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.
To register, click on class title or call (541) 383-7270.
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.
Timothy Park 9:00am-4:00 Sa 27245
4/26 Redmond RDM1 114
Robert Agli 9:00am-noon TuTh 27265
5/13 to 5/15 Bend BEC 154
Michael Jensen 9:00am-4:00 Sa 27211
5/31 Bend PIO 232
iPhone Photography & Videography Classes New classes available this Spring.
These classes are intended for photographers who have cameras with manual exposure and other advanced controls. You will especially benefit if your camera uses interchangeable or auxiliary lenses. Take your camera off auto to discover how controlling exposure, motion, depth of field and focus will get you the picture you truly want. Enhance your point of interest by understanding the elements of composition.
5/10 9:00am-1:00 Sa 27283
5/17 8:00am-1:00 Sa
Russ Schulz 9:00am-1:00 Sa 27118
5/22 to 5/29 Madras MDR 120
Timothy Park 9:00am-1:00 Sa 27284
5/31 to 6/7 Redmond RDM1 125
Understand how to use your camera’s advanced controls and lenses as creative tools. Expand your knowledge of shutter speed, ISO and depth of field. Learn how to use supplementary light sources such as reflectors and flash. Discover composition elements that will help you create the WOW factor. Bring your camera, lenses and manual. A camera with manual exposure controls is required.
Robert Agli 27282
5/31 9:00am-1:00 Sa
Bend PIO 114
6/7 8:00am-1:00 Sa
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 Bend
CHLAB 301 27309
6/3 12:30pm-4:30 Tu
6/10 12:30pm-3:30 Tu
Specialty Photography Classes -
We offer a wide range of photography classes including wildlife, composition, landscapes, sports and action, and much more.
and Edit: Landscapes
Learn the basics and finer
points of photographing and editing creative landscapes. This class is
an intense two-day "Active Learning" workshop with the photo shoot
occurring early in the morning, and editing occurring in late
morning/early afternoon. At the completion of the session,
you should feel competent in photographing and editing your favorite
landscape images for your friends, family or business.
Jensen Bend PIO 114 27179
Rediscover nature photography by creating a
stronger, personal vision
of the images you want to capture. Then develop new ways of 'seeing'
the relationships among natural subjects. See how acclaimed
captured natural images and finally develop a deeper understanding of
composition techniques and how to apply them to your personal vision.
includes a field trip on Saturday.
PIO 114 27332
NEW! Intro to Flash Photography
Tired of washed out pictures and too many shadows or things not
looking right when you use your flash? This is the class for you. Become
proficient in flash usage. Know when and where to use it to get the best
exposure. See the many different settings in which you can use your flash to
improve your photos.
Michael Jensen 1:00pm-4:00 Tu 27181
to 5/27 Bend CHLAB 207
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
6/6 (Friday) 1:00pm-03:00 (Classroom Session) Bend CHLAB 301
6/13 to 06/27 (Fridays) 7:00am-1:00 (Field Sessions)
Cost $295.00 CRN 35971
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