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.
Summer and Fall 2015 Classes
To register, click on class title or call (541) 383-7270.
Are you new to digital photography? Gain an understanding of what makes a good picture and how to take one no matter what kind of camera you use. This class is intended for photographers who have cameras with automatic settings. Learn camera basics, lighting, key shooting techniques and much more.
Bring your camera and user's manual.
Robert Agli 9:00am-4:00 Sa 49067
9/26 Bend PIO 114 Cost $79
Ralph Delamarter 9:00am-noon
10/13 to 10/15 Bend CHLAB 301 Cost $79
Timothy Park 9:00am-4:00 Sa 48975
10/17 Redmond RTEC 124 Cost $79
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 user's manual. The second session includes a field trip.
Robert Agli Bend PIO 114 36241
8/8 8:00am-1:00 Sa Cost $79
Timothy Park 9:00am-1:00 Sa 36314
9/12 to 9/19 Redmond
RTEC 124 Cost $79
Robert Agli Bend PIO 114 49068
10/10 9:00am-1:00 Sa
Sa Cost $79
Ralph Delamarter 8:00am-noon
11/3 to 11/5 Bend CHLAB 301 Cost $79
Timothy Park 9:00am-1:00 Sa 48973
11/7 to 11/14 Redmond RTEC 124 Cost $79
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 Bend PIO 114 49069
Sa Cost $79
Composition: A Key to Better
How do you make an image interesting? This class will help you make
compelling images by understanding how to create and express your vision with
the help of a camera. Class prerequisites: understanding of how to use your camera's
controls to make proper exposures, and a passion to make your images reflect a
vision. The class covers aspects of photography beyond basic gear, and how to
employ composition knowledge and your creativity to make impactful images. The
class may also enhance your perception of the world around you.
Abbott Schindler 9:00am-noon WF 36242
8/19 to 8/26 Bend CHLAB 301 Cost $89
Abbott Schindler 1:00pm-4:00
10/19 to 10/23 Bend CHLAB 301 Cost $89
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 photos to create great first impressions. A
perfect course for wedding photographers, website designers, publishers and
bloggers. Amateurs welcome.
Rob Kerr 6:00pm-8:00
10/7 to 10/21 Bend MAZ 120 Cost $89
Rob Kerr 6:00pm-8:00 M 49037
11/2 to 11/16 Bend MAZ 120 Cost $89
Revealing the Beauty in the
Ordinary with Photos
is all around us in the forms of ordinary objects. Bring your camera and learn
to utilize light and point of view to reveal this beauty in your photographs.
Explore contrast with B&W images as opposed to color. Gain an understanding
of different picture formats that can be used and how to enhance images in
post-processing. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Photoshop is required.
Mick Briscoe 6:00pm-9:00 Th 49228
10/29 to 11/19 Redmond RTEC 218 Cost
iPhone Photography Basics
Have an iPhone? Discover what is involved with taking a great picture with your phone. The class includes: how to use the camera more effectively, basic composition, editing images, and other apps that add features and benefits.
Timothy Park 5:30pm-8:30 M 48977
10/19 Redmond RTEC 124 Cost $59
Timothy Park 5:30pm-8:30 Th 48976
11/12 Bend BEC 154 Cost $59
Organize & Secure Your
What do you
do with all those digital photos? How do you organize them so you can find what
you need? How do you share them with others? How do you make sure you don't
accidentally lose or delete them? Learn this and more using only Windows. Other applications that handle photo
organization will be discussed. Whether for business or home use, this class
will give you the tools you need.
Cousineau 9:00am-noon MWF 48988
to 11/6 Bend BEC 156 Cost
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