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Winter 2019

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

February 8
Friday, 9:30 -4:30pm 
1 Day Workshop; Beginner
W1921

Photo I: Introduction to Photography 

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

January 15 to February 19
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Judith Soule
W1915

January 16 to February 20
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Judith Soule
W1916

January 17 to February 21
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
W1917

Photo II: Beyond the Basics 

Instructor: Lauren Keim
This course will build upon the material covered in Intro to Digital Photography I and meets at MOCA. Students will use the technical knowledge from the first class to deepen their understanding of how camera settings can artistically impact the final image. Learn how to manipulate light and create compositions that strengthen your images. Through discussion, photo critique and weekly assignments, we will explore a combination of technical and creative elements designed to create stronger, more intentional photographs. In-class videos as well as hands-on activities will further reinforce concepts presented throughout the series. It is recommended that students have a white balance 18% gray card for class, and a 50mm prime lens. Please bring your camera to the first class. Participants must have taken Introduction to Digital Photography or have permission from the instructor to take the course.
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

January 15 to February 19
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Intermediate
W1918

Photo III: Challenge Your Creativity 

Instructor: Lauren Keim  
Take your newfound knowledge to the next level with this continuation of Photo 1 and Photo 2. In this course, students will move beyond the mere 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. This class is about exploring your personal style as a photographer, and through photo critique, class discussion, and weekly assignments, students will take their knowledge past what is merely technically proficient to begin to deepen their creative skills. Hands-on activities and field trips will continue to lay the foundation of developing a personal style. Participants must have taken Intro 1 and/or Intro 2 or have permission from the instructor to attend. Please purchase a notebook or scrapbook for both journaling and storing pictures for class.
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

January 16 to February 20
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30pm  
6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
W1919

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. Payment is required as soon as the lesson is scheduled. In the event of a cancellation students must notify instructor at least 4 days (96 hours) prior to the scheduled lesson or will be charged for the session. Also, no refunds will be given if a student fails to attend a scheduled session. 

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