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Introduction to Landscape Photography (Virtual/Hybrid Class)

Landscape photography is one of the best ways to not only express yourself as a photographer, but also learn more about your camera and the skills it takes to make an impactful image.

This course introduces students to how to create amazing landscape photos by getting the most out of their camera, as well as the skillset and workflow that is required for the genre of landscape photography. Class topics include proper camera settings for landscape shots, required gear for landscape work, including must have items and optional accessories, composition do and don’t for landscape photography, tips and tricks for natural and city landscapes, HDR, and post-production workflows for image enhancement.

This class is being offered in a hybrid format, with some content being presented online via recordings on Vimeo and Zoom, while also having a one day location shoot, with direct contact to the instructor.

Wednesdays, August 12 – September 2
6 – 8 pm

Instructor: MD Welch

The class is broken up over four weeks:

Week 1: Pre-recorded videos for students to watch at their own pace. This substitutes the lecture part of the course, and allows for self-paced learning. Built in homework assignments are included as well as direct contact with the instructor.

Week 2: Online Zoom meeting allows the class to meet as a group while still maintaining social distancing. This allows for questions and answers, and as well as follow up to homework and student questions.

Week 3:  Location shoot. Students will meet a location and time to be determined later, to practice the skills they have learned. Current health guidelines and social distancing will be followed. NOTE: If you are joining this class and outside the region, you can shoot independently with recommendations from your instructor.

Week 4: Follow up Zoom meeting were students will have 1-2 images from the location shoot critiqued, as well as an opportunity to ask any final questions.

Supplies and Instructor Notes: 

Students need own a camera that has manual control over ISO, shutter speed and aperture.

A tripod is recommended, but can be purchased before Part 3, as gear purchasing advice is part of the course.

Part 3 of the course may require a light hike to location. So appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended.

Photography: Composition and Techniques

CANCELED: 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.

Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5
10 -2 pm

Instructor: M.D. Welch
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Supplies: A DSLR or mirrorless camera, as well as their camera’s manual and any lenses that students own should also be brought to class. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Please also bring a tripod and shutter release cable.

Introduction to Landscape Photography

CANCELED: Students new to landscape photography or those looking to sharpen their skills will enjoy this introductory level course. The first day of class will be spent in the classroom exploring camera gear and functions along with the tips and tricks to create dynamic landscape images. Students will review composition techniques along with shooting in different times of day. The second class will meet offsite to shoot in the field during the transition from the golden hour to twilight where students will apply the techniques learned to create their own artistic vision.

Tuesday – Thursday, April 28 and 30
*April 30 class will meet offsite
6 – 9 pm

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

Supply list: 
A DSLR or mirrorless camera, as well as their camera’s manual and any lenses that students own should be brought to class. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Please also bring a tripod and shutter release cable.

Photography: Composition and Techniques

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.

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3 and 4
10 -2 pm

Instructor: M.D. Welch
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Supplies: A DSLR or mirrorless camera, as well as their camera’s manual and any lenses that students own should also be brought to class. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Please also bring a tripod and shutter release cable.

Exposing Photos for Film and Digital Cameras

No matter if you shoot film or digital, mastering the camera’s exposure is key to great photography.This course will take photographers through the basics of the exposure triangle, and help eliminate any confusion on how to work with Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. Class will also cover how lenses play a role in not only composition, but also the exposure of the file. Other technical details like exposure theory, metering modes, and special shooting circumstances, like long exposure and bracketing, will be covered as well.

This is a great course for photographers to continue their education on exposure, or a great jumping off point for those just getting into photography, but are looking for something beyond a beginner course.

Saturdays, March 14 and 21
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: MD Welch
Ages: 15 and up / All levels

Required Supplies: Students are required to bring a DSLR camera, as well as their camera’s manual. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Any lenses that they own should also be brought to class.

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

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

Wednesday and Thursday, February 19 and 20
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: MD Welch
Ages: 15 and up / All levels

Required Supplies: Students are required to bring a DSLR camera, as well as their camera’s manual. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Any lenses that they own should also be brought to class.

Introduction to Lightroom Classic

CANCELED: Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 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 Classic CC 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 Classic CC users up and running, and advanced users taking advantage of features that will save time, and reduce frustration.

Saturdays, February 15 and 22
10 am – 2 pm

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

Supply list:

Students need to have a laptop with Lightroom Classic already install on the computer before class starts. Older versions of Lightroom will work, Lightroom 5 & 6, but some new features will not be available to students. Do be aware that there are two versions of Lightroom currently offered by Adobe, Lightroom , and Lightroom Classic. This class will be taught using the Classic version. If you have any questions please do not hesitate in asking. Files for the class will take up 6-8 GB of space, and students should have that amount of space free on their computers if they want to work along with the instructor.

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

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

Tuesday and Thursday, February 18 and 20
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: MD Welch
Ages: 15 and up / All levels

Required Supplies: Students are required to bring a DSLR camera, as well as their camera’s manual. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Any lenses that they own should also be brought to class.

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

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

Sundays, January 19 and 26
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: MD Welch
Ages: 15 and up / All levels

Required Supplies: Students are required to bring a DSLR camera, as well as their camera’s manual. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Any lenses that they own should also be brought to class.

Documenting the First Year

A fun one day workshop for parents on how to document the first year of a baby’s life using available tools (smartphones and tablets). From day one to the 12 month, I will give you the skills and a series of projects to capture the adorable, difficult and fleeting first year. With photo, video, and audio, you will create heartwarming digital projects that will become family heirlooms shared for generations to come.

Instructor: Jessi LeMay
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Sunday, December 1
10 am – 2 pm

Supplies:

iPad Pro’s / programs will be supplied for student use. Students are encouraged to bring their smart phones or tablets so they have their personal content available to them.