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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. 

Basic Photography
Are you new to digital photography? Gain an understanding of what makes a good picture and how to take one regardless of the type 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 from a professional photographer. Bring your camera and user’s manual. 
Robert Agli                   9:00am-4:00 Sa                   18722
1/21                              Bend HCC 230                     Cost $79               

Ralph Delamarter          9:00am-noon TuTh              18733
2/28 to 3/2                     Bend BEC 152                     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 taught by a professional photographer and is intended for those 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. 
Robert Agli                  Bend HCC 230                         18721
2/11                             9:00am-1:00 Sa
2/18                             8:00am-1:00 Sa                       Cost $99                                                               

Ralph Delamarter        8:00am-noon TuTh                   18732
3/21 to 3/23                 Bend BEC 152                          Cost $99               

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. Bring your camera, lenses and manual.  A camera capable of manual exposure controls is required. Taught by professional photographer. 
Robert Agli                    Bend HCC 230                      18719
3/11                               9:00am-1:00 Sa  
3/18                               8:00am-1:00 Sa                    Cost $99                               
               

Photo Essays 
Learn how to form a narrative with a collection of photographs. Students will advance their story-telling photography skills by working on a project, selecting their photographs and presenting a photo essay. Learn how to organize and display photographs to communicate visually. All levels welcome. Bring a camera that you are comfortable operating. 
Rob Kerr                       6:00pm-8:00 Th                    18742
3/2 to 3/23                     Bend HCC 260                      Cost $99              


Photojournalism Basics
Discover how to tell stories with your photographs. This course will teach you techniques to make your photographs convey an idea or tell a story. The focus will be on correct camera work, not photo editing. Learn to optimize your photos to create great first impressions. A perfect course for wedding photographers, website designers, publishers and bloggers. Amateurs welcome.  
Rob Kerr                        6:00pm-8:00 Th                  18741
2/2 to 2/16                     Bend HCC 260                    Cost $89               


Composition: Make Your Landscape Photos Stand Out

Central Oregon has unbelievably beautiful areas to photograph. Bring your passion and discover how to capture the beauty of our region and create compelling images with your camera. Learn the fundamentals of composition and then practice your skills during a field trip on Saturday (3/18). Prerequisite: Must have a good understanding of how to use your camera’s controls and manual features.
Abbott Schindler             Bend HCC 190                     18836
3/7 to 3/14                      5:30pm-7:30 TuTh
3/18                                7:00am-3:00 Sa                   Cost $99                              


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 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                    18874
1/13                                 noon-6:00 F
1/14                                 9:00am-4:00 Sa                  Cost $129                                                                                                                                                                                           
           
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