Photography

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    Photoshop: Retouching Images

    Tuesday, November 28 / 6 - 9 pm

    Students will gain an understanding of retouching techniques to enhance both portraits and landscape photographs. Improve textures, fix “problem areas,” and gain an understanding of industry trade secrets to add to your toolbox. *Instructor notes.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Basic knowledge of Photoshop is required for this course.

    $35 General / $30 Museum members

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    Photography: Lighting Basics

    Saturday, December 2 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Using artificial lighting can be one of the most intimidating parts of photography. Students will gain an understanding of the various terms and techniques, what type of gear to buy, the basics of lighting. In this 4-hour workshop, classic lighting techniques and setups will be demonstrated, as well as the different types of gear required to make perfect lighting, on any budget. Students will see live demonstrations of portrait and still life lighting techniques. This class is a perfect starting point for those interested in lighting, those buying their first lighting equipment, as well as a great starting point for more advanced classes in lighting. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Photoshop: Making Color Corrections

    Tuesday, December 5 / 6 - 9 pm

    Learn the secrets to color correcting, including color calibration, color profiles and color modes to create more dynamic images. Avoid common mistakes in taking your images from the camera to the computer to the printer. Gain an understanding of industry trade secrets to add to your toolbox. *Instructor notes.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Basic knowledge of Photoshop is required for this course.

    $35 General / $30 Museum members

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    Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

    Saturdays, January 13 and 20 / 10 am - 2 pm

    This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

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    Laptop Lecture: Introduction to Lightroom

    Wednesdays, January 24 - February 7 / 6 - 9 pm

    Adobe Lightroom is quickly becoming the go to application for photographers of any experience level, but so many photographers are not using the application to the fullest potential. There are also features of Lightroom that are best left to other applications, and those work arounds will be shown in class. From tethered shooting to advanced Develop module techniques, this class with get new Lightroom users up and running, and advanced users taking advantage of features that will save time, and reduce frustration. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

    Tuesday - Thursday, February 6 - 8 / 9 am - 12 pm

    This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Photography: Composition and Techniques

    Saturdays, February 10 and 17 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Take your photographs to the next level by learning proper composition and photography techniques. Students will learn the different ways to compose landscapes, still lifes and people, while also learning different techniques such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), panoramic stitching, long exposures, proper posing for people, working with photo filters and lighting terminology. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some familiarity with camera functions

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

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    Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

    Tuesday - Thursday, March 20 - 22 / 6 - 9 pm

    This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $90 General / $80 Museum members


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