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.
Spring 2015 Classes
To register, click on class title or call (541) 383-7270.
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 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
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
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
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
Specialty Photography Classes -
We offer a wide range of photography classes including wildlife, composition, landscapes, sports and action, and much more.
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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