Summer & Fall 2014 Photography Classes -
COCC Community Learning photography classes teach you the basics, enhance your understanding of what your camera can do and challenge the avid photographer to new levels.
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Are you new to digital photography? Get an understanding of what makes a good picture and how to take one no matter what kind of camera you use. These classes are intended for photographers who have cameras with automatic settings and who want to be better at using those automatic settings.
Ralph Delamarter 9:00am-noon Th 36039
7/24 to 7/31 Bend CHLAB 301
Ralph Delamarter 9:00am-noon
10/7 to 10/14 Bend
Russ Schulz 6:00pm-9:00
10/23 to 10/30 Madras
Enhance the impact of your images by understanding the
elements of composition. Take your camera off auto to discover how controlling
exposure, motion, depth of field and focus will get you the shot you truly
want. This class is intended for photographers using cameras with adjustable
shutter, aperture and other advanced controls. You will especially benefit if
your camera uses interchangeable or auxiliary lenses. Bring your camera and
manual. The second day includes a field
Robert Agli 9:00am-1:00 (8/2) 36060
8/2 to 8/9 8:00am-1:00 (8/9)
Russ Schulz 8:30am-12:30 Th 36063
8/7 to 8/14 Madras MDR 120
Robert Agli 9:00am-1:00
10/11 to 10/18 Bend
Timothy Park 9:00am-1:00
10/25 to 11/01 Redmond
Ralph Delamarter 8:00am-noon
10/28 to 11/14 Bend
Russ Schulz 6:00pm-9:00 Th 48619
11/13 to 11/20 Madras MDR 120
Discover composition elements that will help you create
the WOW factor. Understand how to use your camera’s advanced controls and
lenses as creative tools to modify detail, contrast, form and depth. Expand
your knowledge of shutter speed, ISO and depth of field as compositional tools.
Learn how to use supplementary light sources such as reflectors and flash. See
demonstrations of specialty tools and software that can help you move to the
next level. Have your favorite images
critiqued in a positive classroom environment. Make sure you bring your camera,
lenses and manual. A camera capable of
manual exposure controls is required.
Robert Agli 9:00am-1:00
12/6 to 12/13 Bend
Discover how to tell stories with your photography. This
course will teach you techniques to make your photographs convey an idea or
tell a story. The focus will be on camera correct work with less emphasis on
post-capture software. Learn to optimize your photo display to create great
first impressions. A perfect course for wedding photographers, website
designers, publishers, and bloggers. Amateurs welcome.
Rob Kerr 6:00pm-8:00
10/6 to 10/20 Bend
Do More with
Your Advanced Camera
If you have a camera that can use interchangeable lenses or has
advance settings, this class will take you beyond the basics and show you how
to do more with your camera. You’ll be encouraged to think about photographic
challenges and apply principles to solve them. You’ll be encouraged to use your
camera to take photos without expensive accessories, although you'll also cover
many commonly used camera accessories. Topics include camera features and
controls, support, lighting and exposure, composition, and creative field
Abbott Schindler 9:00am-noon WTh 35962
7/30 to 7/31 Bend BEC 154
This two-part class will focus on
introductory aspects of shooting product photos with digital cameras in-studio,
outside, and on location. We will be covering basic studio lighting techniques,
the use of props and staging to highlight products, maintaining clarity of
detail and true-to-life colors, and a variety of simple but effective Photoshop
editing techniques to help perfect your images.
Michael Catanachapodaca 9:00am-2:00 Sa 48735
9/27 to 10/4 Bend
Digital Product Photography II
This three part class will focus on taking product photos
with digital DSLR cameras using intermediate in-studio photography and
retouching techniques. We will be covering: creating fine-detail extreme close
up shots (macros); editorial staging of props; modern layouts for multi-product
shots; maintaining clarity of detail and true-to-life colors; and a variety of
retouching techniques to achieve modern popular post-processing looks.
Michael Catanachapodaca 6:00pm-9:00
10/30 to 11/13 Bend
Specialty Photography Classes -
We offer a wide range of photography classes including wildlife, composition, landscapes, sports and action, and much more.
Wildflowers of the Cascades Hiking & Photography
With the expertise of two instructors, you will learn to identify and beautifully photograph diverse wildflowers of the Cascades. Photography instructor Abbott Schindler will instruct in the photographic arts bringing his skills capturing nature with your camera. Damian Fagan will share his expertise in wildflowers and hiking. Your first classroom session will cover all you need to know for the hikes including outdoor ethics, safety and gear both hiking and photography You'll discuss wildflower identification and photographic principles and techniques. Three field sessions will get you into nature to practice your photography and wildflower identification with both instructors. Hikes will begin early in the morning for best light and will be approximately 4 miles in length. One field session may take place in the late afternoon or evening. Times will be discussed in the first classroom session. Your final classroom session, following your last hike, includes review and photo sharing. Many types of cameras will work for this class. The best results will come from cameras with interchangeable lenses with close up capabilities. This class does not cover how to upload images to your computer or how to post-process images. Hiking locations will be dependent on trail and wildflower conditions. Field sessions will take place rain or shine. Difficulty level 2. Liability form required.
Damian Fagan & Abbott Schindler
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