Documenting the First Year

A one day intensive workshop for expecting 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

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

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

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.

Photoshop: Retouching Images

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.

Tuesday, August 20
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.

 

Macro Photography

CANCELLED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR ILLNESS.

Explore the world that is closer than you think. Come and learn the wonders of shooting macro photography. Beginning and Intermediate photographers will enjoy this two day introduction to shooting macro photography. *The first session will include discussion on what equipment is involved in Macro photography so supplies can be acquired after the first session.

Saturdays, June 22 and 29
10 -2 pm

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

Supply list: DSLR Camera (full charged with instruction manual), tripod. *Macro lens for your camera. 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.

Photography: Fireworks

CANCELED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR ILLNESS.

Please join us for one of our upcoming photography courses:

Photography Classes

Get ready to take great photographs of fireworks, just in time for the 4th of July or an Aces game! Beginning and Intermediate photographers will enjoy this one day introduction to shooting fireworks.

Tuesday, June 18
6 -9 pm

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

*Prerequisite: Basic DSLR or instructor permission

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.

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Class meets: Saturdays, June 1 and June 8

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.

Saturdays, June 1 and 8
10 am – 2 pm

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

Required Supplies: Students are required to bring have 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.

Photography: Creative Lighting

Creative Lighting takes the skills learned in the Lighting 101 class and expands them into new creative territories. Students will learn how to work with mixed lighting, using color correction gels, as well as adding color to their lights with cine/party gels.

Grids, diffusion and advanced multi light setups will be covered in detail, so not matter if you are shooting portraits, product or still life images, you work will shine with these newly learned skills.

This course will not only include demo work, but also significant hands on work with a wide range of gear and different subjects.

Tuesday – Thursday, May 21 – 23
6 – 9 pm

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

Class Prerequisites: Basic DSLR and Lighting 101

Required Gear: Students need to bring their cameras, lenses, charged batteries and manuals to class. If students already own lighting equipment, they can bring it to class for the hands-on portion of class.