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Summer 2017 registration opens for Members on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 for Nonmembers  

Spring 2017  

Beginners Guide to Using External Flash Workshop

Instructor: Judith Soule
Once you have gotten comfortable using your manual DSLR camera settings, the next step is to introduce an external light source to add more light to the scene. Join us for this one-day workshop where we will focus on learning to use an external flash unit, as well as delving into higher-end studio lighting and the proper use of each. Students must have taken Photo 1: Intro to Photography or have permission from the instructor to take the course. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Members $50, Nonmembers $65

June 9
Friday, 9:30 -2:30pm  
1 Day Workshop; Beginner- Intermediate  
SP1729
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Summer 2017  

Nifty 50:  Getting the Most Out of Your Prime Lens    

Instructor: Judith Soule  
Learn the different characteristics and explore the versatility of the 50mm lens, especially the advantages in low light. A fixed focal length lens forces you to move around in order to achieve the composition you want, allowing you the flexibility to get in close to capture details or pull back and tell more of the story with a wide angle shot. You will leave this workshop with the confidence to carry just one lens to do it all, no matter your photography style! Students must have taken Photo 1: Intro to Photography or have permission from the instructor to take the course. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Members $60, Nonmembers $75

July 28   
Friday, 9:30- 3:30pm
1 day workshop
SM1729

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

July 11 to August 22 (No class August 1)
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
SM1714

July 11 to August 15 
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Judith Soule 
SM1715

July 12 to August 23 (No class August 2)
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
SM1716

Beyond the Basics: Introduction to Digital Photography II

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

July 11 to August 24 (No class August 3)
Thursday, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Lauren Keim
SM1717

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

July 12 to August 16
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
SM1718

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

July 10 to August 14
Mondays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
SM1719

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
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