Adult & mature teens (maximum 5, minimum 3)
Located in Studio 1/2 at the McGuffey Art Center downtown Charlottesville
201 2nd Street Northwest, Chalrottesville, VA 22902
LIGHT AND COMPOSITION
DATES and TIMES: 4 Tuesdays, January 9th-30th, 4:00-6:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: This class is about learning to see light and patterns. We will look at the basic elements of design that create good composition while viewing the work of influential photographers. You will be asked to do weekly assignments and bring either digital files or prints to class for critique. Use whatever camera makes you comfortable. The emphasis of this class is the visual pleasure of seeing.
ORGANIZING AND PROCESSING PHOTOGRAPHS IN
DATES and TIMES: 2 Sundays, January 28 & February 4, 2:00-4:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: The capture of a photo is just the beginning. Many techniques can enhance a photo. In this class, I’ll share a few basic processing tips to get you started. We’ll also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Lightroom library. A personal laptop with Adobe Lightroom is required. This course is excellent if you’re new to Lightroom or thinking of investing in the software. Lightroom is available for $9.99/month through the Adobe website.
APERTURE, SHUTTER AND ISO
DATES and TIMES: 4 Tuesdays, February 20 - March 13, 4:00-6:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Are you ready to take on the creative tools of the camera. I am here to help you! Through weekly assignments, you’ll learn how these setting work together to create the proper exposure while achieving desired results like shallow depth of field and motion blur. A camera with Aperture and Shutter Priority modes is required. You will need to bring digital files or prints in to discuss results.
DEVELOPING A PERSONAL VISION
DATES and TIMES: 4 Saturdays, February 17th - March 10th, 2:30-4:30 PM
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Why do you make photographs? We’ll begin with the conversation of why people make photographs. Through critique, we will establish the strengths in concept and technique of projects. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll get a feel for camera settings and how to approach a subject. An outline of how to further develop your photography practice will be formulated. Sharing platforms both print and online will be shared. A camera and prints or digital files are required.
PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS
Do you want to learn specific concepts about photography or have a portfolio review? Email me to arrange your private photography session.