I teach small workshops at McGuffey Art Center and offer private consulting services for digital photography and processing. You can also hire me to teach workshops in your classroom or community center with support through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts statewide programs and in Albemarle County public schools through the office community engagement. Contact me directly with questions about any program.
McGuffey Art Center 2019 Winter Classes
Adult & mature teens (maximum 5, minimum 3) Located in Studio 1/2 at the McGuffey Art Center • 201 2nd Street Northwest, Chalrottesville, VA 22902
LIGHT AND COMPOSITION
DATES and TIMES: 3 Saturdays, January 12,19, & 26, 3:00-5:00 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, this includes phones. The emphasis of this class is the visual please of seeing not the technical settings.
ISO, SHUTTER, AND APERTURE
DATES and TIMES: 4 Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26 & March 5 4:00-6:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Take on the creative tools of your camera. Through weekly assignments, you’ll learn how camera 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: 3 Saturdays, February 16, 22 & March 2, 3:00PM-5PM
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 shown. A camera and prints or digital files are required.
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP BASICS: Build a House
DATES and TIMES: 2 Sundays, February 17 & 24, 3:00-5:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Photoshop is a powerful tool, allowing us to edit and create pixels. In this class you will create a piece of art involving a house in a new landscape. You will learn how to make a file, manipulate and move pixel content in photographs, build layers, create adjustments, and paint with pixels. A personal laptop with Adobe Photoshop is required. Photoshop and Lightroom are available for $9.99/month through the Adobe photography plan website.
PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION
Do you want to learn specific concepts about photography, digital processing, or have a portfolio review? Email me to arrange your private photography class.