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 from a professional photographer. Bring your camera and user's manual. 
Robert Agli                 9:00am-4:00 Sa                  18316
1/16                           Bend PIO 114                     Cost $99                              

Ralph Delamarter        9:00am-noon TuTh               18346
2/16 to 2/18                Bend BEC 154                     Cost $99                              

Timothy Park              9:00am-4:00 Sa                  18349
3/5                             Redmond RTEC 124            Cost $99                              


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 taught by a professional photographer and is intended for those 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 manual. 
Robert Agli                 Bend PIO 114                      18315
1/30                          9:00am-1:00 Sa  
2/6                            8:00am-1:00 Sa                   Cost $99              

Ralph Delamarter       8:00am-noon TuTh                 18345
3/1 to 3/3                   Bend CHLAB 301                 Cost $99                              

Timothy Park             5:30pm-9:00 MW                   18348
3/14 to 3/16               Redmond RTEC 124              Cost $99

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. Taught by professional photographer. 
Robert Agli                Bend PIO 114                     18314
2/27                          9:00am-1:00 Sa
3/5                            8:00am-1:00 Sa                 Cost $99              


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. 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. There is a short field trip the second session to practice what is learned. 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. Taught by professional photographer.
Abbott Schindler       1:00pm-4:00 MWF              18385
1/25 to 1/29              Bend BEC 160                   Cost $99                              


NEW! Flash Photography Fundamentals
Photography is all about light! Learn how to see light from a photographic perspective and how to work with the core functions of professional flash and supplemental lighting techniques. Develop understanding and control of light with any photographic subject. This course is taught be a professional photographer and is intended for photographers who understand their camera's exposure controls and basic functions. Portable electronic flash is used extensively in this class, but is not required. Please bring your equipment to every class.
Brenden Butler          6:00pm-8:00 W                  18594
3/2 to 3/16                Bend MAZ 220                   Cost $99

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 correct camera work not photo editing. 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                  18380
2/3 to 2/17                Bend MAZ 220                   Cost $89                              


NEW! Photo Essays
Learn how to form a narrative with a collection of photographs. Students will advance their story-telling photography skills by working on a project, selecting their photographs and presenting a photo essay. Learn how to organize and display photographs to communicate visually. All levels welcome but you must be comfortable operating your own camera equipment. 
Rob Kerr                  6:00pm-8:00 Th                 18508
2/25 to 3/17             Bend PIO 114                    Cost $99              


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. Taught by a professional photographer. 
Timothy Park          5:30pm-8:30 Th                  18525
1/21                       Redmond RTEC 127           Cost $59                              

Timothy Park          5:30pm-8:30 M                   18564
2/29                       Bend CHLAB 301                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             18308
2/22 to 2/26             Bend BEC 156                   Cost $89

A Creative Journey with Parish Kohanim – Canon Explorers of Light
Parish Kohanim's presentations reveal a versatile and exciting career of over three decades.  He shares images taken throughout his successful years in commercial photography, giving "behind the scenes" anecdotes and revealing what it takes to put a major shoot together and execute it successfully.
Parish Kohanim         9:00am-noon Sa               18531
4/16                         Bend PCA                        Cost $15

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