Photography Classes

Fall 2014 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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To register, click on class title or call (541) 383-7270.

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.                
Russ Schulz                       6:00pm-9:00 Th                  48620
10/23 to 10/30                     Madras MDR 120
Cost $75

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 manual.  The second day includes a field trip.
Timothy Park                     9:00am-1:00 Sa                     48678
10/25 to 11/01                     Redmond RDM1 125
Cost $75

Ralph Delamarter               8:00am-noon Tu                     48609
10/28 to 11/14                     Bend CHLAB 301
Cost $75

Russ Schulz                      6:00pm-9:00  Th                    48619
11/13 to 11/20                     Madras  MDR 120
Cost $75

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                        9:00am-1:00 Sa                    48750
12/6 to 12/13                      Bend PIO 114
Cost $79                

Digital Product Photography II
This three part class will focus on taking product photos with digital DSLR cameras using intermediate in-studio photography and retouching techniques. We will be covering: creating fine-detail extreme close up shots (macros); editorial staging of props; modern layouts for multi-product shots; maintaining clarity of detail and true-to-life colors; and a variety of retouching techniques to achieve modern popular post-processing looks.
Michael Catanachapodaca          6:00pm-9:00 Th                 48625
10/30 to 11/13                            Bend PIO 114
Cost $99                 

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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. 

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
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