DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

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CAE Photography Forum

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets third Tuesday of each month (June through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students.

INSTRUCTOR:  Tom Crews
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$72:  12 classes

Class 26105       Tue            7:00pm-9:30pm                   6/17-5/19

 

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The Joy of Digital Photography 101

Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outdoors taking scenics, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, content. Plus, you learn about shutter speed, f stops, light meters, ISO, dynamic range, icon, settings, RAW or JPEG, color balance, and more!

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$125:  7 classes

Class 28061       Mon           7:00pm-9:00pm                   4/6-5/18

Class 28062       Tue            9:00am-11:00am                 4/7-5/19

 

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NEW | Creative Portraiture

Portraiture is one of the most popular disciplines in photography, but what makes for a truly memorable image? This class will teach students the means to creatively apply techniques such as lighting, composition and conceptual thinking to a variety of unique portrait projects. Students must have a DSLR camera, tripod, memory card, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Aperture or other basic photo editing software.

INSTRUCTOR:  Jeremy Smith
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$104:  6 classes

Class 28085       Tue            6:30pm-9:30pm                   4/7-5/26

No class 4/21, 5/5

 

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Take Control of Your Digital Camera

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs and how to gain more control over the design of pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file management will be explained. We will investigate the creative aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class.

INSTRUCTOR:  Tom Crews
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$126:  7 classes

Class 28082       Wed           6:30pm-9:00pm                   5/6-6/10

Field Trip            Sat             11:00am-1:00pm                 6/6

 

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Intermediate Digital Photography

This is a continuation of Joy of Digital or any beginning photography class. Apply your basic knowledge and experience to a fresh set of assignments and lessons. Make point of view and depth of field work for you. Explore the influence of light and the drama of shadow. Flash, strobe lighting, metering available light, and shooting during the “magic” hour are demonstrated and discussed. Students are encouraged to develop a personal vision and set a goal for the end of class.

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
$125:  7 classes

LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center
Class 28063                Tue            1:00pm-3:00pm          4/7-5/19

LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center
Class 28064                Tue            7:00pm-9:00pm          4/7-5/19

 

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NEW | Photo Essay and Visual Storytelling

Photography at its core is the art of storytelling, but what does it take to tell a truly compelling visual narrative? In this class students will learn how to link images together as part of a cohesive set that accomplishes this goal. We will also explore what it takes to create stand-alone images that do, in fact, speak a thousand words. Students should have a DSLR camera, memory card and Adobe Photoshop Elements, Aperture or any other basic photo editing software.

INSTRUCTOR:  Jeremy Smith
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$138:  8 classes

Class 28089       Mon           6:30pm-9:30pm                   4/6-6/1

No class 5/25

 

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Introduction to Photoshop Elements

This class will concentrate on those features needed to edit your digital images, including navigating around the program, viewing and saving your files, resizing and cropping, understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels, hue/saturation, color balance, using the select and image editing tools and more. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. Students should bring a laptop computer with Photoshop Elements installed

INSTRUCTOR:  Tom Crews
LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$134:  6 classes

Class 28081       Thu            6:30pm-9:00pm                   5/7-6/11

 

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The Magic of Black & White (Int/Adv)

Without the distraction of color you can make powerful images that reveal the essence of a landscape; with infrared a good landscape can become magical. We’ll cover good composition, seeing with fresh eyes, conventional and infrared digital capture and conversion from RAW files and B&W film. Two field trips to great locations plus critiques of your work. Use any digital or film camera allowing manual focus, aperture, and shutter speed, provided you already understand its controls. Tripod and remote release recommended.

INSTRUCTOR:  Bill Helsel
LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$101:  5 classes

Class 28078       Wed           7:30pm-9:30pm                   5/6-5/20

Field Trips          Sat             6:00am-10:00am                 5/9

                           Sat             4:30pm-8:30pm                   5/16

 

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NEW | It’s Still Photography: Minimalism

Seeing the world more directly and openly, without an agenda, can change your relationship to photography–and to your world. We will practice quieting the mind and learning techniques so that images appear freshly, instead of planning what to shoot. Class consists of meditation, instructions on letting go, discussion, interactive sharing of images, and two field shoots between classes. No meditation experience required, but you should know how your camera works. DSLR preferred.

INSTRUCTOR:  Beth Witrogen
LOCATION  Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$57:  3 classes

Class 28077       Tue            7:00pm-9:00pm                   4/7-4/21

 

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NEW | Wow! Landscape Photography

Discover how to transform your ‘wow!’ moments in wild landscapes into powerful, creative expressions of your personal vision. Our spring photo exploration of Mt. Diablo’s hidden canyons includes two Saturday photo lectures and field sessions that provide composition, exposure tools and practice creating beautiful landscape photos in afternoon and sunset light. We’ll critique photos from the first session in the second class, discuss more locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Susan Reynolds
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$93:  2 classes

Class 28072       Sat             3:00pm-8:00pm                   4/11-4/18

 

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NEW | Location Photography

Learn professional location photography techniques in this fast moving one-day class. We will cover lighting, posing, composition, metering, the right lens, the right point of view, and how to make backgrounds work.

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$74:  1 class

Class 28070       Sat             9:00am-3:00pm                   4/25

 

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NEW | The Still Life

Learn the classic approach to designing and creating a great still life. We’ll cover how to choose the right setting, props and lighting. Discover which lenses are best for the subject.

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class

Class 28071       Sat             9:00am-12:00pm                 5/2

 

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Inside Your Canon and Nikon DSLR

Learn about all of the features of your Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help improve your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

INSTRUCTOR:  Tom Crews
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class

Class 28079       Sat             10:00am-1:00pm                 6/13 Canon

Class 28080       Sat             1:30pm-4:30pm                   6/13 Nikon