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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Spring 2015 Classes

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Basic Photography
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. 
Timothy Park                     9:00am-4:00 Sa                  27640
4/18                                  Redmond RTEC 124          Cost $79                              

Ralph Delamarter               9:00am-noon TuTh              27607
4/28 to 4/30                       COCC LIB 221                    Cost $79                              

Timothy Park                     6:00pm-9:00 Tu                  27654
5/26 to 6/2                         Prineville PRI 111               Cost $79

Intermediate Photography
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                 27723
4/25                                    9:00am-1:00 Sa
5/2                                      8:00am-1:00 Sa             Cost $79

Timothy Park                       9:00am-1:00 Sa              27638
5/2 to 5/9                            Redmond RTEC 124        Cost $79                              

Ralph Delamarter                 8:00am-noon TuTh          27606
5/19 to 5/21                         Bend BEC BDRM           Cost $79

Advanced Photography
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                   27724
5/30                                 9:00am-1:00 Sa
6/6                                   8:00am-1:00 Sa               Cost $79

Composition: A Key to Better Images
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
                Bend CHLAB 301            27620
4/23 & 4/30                       6:00pm-9:00 Th
4/25                                  9:00am-noon Sa             Cost $89                

Photojournalism Basics
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 W                  27645
5/6 to 5/20                        Bend MAZ 220                 Cost $89

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                      6:00pm-9:00 M                  27639
4/27                                   Bend CCB 116A               Cost $59                              

Timothy Park                     6:00pm-9:00 Tu                 27653
5/12                                   Sisters DPL-SI                 Cost $59

NEW! Organize & Secure Your Digital Photos
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 and looking at other applications that handle photo organization. Whether for business or home use this class will give you the tools you need. 
Lars Cousineau                 9:00am-noon M                 27560
4/27 to 5/11                       Bend BEC 156                  Cost $89

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Specialty Photography Classes -

We offer a wide range of photography classes including wildlife, composition, landscapes, sports and action, and much more.

No Limits! George Lepp's Best Techniques

George will demonstrate how to achieve unlimited depth of field in both high-magnification and landscape subjects; portray action, such as lightning strikes and subject movement, in panoramas; improve story-telling with high-definition DSLR video, time-lapse sequencing, and cinemagraphs; get closer while minimizing impact on wildlife subjects with remote camera operation and long lenses; reinterpret the black and white image with infrared capture; and apply high dynamic range to empower scenic work, all in the contexts of creative composition, environmental sensitivity, and photographic responsibility.
George Lepp                      9:00am-4:00 Sa             18236
4/11                                   Bend PCA                    Cost $15

Wildland Photography
Rediscover nature photography by creating a stronger, personal vision of the images you want to capture. Then develop new ways of 'seeing' nature and the relationships among natural subjects. See how acclaimed photographers have captured natural images and finally develop a deeper understanding of composition techniques and how to apply them to your personal vision. Class includes a field trip on Thursday. 
Abbott Schindler                 Bend BEC 154                27635
5/27                                   9:00am-noon W
5/28                                    9:00am-3:00 Th             Cost $79

NEW! Photography Workshop at The Oregon Garden & Silver Falls State Park
Experience two beautiful Oregon locations with your camera and creativity. Spend two enjoyable days exploring The Oregon Garden and Silver Falls State Park. Improve your flower, landscape and waterfall photography skills and learn new ways to use your camera and post-processing tools. Your camera must have close-up capabilities and you'll need to bring a tripod. You are also encouraged to bring a computer with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, or Apple iPhoto if you wish to process your images during class. One pre-trip class session on 6/2 and one post-trip class session on 6/16. Excursion to The Oregon Garden Resort and Silver Falls State Park meeting at 3 pm on 6/9 through late afternoon 6/10. This experience includes classroom and field instruction and facilitation. Does not include overnight stay at The Oregon Garden Resort on 6/9. Contact The Oregon Garden Resort to secure lodging which usually includes breakfast, dinner and admission to The Oregon Garden. All travelers will need an Oregon State Park Pass. Registration deadline 5/13, 5pm. No refunds after 5/13. Dates, schedules, program details, trip leadership, and costs, although provided in good faith based on the information available at the time of publication of this document are subject to change and revision. Field sessions will take place rain or shine. Liability form required. Difficulty Level 2.
Abbott Schindler                 Bend CHLAB 301             27691
6/2 to 6/10                         9:00am-11:00 Tu (Classroom Session)     
Cost $299                          TuW (Field Sessions)


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