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Fall  2017 registration opens for Members on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 for Nonmembers 

Fall 2017  

Camera Boot Camp: Introduction to Manual Settings

Instructor: Judith Soule
This class presents an introduction to manual settings on your digital SLR camera, so you can get out of auto and start shooting in manual. We’ll discuss shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, shutter effects, and the resulting creative possibilities. A digital SLR camera is preferable but any camera with manual capabilities will work as well for this class. No previous camera knowledge or experience is required. Photo editing skills will not be covered in this workshop. Please bring the manual that came with your camera to class.
Members $75, Nonmembers $90

October 27
Friday, 9:30 -4:30pm 
1 Day Workshop; Beginner
F1720
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Introduction to Lightroom 

Instructor: Judith Soule
Adobe Lightroom is essential software for both amateur and professional photographers wanting to manage and edit their photographs. The focus of this class will be on learning to download, organize, manage, develop, and present your photography, ensuring a smooth transition to a managed photography workflow. Students will need to bring a laptop computer to class loaded with the latest version of Lightroom as well as the book The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (current version) Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby.
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

October 3 to November 7
Mondays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
F1721
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Introduction to Digital Photography I

This class presents a solid foundation of digital SLR camera use through in-class demonstrations and lectures as well as hands on classwork and homework. Lectures and assignments cover manual shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, shutter effects, and the resulting creative possibilities. A digital SLR camera is preferable but any camera with manual capabilities will work as well for this class. No previous camera knowledge or experience is required. Photo editing skills will not be covered in this class. Please bring the manual that came with your camera to the first class. The book Understanding Exposure, 4th Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson is required.
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

October 3 to November 7
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
F1722
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October 3 to November 7
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Judith Soule 
F1723
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October 4 to November 8
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
F1724
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On Location: Introduction to Digital Photography II

Instructor: Judith Soule
This course is a continuation of the Introduction to Digital Photography class and meets off site at designated location. Students will learn how to be more creative with their digital photographs by further exploring light and composition as well as additional camera settings and shooting in black and white. The emphasis of this class is shooting photographs. Students will be given shooting assignments during class to help them learn new techniques. Students must have taken Intro 1 or have permission from the instructor to take this class. Knowledge of photo editing software is helpful but not required. The book Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David DuChemin is required.
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

October 4 to November 8
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
F1725
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Challenge Your Creativity: Introduction to Digital Photography III

Instructor: Lauren Keim
Take your newfound knowledge to the next level with this continuation of Introduction to Digital Photography I and II. In this course, students will move beyond the technical aspects of digital photography to expand their creativity and begin to develop their personal style. Students will continue to strengthen their skills as both photographers and viewers of art. Explore your personal style as a photographer and deepen your creative skills through photo critique, class discussion, weekly assignments, hands-on activities, and field trips. Participants must have taken Introduction to Digital Photography I and/or II or have permission from the instructor to attend. Please bring your camera and a notebook or scrapbook for both journaling and storing  photographs.
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

October 5 to November 9
Thursday, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
F1726
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Private Lessons

Having trouble matching your schedule with our current photography offerings? Get one-on-one instruction in Photography and/or Photoshop related areas that meet your specific photographic needs and goals. Date and time of lessons to be determined by the student and instructor.  Lessons must be scheduled for a minimum of one hour, but may be billed in 1/2 hour increments thereafter. Private lessons should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance if possible. All private lessons must be cancelled at least 4 days (96 hours) prior to the scheduled lesson to avoid being charged.  

Members $45 per hour for one person or $60 per hour for two people 
Nonmembers $60 per hour for one person or $75 per hour for two people

For more information or to schedule, please contact the education department at 425.0000 x. 329 or email Truly@virginiamoca.org

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator with Cherilyn Colbert
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator with Cherilyn Colbert