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

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.

The Story of Us – Telling Your Family’s Story with Your Smartphone

RESCHEDULED: Please see class schedule for future dates.

A modern approach to scrapbooking. This multimedia workshop will teach you how capture and take all the digital content on your smartphone – Photos, Videos, Audio – and funnel it into beautiful shareable digital projects and tangible heirlooms. This class is for ANYONE with a smartphone and loved ones. You will become the keeper and the teller of your family’s stories. You will learn the basics of lighting, composition, smartphone photography/video, editing, telling audio stories, and creating really cool tangible memories (books, timecapsules, and things you can actually hold in your hand). Let’s get all those photos and videos off of your phone and make some memories!

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

Thursdays, October 3 – November 14
6 – 8 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.

Photography: Hot Air Balloons

Join us for a truly unique experience learning how to photograph hot air balloons at The Great Reno Balloon Race! Get ready to take great photographs of the glow show, dawn patrol and the mass ascension of balloons. Beginning and Intermediate photographers will enjoy this two day introduction to shooting hot air balloons. Class will begin on Thursday at the E.L. Cord Museum School for three hours to go over the basics of shooting with a DSLR Camera. Class will meet a second time at 5 am at the visitor tent at Rancho San Rafael so students can practice photographing the balloons with instructor assistance. The final session will be at 1 pm that same day, at the museum, to go over the photographs students took at the park.

Thursday and Saturday, September 5 and 7
6 pm – 9 pm on September 5
5 am and 1 pm on September 7

Instructor: M.D. Welch
Ages: 15 and Up / All Levels

Supply List: DSLR Camera (full charged with instruction manual), tripod. Laptop, tablet or notebook for note taking is recommended. It is also recommended (though not required) that you have photo editing software on your personal computer.

Photoshop: Black and White Photography

Learn the secrets to black and white photo editing, including changing contrast and balance 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.

Tuesday, September 3
6 pm – 9 pm

Instructor:
Ages: 15 and Up / All Levels

Supply List: Photoshop CC or higher at their home computer or laptop recommended. If you are not bringing your laptop to class, please bring a notebook or tablet for note taking. Some basic Photoshop experience recommended.

Photoshop: Color Corrections

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.

Tuesday, August 27
6 pm – 9 pm

Instructor: M.D. Welch
Ages: 15 and Up / All Levels

Supply List: Photoshop CC or higher at their home computer or laptop recommended. If you are not bringing your laptop to class, please bring a notebook or tablet for note taking. Some basic Photoshop experience recommended.