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? 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.                
Timothy Park                     9:00am-4:00 Sa                  27245
4/26                                  Redmond RDM1 114
Cost $69

Robert Agli                         9:00am-noon TuTh              27265
5/13 to 5/15                        Bend BEC 154
Cost $69

Michael Jensen                  9:00am-4:00 Sa                   27211
5/31                                   Bend PIO 232
Cost $69

iPhone Photography & Videography Classes New classes available this Spring.

Intermediate Photography
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
5/10                                   9:00am-1:00 Sa                  27283
5/17                                   8:00am-1:00 Sa                  
Cost $69

Russ Schulz                       9:00am-1:00 Sa                 27118
5/22 to 5/29                         Madras MDR 120                
Cost $69

Timothy Park                      9:00am-1:00 Sa                  27284        
5/31 to 6/7                          Redmond RDM1 125              
Cost $69

Advanced Photography
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                                                               27282
5/31                                 9:00am-1:00 Sa                Bend PIO 114 
6/7                                   8:00am-1:00 Sa                
Cost $75

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 you 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 you'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                      Bend CHLAB 301               27309
6/3                                         12:30pm-4:30 Tu
6/10                                        12:30pm-3:30 Tu
Cost $75       

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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. 

Shoot and Edit: Landscapes
Learn the basics and finer points of photographing and editing creative landscapes. This class is an intense two-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                     27179
5/7                                   5:00pm-9:00 W  
5/10                                 6:00am-noon Sa               
Cost $79

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 Saturday.
Abbott Schindler                     Bend PIO 114                27332
5/16                                       5:30pm-8:30 F
5/17                                       8:00am-2:00 Sa  
Cost $75     

NEW! Intro to Flash Photography
Tired of washed out pictures and too many shadows or things not looking right when you use your flash? This is the class for you. Become proficient in flash usage. Know when and where to use it to get the best exposure. See the many different settings in which you can use your flash to improve your photos.
Michael Jensen                   1:00pm-4:00 Tu                 27181
5/20 to 5/27                        Bend CHLAB 207
Cost $75

Wildflowers of the Cascades Hiking & Photography
With the expertise of two instructors, you will learn to identify and beautifully photograph diverse wildflowers of the Cascades. Photography instructor Abbott Schindler will instruct in the photographic arts bringing his skills capturing nature with your camera. Damian Fagan will share his expertise in wildflowers and hiking. Your first classroom session will cover all you need to know for the hikes including outdoor ethics, safety and gear both hiking and photography You'll discuss wildflower identification and photographic principles and techniques. Three field sessions will get you into nature to practice your photography and wildflower identification with both instructors. Hikes will begin early in the morning for best light and will be approximately 4 miles in length. One field session may take place in the late afternoon or evening. Times will be discussed in the first classroom session. Your final classroom session, following your last hike, includes review and photo sharing. Many types of cameras will work for this class. The best results will come from cameras with interchangeable lenses with close up capabilities. This class does not cover how to upload images to your computer or how to post-process images. Hiking locations will be dependent on trail and wildflower conditions. Field sessions will take place rain or shine. Difficulty level 2. Liability form required.
Damian Fagan & Abbott Schindler
6/6 (Friday) 1:00pm-03:00 (Classroom Session) Bend CHLAB 301
6/13 to 06/27 (Fridays) 7:00am-1:00 (Field Sessions)
Cost $295.00 CRN 35971             

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