If you are fascinated by the details of the world around you, there is no better way to share them than through macro photography. Whether you are lured by flowers, intrigued by patterns in wood, or fascinated by jewelry, this class introduces you to the camera settings and skills you need to enlarge the miniature world. You learn to compose strong images with effective lighting and focus to bring out all the details in your subject. In addition, you use Adobe Lightroom Classic to adjust exposure, contrast, and color. A camera with controls for aperture, shutter speed and ISO, a tripod, and experience with Adobe Lightroom Classic are recommended.
This class meets virtually on Zoom.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
February 3-17, 2021
Discover the power of your advanced digital camera in this introductory course. Learn about different exposure modes and when to use them for better focus and exposure in your pictures. Understand the various auto focus settings available and when to use them or switch to manual focus. Find out about megapixels, histograms and JPEG versus raw file formats. You'll walk away with the skills to make the most of your advanced digital camera. NOTE: To get the most from this class, your camera must have Program, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority exposure modes. Check your manual to see if these features are listed. You must have internet access and the ability to participate virtually through Zoom.
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
March 4 - April 8, 2021
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic is a powerful photo organizing and editing application. But it can be confusing to start using it effectively. Learn the best way to organize your images in the Library module, find specific photos, and back up your library of pictures for safety. Then select your favorite images and improve them in the Develop module. You find out how to straighten and crop pictures, adjust brightness and contrast, and color correct your photos. Finish with sharing your perfected shots online or preparing them for prints from a photo lab. NOTE: This course is for the desktop-based version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic, not the cloud-based version. You must have internet access and the ability to participate virtually through Zoom.
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
March 16-April 13, 2021
Expand your creative photography skills in this course! Review the basics of exposure and contrast. Then experiment with creative techniques such as selective focus and zooming a lens during long exposures. Explore taking pictures after dark and the effect color has on your image. You will leave this class with great pictures and renewed confidence in your photographic abilities. PREREQUISITE: Familiar with shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls on your camera. You must have internet access and the ability to participate virtually through Zoom.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
March 31 - April 28, 2021
In Missoula County we are fortunate to have wide variety of parks, trails, and river access sites. In this course, you create a visual story of one of these recreation areas by making a variety of photographs. Each venue has a unique character with opportunities for broad landscapes, details of rocks, water, or plants, portraits of wildlife, and views of people enjoying the environment. Class sessions review camera controls, light, and composition along with story-telling techniques. Included is a demonstration of photo editing to enhance your results. By creating a series of images to tell a visual story, you find more than one right photographic answer and create a more complete story. You must have internet access and the ability to participate virtually through Zoom.
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM
April 5-19, 2021
If none of these classes meets your needs or interests, consider scheduling a private session. Topics can include using your digital camera (DSLR or mirrorless), editing photos with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe Photoshop Elements, and printing pictures using inkjet printers.
Sessions are available for individuals or small groups. Contact me for availability and pricing.
Note: During the coronavirus pandemic, sessions are held outside at a safe distance or online with Zoom.