera with the ability to control Exposure modes. A tripod is recommended for class assignments.
A thorough review of metering & exposure, shooting modes, white balance and file sizes will start this advanced class. Specific shooting topics will be discussed and assignments made for: Landscapes, outdoor & inside people photography, shooting motion & sports, Macro & close up Photography and Telling a story with your photography, pets and animals, nighttime and low light photography and each week we will discuss composition. Low light, color correction & white balance, shooting through glass, back light, fireworks, filters, Concerts & Theatrical, Freeze & Blurring Motion and fill flash.
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 shoot for ANY compensation or simply want to create stunning images. Topics discussed will be illustrated with portfolio examples. and a weekly review of students assignments.
Photoshop, Creative Digital Control Seminar
5 Weeks, 2 hours per week, $185.00
8-14-2016 through 9-11-2016 Thursday Night 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. This class also includes the basis for Digital Scrap booking, a complete scrap booking tutorial, free digital embellishments, backgrounds, papers and practice pages to get you started. 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.
New Class, new structure
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
6-7-2016 through 6–212016 Wednesday night, 6:30-8:30 PM 3 sessions $90.00
Processing Raw Files
Intro to RAW Processing; Shoot & Process $45.00
March 5, 2016 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
This is a mini seminar on taking total charge of your images through processing the RAW file formats. You will be amazed with the amount of digital information your camera is throwing away by allowing it to save your images as a JPG file.
What is a Raw file
RAW Process Workflow Options
Detail Adjustments; Sharpening, Clarity
Output Adjustments; file size, format and bit depth
Including step by step processing of one of your Raw files. Bring along an image on a USB drive.
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.
~Digital Photography; The Basics & Beyond
~Advanced Photography; Creative Image Control
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
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
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Small groups, Photo Field Trips with hands on and individual instruction based on the topic of our seminar.
Photo Safaris may cover macro, outdoor portriats & lighting, landscape, water & waterfalls, Candid Kids , metering, exposure, color & focus control, Depth of Field and much more.
Free online Lessons, Tips & Tricks involving all aspects of Photography and Photoshop.
Constantly updated with new lessons added regularly.