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 on the 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:  Yearly Membership

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

 

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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 26559       Thu            6:30pm-9:00pm                   10/9-11/13

Field Trip            Sat             11:00am-1:00pm                 11/8

 

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Inside Your canon eos or 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. Register for the Canon EOS in the morning or the Nikon class in the afternoon. Bring your camera, manual and questions.

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

$48:  1 class

Class 26964       Sat             10:30am-1:00pm                 10/18

Class 26965       Sat             1:30pm-4:00pm                   10/18

 

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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

$111:  4 classes

Class 26853       Mon           6:30pm-9:30pm                   9/15-10/6

 

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NEW | 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

INSTRUCTOR:  Chris Grunder
LOCATION  Civic Park, Park Place

$146:  9 classes

Class 26720       Tue            7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

 

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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

$53:  2 classes

Class 26855       Tue            7:00pm-9:00pm                   10/14-10/21

 

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NEW | 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!

INSTRUCTOR:  Chris Grunder
LOCATION  Civic Park, Park Place

$162:  10 classes

Class 26721       Thu            7:00pm-10:00pm                 9/18-11/20

 

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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

$115:  5 classes

Class 26852       Mon           6:30pm-9:30pm                   10/13-11/3

Field Trip            Sat             9:00am-1:00pm                   10/25

 

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NEW | From Screen to Frame

This course will cover creating framed work from digital photographic files using a high-quality large format digital printer. The first portion will cover prepping for and then printing while the second half will cover some DIY framing and what to look for in getting work professionally framed. Some materials will be provided.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reagan Pufall
LOCATION  Civic Park, Park Place

$87:  5 classes          $35 supply fee due at first class

Class 26718       Sun            5:00pm-8:00pm                   9/21-10/19

 

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Exploring Landscape Photography

Discover how to see, create and share the magic of local wild landscapes in an autumn 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:  Sue Reynolds
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$93:  2 classes

Class 26851       Sat             2:00pm-7:00pm                   10/18-10/25

 

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NEW | Lens in the Landscape

In this five-week course, students will cover the basics of landscape photography through three field trips into local wilderness areas and two sessions of digital image management. Two sessions of the class will cover post-processing techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom and how to plan for extended photographic trips.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reagan Pufall
LOCATION  Civic Park, Park Place

$93:  4 classes

Class 26717       Sat             1:00pm-5:00pm                   9/20, 10/4, 10/11

Field Trip            Sat             3:00pm-7:00pm                   9/27

 

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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 saving your files, resizing and cropping, understanding 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

$87:  6 classes

Class 26558       Wed           6:30pm-9:00pm                   10/8-11/12

 

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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 26854       Tue            6:30pm-9:30pm                   9/23-10/14