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Spring 2017 registration opens for Members on Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22 for Nonmembers 

Spring 2017  

Camera Boot Camp: Introduction to Manual Settings

Instructor: Judith Soule
This workshop 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

April 21
Friday, 9:30 -4:30pm  
1 Day Workshop; Beginner
SP1727
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Photography for Artists: How to Take Great Photographs of Your Artwork

Instructor: Judith Soule
When it comes to photos of your work, are the images you have representing your art accurate? Your artwork may be exquisite -- but if your photos of it aren't, promoting your work can be a challenge. Join us for this informative workshop where we will discuss lighting, helpful tools, photographing with intention, and creating compelling images to help propel your brand or body of work forward! There will be a hands-on portion of the class, so please bring a small piece of your artwork to be photographed. Students are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Members $50, Nonmembers $65

May 12
Friday, 9:30 -2:30pm  
6 Weeks; Beginner- Intermediate  
SP1728
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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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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Instructor: Cherilyn Colbert
This class is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and will cover the basics of how to use this vector-based program to create digital illustrations and art. Students will work on a series on exercises in class to learn the basics of the program and ultimately complete an assigned illustration project of a city-scape that will allow continued practice with the software. Knowledge of basic computer skills is required.
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

April 19 to May 24
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
6 Weeks; Beginner
SP1725
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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

April 19 to May 31 (No class May 10)
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
SP1717
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April 20 to June 1 (No class May 11)
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
SP1718
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April 18 to May 23
Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Judith Soule
SP1719
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April 20 to May 25
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm
6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Judith Soule
SP1720
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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. The book Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David DuChemin is required. Participants must have taken Introduction to Digital Photography or have permission from the instructor to take the course
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

April 18 to May 30 (No class May 9)
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Lauren Keim
SP1721
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April 18 to May 30 (No class May 9)
Tuesday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm 
6 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Lauren Keim
SP1722
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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

April 19 to May 24
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30am
6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
SP1723
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April 19 to May 24
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
SP1724
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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