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.
Michael Jensen 9:00am-4:00 Sa 17572
1/11 Bend PIO 114
Ralph Delamarter 9:00am-4:00 Sa 17598
1/25 Redmond RDM1 114
Robert Agli 9:00am-noon TuTh 17609
2/11 to 2/13 Bend CHLAB 207
Ralph Delamarter 9:00am-noon MW 17599
3/10 to 3/12 Bend CHLAB 207
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.
Robert Agli 17612
2/1 9:00am-1:00 Sa Bend PIO 114
2/8 8:00am-1:00 Sa Bend PIO 113
Timothy Park 9:00am-1:00 Sa 17595
2/8 to 2/15 Redmond RDM1 114
Ralph Delamarter 17596
3/3 9:00am-1:00 M Bend CHLAB 301
3/5 9:00am-1:00 W Bend CHLAB 207
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 17610
2/20 9:00am-1:00 Th Bend CHLAB 301
2/27 8:00am-1:00 Th Bend CHLAB 207
3/8 9:00am-1:00 Sa Bend PIO 114
3/15 8:00am-1:00 Sa Bend PIO 113
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 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 we’ll also cover many commonly used camera accessories. Topics include camera features and controls, support, lighting and exposure, composition, and creative field techniques.
Abbott Schindler 6:00pm-9:00 Tu 17837
1/14 to 1/21 Bend LIB 221
Specialty Photography Classes -
We offer a wide range of photography classes including wildlife, composition, landscapes, sports and action, and much more.
The Art of Photographing People
Expand your people-photography skills! If you’re interested in portraiture that goes beyond “the surface” of your subjects, bring your DSLR and an open mind. Through a variety of hands-on shooting experiences and exercises, students will be encouraged to step outside their comfort zones to expand their creativity and interpersonal photography skills.
Kathleen Nyberg 6:00pm-9:00 Tu 17871
2/18 to 3/11 Bend MAZ 222
“Instructor was extremely easy to talk to. Worked with us individually and presented material effectively and professionally.”
Make Your GoPro Look Pro
Learn how to shoot in every format of the hottest photo-toy out there. From video, multiple singles, underwater and time-lapse we’ll cover all the approaches to making your GoPro (Hero 3 Black Edition) look professionally photographed. Also, key to using this camera are the remotes and apps, this class will cover them all. In the second week we’ll cover editing of your raw images from video to time-lapse. Don’t get caught with the coolest camera out there and not know how to use it or edit it!
Michael Jensen 6:00pm-9:00 W 17847
1/22 to 1/29 Bend CHLAB 207
Shoot and Edit: Landscapes
Learn the basics and finer points of photographing and editing creative landscapes. This class is an intense one 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.
Michael Jensen Bend PIO 114 17848
2/5 5:00pm-9:00 W
2/8 7:00am-noon Sa
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