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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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.
Ralph Delamarter            9:00am-noon TuTh          48999
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

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                    49068
10/10                                   9:00am-1:00 Sa
10/17                                   8:00am-1:00 Sa               Cost $79                              

Ralph Delamarter             8:00am-noon TuTh           49000
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

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                     49069
11/7                                    9:00am-1:00 Sa
11/14                                  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              1:00pm-4:00 MWF                 49036
10/12 to 10/16                  Bend BEC 160                      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 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 W                   49026
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

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 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.  Other applications that handle photo organization will be discussed. Whether for business or home use, this class will give you the tools you need. 
Lars Cousineau                 9:00am-noon MWF               48988
11/2 to 11/6                        Bend BEC 156                     Cost $89
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