Mark Your Calendars!
September 4, 2014
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
September 8, 2014
Between 7 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
September 15, 2014
Have you wondered how newborn photographers get their subjects to sleep and then molded into poses that create awe inspiring images? Do you want to know how and why they set up and use the products they do? This 4 week online course will walk you through everything you need to know to make a newborn session successful.
Take your photography to the next level with this four week course designed to help you master manual exposure. You will learn how to meter in-camera and control your exposure and white balance while making informed decisions about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in order to achieve your vision in-camera! We’ll spend time examining common exposure pitfalls and how to correct them, and we’ll engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation!
September 22, 2014
What makes a good story anyway? We know one when we hear one. But how do we see a compelling story in a photograph? What elements make a narrative image powerful? How can our shooting and processing lend to the story we aim to tell? In this course we will plan and build powerful narrative images. We will dissect images for their story elements, consider what stories you are driven to tell and learn how to intentionally construct strong narrative images before, while and after you press the shutter.
This is a three week course that will help you take your images from SOOC to finished product, all in Elements. You will learn how to begin in ACR and finish with web sharpening and printing. From clean edits and removing distractions to levels and tones, Elements has it all and is a powerful editing program. This course will teach you an efficient workflow and how to take control of your editing to achieve the look you’re hoping for.
September 29, 2014
Learn the fundamentals of composition in this new four week course. We will examine some of the basic rules of composition and apply them with weekly assignments designed to help you begin to think critically about your images. Weekly discussions will help students understand how minor changes in the composition of an image can affect the mood of the image as well as the viewer’s perception.
Learn how to use your flash off camera to create beautiful light in any situation, whether you are looking to lift harsh shadows during the day, fill a room with light, or photograph your subjects after dark! We will cover the basics, then learn how to tweak the settings to enhance the ambient light.
First Steps with a DSLR is a 3 week beginner photography workshop designed to help new photographers move beyond auto mode and get the most out of their DSLRs. Students will learn basic concepts of composition and how to use natural light to their advantage. They will transition from shooting on the camera’s auto mode and simply pointing and clicking to shooting in semi-automatic modes (program mode, aperture priority mode, and shutter priority mode) and being a mindful photographer. Topics such as interacting with subjects, capturing the details, storytelling, and gaining inspiration will be covered. Students will gain knowledge and grow as photographers in a supportive and inspiring environment. It’s a great fit for anyone who just got a new camera, moms who want to learn to take better pictures of their children, or anyone getting started in photography.