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Winter 2018 registration opens for Members on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14 for Non-members 

Winter 2018 

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 9
Friday, 9:30 -4:30pm  

1 Day Workshop; Beginner
W1820

Refresh Your Focus: Digital Photography Workshop

Instructor: Lauren Keim
Feeling a little rusty on the basics of your camera functions? Is your camera gathering dust in the closet or your camera bag? If you've taken a photo class at MOCA and haven't picked up your camera since, this class is for you! In this one-morning seminar we'll refresh your memory on camera functions and settings and remind you of how to achieve great exposure in your images. Once we get the technical stuff out of the way, we'll touch on composition and light as well. There will be plenty of time for questions and to practice what you've learned. This class is designed as a reminder or refresher for students who have taken Intro to Digital Photography in the past, no matter how long ago, and want to brush up on their skills. It's not meant for students brand new to photography. Bring your camera with manual settings and a way to take notes.
Members $40, Nonmembers $55

March 1
Thursday, 9-1pm
One Day Workshop; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Lauren Keim
W1821

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

January 10 to February 14
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm

6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
W1822

Introduction to Photoshop I

Instructor: Jim Setzer
This course introduces photographers and other graphic artists to the powerful yet complex digital processing tool, Adobe Photoshop. Students will start with an overview of the technology, terminology, navigation and toolsets before embarking on creative imagery using editing tools, layers, masks and filters.  Later sessions will touch on the advanced techniques that professional digital artists use to create those stunningly realistic composite images you see from magazines to movie posters.  Each two hour session will conclude with a "homework assignment" that we will review as a group the following week.
Members $115, Nonmembers $130

February 20 - March 27
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
6 Weeks; Beginners
W1823

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

January 9 to February 13
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am

6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
W1824

January 9 to February 13
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Judith Soule  
W1825

January 10 to February 14
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am

6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Lauren Keim
W1826

January 11 to February 15
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

6 Weeks; Beginner
Instructor: Judith Soule  
W1827

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

January 9 to February 13
Tuesdays, 9:00 – 11:30 am

6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
Offsite
W1828

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

January 11 to February 15
Thursday, 9:30-11:30am
6 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Lauren Keim
W1829

 

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

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