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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Spring & Summer 2015 Classes

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

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.
Timothy Park                     6:00pm-9:00 Tu                  27654
5/26 to 6/2                         Prineville PRI 111               Cost $79

Robert Agli                       9:00am-4:00 Sa                  36240
7/18                                 Bend PIO 114                     Cost $79                              

Timothy Park                    9:00am-4:00 Sa                  36315
7/25                                 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.      
Ralph Delamarter                 8:00am-noon TuTh          27606
5/19 to 5/21                         Bend BEC BDRM           Cost $79

Robert Agli                          Bend PIO 114                   36241
8/1                                     9:00am-1:00 Sa
8/8                                     8:00am-1:00 Sa Cost $79                              

Timothy Park                       9:00am-1:00 Sa                36314
9/12 to 9/19                         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                   27724
5/30                                 9:00am-1:00 Sa
6/6                                   8:00am-1:00 Sa               Cost $79    

NEW! Revealing the Ordinary with Photo Techniques
Learn to utilize light and point of view to reveal the beauty in ordinary objects around you. See the contrast in using B&W as opposed to color. Understand the advantages of different picture formats and how to enhance images with post-processing. 
Mick Briscoe                       6:00pm-9:00 Th                 36182
7/9 to 7/30                          Redmond RTEC 218         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.
Timothy Park                     5:30pm-8:30 Tu                 36224
7/14                                  Bend CHLAB 301               Cost $59

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              9:00am-noon WF             36242
8/19 to 8/26                        Bend CHLAB 301               Cost $89                            

                
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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.

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 Thursday. 
Abbott Schindler                 Bend BEC 154                27635
5/27                                   9:00am-noon W
5/28                                    9:00am-3:00 Th             Cost $79

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