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

$73:  12 classes

Class 28897       Tue            7:00pm-9:30pm                   6/16-5/17

 

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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 2, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class

Class 28773       Sat             10:00am-1:00pm                 8/15           Canon

Class 28774       Sat             1:30pm-4:30pm                   8/15           Nikon

 

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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, and content. Plus, you will 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

$128:  7 classes

Class 28767       Mon           7:00pm-9:00pm                   6/22-8/3

Class 28768       Tue            9:00am-11:00am                 6/23-8/4

 

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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 2, Shadelands Art Center

$155:  7 classes

Class 28764       Thu            6:30pm-9:00pm                   7/9-8/13

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

 

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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.

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
$128:  7 classes


LOCATION
  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center
Class 28769                Tue            1:00pm-3:00pm          6/23-8/4

LOCATION  Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center
Class 28770                Tue            7:00pm-9:00pm          6/23-8/4

 

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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 Allen Smith
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$141:  8 classes

Class 28766       Tue            6:30pm-9:30pm                   6/23-8/11

 

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NEW | Introductory Photojournalism

This class focuses on learning to create impactful images that tell a cohesive story. Learn the history of the genre, compositional considerations, and how to create objective narrative. Session will culminate in participants presenting their own body of work on a subject of their choice. Students must own and have working knowledge of their digital camera.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lauren Verby
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$128:  7 classes

Class 28886       Thu            7:00pm-9:00pm                   6/25-8/6

 

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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 2, Shadelands Art Center

$96:  3 classes

Class 28765       Thu            6:30pm-9:00pm                   6/25-7/2

Field Trip            Sat             10:00am-2:00pm                 6/27

 

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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

$137:  6 classes

Class 28763       Wed           6:30pm-9:00pm                   7/8-8/12

 

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NEW | Perspective

Learn how to create dramatic photographs using one point, two point and three point perspective. This will be a class on the move as we walk the Walnut Creek area. See where to position the center of interest and see how shadows and line can work for you. Lenses, lighting, shadows and composition will be emphasized.

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$76:  1 class

Class 28772       Sat             9:00am-3:00pm                   7/18

 

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NEW | The Romantic Still Life

The romantic approach to creating a still life with emotional content. Learn how to select personal items to imply personality and meaning. Subtle lighting and sense of time will be emphasized. See how a short-normal lens compares to a long-normal lens. Great class for artists!

INSTRUCTOR:  Conrad Johnson
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class

Class 28771       Sat             9:00am-12:00pm                 8/1