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Still looking to explore something new this summer season? It's not too late! Perhaps you wish to expand your knowledge in Photoshop or the Lightroom. Looking to learn some new photography techniques to sharpen your eye? We have courses for all levels and many interests. Sign up today for one of our open classes! Take a look at a few of the below, or CLICK HERE for the entire schedule.

Monday, August 4
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Photography I: Learning The Basics

Come and reign in your creative potential with this hands-on course. Become familiar with professional terms while also learning basic composition, color theory, lighting and white balance. Become a master of the DSLR as you learn the various menu functions. You'll also engage in out-of-class field work, where you can show off what you've learned. Class meets two Saturdays: August 3rd and 10th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Monday, August 4
10:30am - 12:30 pm
Lightroom I: Beginning Your Workflow

The Lightroom Library module forms the centerpiece of the whole Lightroom application. All the other modules--Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print, Map--are driven from the Lightroom Library. Lightroom has become a photographer's primary application because it shines as an image management system. This class will develop your skills and understanding in managing your images, importing, exporting, archiving collections as well as implementing strategies for organizing images using keywords, metadata, collections, and folders. We'll also examine "snapshots" and virtual image copies. Class meets four Mondays: August 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Tuesday, August 5
10:30am - 12:30 pm
Photography II: Beyond The Basics

This course will emphasize various camera settings (light metering, white balance and focus) and their immediate effects so that you'll be able to perfectly capture the desired moment. This course will help you gain more creative control over your photos and is perfect for those making the switch to digital from film. Class meets four Tuesdays: August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Tuesday, August 5
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Composition II: Finding Your Vision

After taking this course, you'll be able to choose the most effective background for your subject and frame your final image for maximum visual impact. A group critique of class assignments will refine your ability to recognize an image that successfully uses the basics of visual composition. Class meets four Tuesdays: August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
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