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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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. Register for the Canon EOS class in the morning or the Nikon class in the afternoon.

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

$48:  1 class

Class 27067       Sat             10:00am-1:00pm                 3/21 Canon

Class 27068       Sat             1:30pm-4:30pm                   3/21 Nikon

 

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Digital Photography 101

Get a handle on your digital camera. Students will take a variety of digital photos, from landscapes, still lifes and scenic to portraits. Working both indoors and out, students will work with lighting, composition and content, and learn about color balance, dynamic range, f stops, shutter speed, and other key elements of photography.

LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center
INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson

$125:  7 classes

Class 27260       Wed           9:30am-11:30am                 1/14-2/25

 

INSTRUCTOR:  Lauren Verby

$125:  7 classes

Class 27261       Thu            7:00pm-9:00pm                   1/15-2/26

 

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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! Bring your digital camera.

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$125:  7 classes

Class 27255       Tue            12:00pm-2:00pm                 1/13-2/24

 

LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$108:  6 classes

Class 27254       Mon           7:00pm-9:00pm                   1/12-3/2

No class 1/19, 2/16

 

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Photography (Int)

This class is a continuation of Joy of Photography. Students are required to complete assignments in a more professional manner. Emphasis placed on individual creativity and fully utilizing the digital camera. Lighting people and objects, content, and composition are demonstrated and discussed, as well as using a light meter and a flash. Experimentation is encouraged.

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$125:  7 classes

Class 27307       Tue            9:00am-11:00am                 1/13-2/24

 

LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$125:  7 classes

Class 27308       Tue            7:00pm-9:00pm                   1/13-2/24

 

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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 27065       Thu            6:30pm-9:00pm                   2/12-3/19

                           Sat             11:00am-1:00pm                 3/14

 

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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 3, Shadelands Art Center

$111:  4 classes

Class 27508       Mon           6:30pm-9:30pm                   1/12-2/9

No class 1/19

 

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NEW | Makers Series:
Portrait Photography 101

Create engaging portraits using your digital camera. You’ll explore portrait techniques and lighting, with a variety of self-chosen subjects, for a variety of artistic and commercial purposes. Models provided.

INSTRUCTOR:  Jeremy Smith
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$43:  1 class

Class 27259       Sat             9:00am-1:00pm                   2/7

 

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Rules of the Road-Street Photography

In this introductory course we’ll explore the techniques, tricks, ethics, and aesthetics of the photographic genre commonly referred to as “street photography.” We will work to establish individual styles rooted in both form and concept and discuss how these things can be situated within the history of photography and the nature of observation in general. In service of these goals we will build projects grounded in visual consistency, technical proficiency, and interesting subject matter! Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Christopher Grunder
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$162:  10 classes

Class 27268       Wed           7:00pm-10:00pm                 1/14-3/18

 

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Mastering the Fine Art Digital Print

The photographic print is no less important in the digital age than it was when silver gelatin ruled the darkroom. Despite greater automation, the process can seem just as daunting. This 10-week course will demystify that process as students develop the skills needed to produce fine art quality prints. We will explore software tools including Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, and Xrite i1 with the intent of simplifying the process. A working understanding of Mac OSX is necessary. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Christopher Grunder
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$130:  8 classes

Class 27263       Mon           7:00pm-10:00pm                 1/12-3/16

No class 1/19, 2/16

 

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Photographing Cities Day & Night

Dramatic compositions, intense color and contrast, atmosphere, people--the urban landscape is full of photographic possibilities. Class covers composition, locations and photographic strategies, exposure for digital and film, color, B&W (including infrared) and more. Two field trips will explore some of our best local cityscapes at the best times: early-to-mid morning and late afternoon, dusk and night. Share results during second and third classes. Bring a DSLR or advanced compact digital, or 35mm or medium format film camera that allows manual adjustment of focus and exposure, tripod and remote release.

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

$115:  5 classes

Class 27064       Wed           7:30pm-9:30pm                   1/28-2/11

                           Sat             3:00pm-8:00pm                   1/31

                           Sat             6:30am-11:30am                 2/7

 

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Photography: Art and Products

Create high quality photographs of products and art for commercial purposes. Altering images in Photoshop will be explored as well as lighting, staging and photography techniques. Commercial photography products such as slides and a portfolio will be created. Bring three products or artworks to photograph, along with your camera.

INSTRUCTOR:  Staff
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$110:  1 class

Class 27258       Sat             9:00am-6:00pm                   1/31

 

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How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photographs

Starting with pre-travel planning we will discuss what kind of equipment and supplies to take, researching your trip, dealing with local regulations, passing through customs and more. We will cover photographing landmarks, photographing people, payment for photography, and shooting in places of worship. A field trip to the Farmers Market located at the San Francisco Ferry Building will allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

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

$94:  3 classes

Class 27069       Wed           6:30pm-9:00pm                   3/4-3/11

                           Sat             10:00am-2:00pm                 3/7

 

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Photoshop for Photographers

This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels and curves, hue/saturation, color balance, black and white conversion, how to use the select and image editing tools to work on photographs, and the importance of proper Color Management. Laptop with Photoshop installed highly recommended. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

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

$93:  6 classes

Class 27066       Wed           6:30pm-9:00pm                   1/21-2/25

 

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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 straightforward 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

$87:  4 classes

Class 27507       Tue            6:30pm-9:30pm                   1/13-2/3

No class 1/20