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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. 

iPhone Photography Basics
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone. This class will teach you how to use the camera more effectively, basic composition, editing images, and apps that add features and benefits. Taught by a professional photographer.                                
Timothy Park                  5:30pm-8:30 M                     49545
11/14                              Bend CHLAB 301                 Cost $59                                     

NEW! The New Photograph – Canon Explorers of Light Program
Technology is enabling photography to capture images of the earth and light in new ways, and to edit these new captures with a degree of finesse and precision undreamed of in the darkroom. From more realistic renditions of the real world, to cameras now liberated from blocked infrared, to hand-held stereo, wide-dynamic range, corrected perspective, panoramics, huge stitched-composite files for high resolution files, GPS enabled location, metadata and geo-views, and on the fly video from the same device, all of these new capabilities mean more power for the photographer to record and describe what they see. This empowers the imagemaker, and increases likely sale of the images. This lecture will be a survey of these capabilities and suggested workflow to handle them. For more information, visit our Canon Explorers of Light Webpage.
Stephen Johnson               9:00am-noon Sa                49476
11/12                                  Bend PCA                          Cost $15

Basic Photography
Are you new to digital photography? Do you use a camera with automatic settings? Come let a professional photographer improve your understanding of what makes a good picture and how to take one.  Learn camera basics, lighting, key shooting techniques and much more. Bring your camera and user’s manual. 
Timothy Park                     9:00am-4:00 Sa                  49609
10/29                                Redmond RTEC 127            Cost $99                                                                            

NEW! Photographic Composition Workshop 
Central Oregon has unbelievably beautiful areas to photograph. But how do you get the best picture? What is it about certain pictures that attract your eye? This class will help you make compelling images by understanding how to create and express your vision with the help of a camera. Get the fundamentals of composition in class. And then make use of your new learning right away with a field trip on Saturday. 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. 
Abbott Schindler                  Bend PIO 114                     49495
11/14, 16 & 21                     5:30pm-7:30 MW
11/19                                     7:00am-3:00 Sa                  Cost $199                                    

Fine Art Landscape Photography
Learn the fundamental principles of fine art landscape photography. Explore new techniques in Adobe Photoshop for preparing digital files for print output, digital printing for gold leaf and acrylic paint, and creating new unique textures. Students will take a field trip to capture photos to use in class. In order to be successful in this class you need to know: basic camera functions, manual exposition, and basic understanding of depth of field and composition. This is an intermediate level course and is taught by a professional fine art photographer. 
Breezy Winters                  Bend BEC 156                   49530
11/4                                   2:30pm-8:00 F
11/5                                   9:00am-4:00 Sa                 Cost $149
NEW! Travel & Vacation Photography

Have you ever returned from a fun-filled family vacation or a picturesque destination, only to find that the photos you captured do not do the trip justice? This course is designed for those looking to improve their photographic skills, with a focus on location photography. Class will cover trip planning, gear selection and crafting images that capture the essence of a location, while still enjoying your travels. Scenic photography, food, architecture, and photographing people will also be covered. Practice your new skills on a field trip to downtown Bend and Drake Park. All camera formats are welcome but please have some familiarity with your camera of choice.
Lalove Benedict                Bend MAZ 224                   49643
10/27 & 11/1                      6:00pm-9:00 TuTh
10/29                                 9:00am-noon Sa                 Cost $99      

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