DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

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CAE Photography Forum

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers of 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

$71:  Yearly Membership

Class 23315     Tue          7:00pm-9:30pm               6/18-5/20

 

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Using Your Camera Made Simple

Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images. Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual help.

INSTRUCTOR:  Greg Hazard
LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$109:  4 classes

Class 25233     Mon         6:30pm-9:30pm               5/5-6/2

No class 5/26

 

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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

$123:  7 classes

Class 24825     Thu          6:30pm-9:00pm               5/8-6/12

Field Trip         Sat          11:00am-1:00pm             6/7

 

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Inside Your Canon DSLR

Learn about all of the features of your Canon EOS 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 in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

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

$47:  1 class

Class 24823     Sat          10:00am-12:30pm           4/26

 

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Inside Your Nikon DSLR

Learn about all of the features of your Nikon 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 in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual and questions.

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

$47:  1 class

Class 24824     Sat          1:00pm-3:30pm               4/26

 

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The Joy of Digital Photography

Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outside 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

$123:  7 classes

Class 25085     Tue          9:30am-11:30am             4/8-5/20

 

LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$123:  7 classes

Class 25084     Mon         7:00pm-9:00pm               4/7-5/19

 

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Introduction to Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with most of the features of Photoshop which are directed primarily to the photographer. Concentrate on those features needed to edit your digital images: navigate your way around the program, viewing and save your files, resize and crop, understand layers, image adjustments, using levels, hue/saturation, color balance, selecting and editing tools to work on photographs. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

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

$86:  6 classes

Class 24822     Wed        6:30pm-9:00pm               4/9-5/14

 

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Photoshop Made Simple

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image from each student as you follow along step by step on your own computer.

INSTRUCTOR:  Greg Hazard
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$85:  4 classes

Class 25323     Tue          6:30pm-9:30pm               5/13-6/3

 

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Short Movie Workshop

This lab-based course uses collaborative teams to produce original short narrative films suitable for public screenings and film festival submission. Students are exposed to all aspects of the movie making process while exploring specific disciplines, such as story development, film acting, directing, camera, lighting, sound, and editing. HD video cameras and Apple editing laptops are supplied. No experience necessary.

INSTRUCTOR:  Frank Pappas
LOCATION  Civic Park , Park Place

$209:  10 classes

Class 24821     Tue          6:30pm-9:30pm               4/8-6/10

 

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Lighting Techniques Made Simple

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot.

INSTRUCTOR:  Greg Hazard
LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$113:  5 classes

Class 25224     Mon         6:30pm-9:30pm               4/7-4/28

Field Trip         Sat          9:00am-1:00pm               4/19

 

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The Magic of Black & White

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

$99:  5 classes

Class 24819     Wed        7:30pm-9:30pm               4/9-4/23

Field Trip         Sat          4:30pm-8:30pm               4/12

Field Trip         Sat          6:30am-11:00am             4/19

 

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Exploring Close-Up Photography

An expanded working knowledge of equipment and techniques helps photographers create fantastic close-up photos. How to get close to the subject, lighting considerations, how to stabilize your camera, depth of field, compositional elements, and more! An assignment and field trip provide you with an opportunity to practice the tools and techniques learned and allows the instructor to observe and improve your techniques. Provide your own camera and have some working knowledge of the basic photographic principles. No special close-up equipment required.

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

$85:  3 classes

Class 24826     Sat          10:00am-12:30pm           5/31-6/7

Field Trip         Sat          1:00pm-3:00pm               5/31

 

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Exploring Landscape Photography

Discover how to see, create and share the magic of local wild landscapes in an spring photo-exploration of Mt. Diablo’s hidden canyons. Two Saturday slide lectures and field sessions 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

$91:  2 classes

Class 24813     Sat          3:00pm-8:00pm               4/26-5/3

 

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Take Your Photography to the Next Level

Whether you are a budding photographer or a seasoned shooter, learn what makes a photo captivating and emotional. Train your eye to seek out pleasing textures, compositions, colors, textures, moods, and tones. Explore seven qualities of light to enhance your vision. Class will include a slideshow that highlights captivating images and we will shoot images together outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to bring images to class for personalized guidance. Any type of camera is acceptable.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reid Thaler
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$87:  1 class

Class 25080     Sat          10:00am-3:30pm             5/17

 

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Make Money with Your Photography

Interested in making money with your photography and seeing your images appear in advertisements, brochures, magazines, and on the web? Learn about the exciting and profitable world of stock photography in an interactive and supportive environment. Course covers how to sign up with a stock agency; the difference between commercial and editorial stock photography; what buyers are looking for; what sells and why; model releases; strategies to increase sales. Bring 3 to 5 samples of your photography with stock potential.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lynn Watson
LOCATION  Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

$51:  2 classes

Class 25511     Wed        7:00pm-9:00pm               4/9-4/16

 

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DAM! Where Are My Photos?

Digital Asset Management (DAM) using Adobe Lightroom file folders and names. You’ll establish a workflow for downloading, backing up, rating, renaming. Learn Digital Asset Management and keep track of your images using software rather than grouping and archiving photographs. Emphasis will be on using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, although principles apply universally.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reid Thaler
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$87:  1 class

Class 25081     Sat          10:00am-3:30pm             5/31

 

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Lightroom-Develop Mode

Designed for professional and enthusiast photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a beginning-to-end software solution for efficiently organizing, editing, printing, and publishing photo books, slideshow, web galleries, and posting to social media sites. You’ll learn to use sophisticated, but easy to use, global and local contrast, saturation, and brightness tools. Lightroom’s many preset options enable you to increase your productivity and accuracy so more time is spent shooting instead of in front of a computer!

INSTRUCTOR:  Reid Thaler
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$87:  1 class

Class 25082     Sat          10:00am-3:30pm             6/7