Photography Club of Sun City Studio Classes for Fall 2015, Part 1
Online registration and payment for classes being offered September 21 - October 30 will open at Noon on Monday, September 14. To register, click the Eventbrite logo below and follow instructions to reserve your space in the class or classes of your choice. Classes are open only to members of the Photography Club of Sun City Hilton Head. If you are not currently a member, please click here to access the online 2016 Membership Form, enter the information and tap the Submit button. Your membership will be effective for the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016.
003 1 12 seats Tues Oct 20 10:00 am noon
With so many cameras available, how do you pick the correct one? In this course we will cover the important considerations in making the right choice depending on how you want to use your camera. These include: point & shoot vs SLR, wide angle vs telephoto, when more optical zoom is important, image stabilization and it's importance, face recognition, flash considerations, the myth surrounding megapixels, taking high quality movies, etc. This course is primarily for people who are considering buying their first digital camera or who are thinking about upgrading to a more versatile camera.
004 1 12 seats Thur Oct 15 1:00 2:30 pm
This review of the Competition Guidelines will prepare you for the monthly Club competitions. It will cover the current year rules, photo selection, printing and mounting options. Everything you need to know to get started and feel comfortable entering the competitions.
- Part 1 (Needed for certification)
009 1 5 seats Tues Sept 22 10:00 am noon Assistant: Jeannine Rowe
009 2 5 seats Mon Oct 12 10:00 am noon Assistant: Jeannine Rowe
This class is a hands-on instruction of the basic single-mat cutting only. Learn to dry mount your photo, measure correctly, do proper cutting for a single mat and do finish trimming of mat. You must bring an 8 X 10 photo.
010 1 5 seats Fri Sept 25 10:00 am noon Assistant: Gracene Peluso
010 2 5 :00 am noon Assistant: Gracene Peluso
This class is a hands-on instruction on learning to cut double and/or triple mats. You MUST bring an 8x10 photo. Prerequisite - Mat Cutting 1
Software Should I Choose?
014 1 12 seats Wed Sept 30 10:00 noon
014 2 12 seats Thur Oct 29 1:00 3:00 pm
This class will provide a basic introduction to what you can do with photo editing software. Three options will be discussed Picasa, Photoshop Elements, and Lightroom. Some of the basic features of each type of software will be demonstrated. This is NOT an in-depth instruction on how to use these products. The class will provide you with an overview of each of these products so that you can make an informed decision about which product will work best for you.
Apples New Photos App
016 1 12 seats Tue Oct 27 1:00 3:00 pm
This class will provide information on moving your pictures from iPhoto or Aperture to the new Photos App and will provide information on the differences between iPhoto and Photos. You should learn how to create albums, the basics of editing your pictures in Photos and developing slideshows and other creative projects. It will demonstrate how you may want to organize and store your pictures in the cloud or on your hardware.
030 1 5 seats Mon Sept 21 10:00 - noon
030 2 5 seats Fri Oct 9 10:00 - noon
030 3 5 seats Mon Oct 19 10:00 noon
Each Epson 3880 Printer training session is limited to five (5) participants so that each person can have a hands-on experience. These sessions will be for members who have some knowledge of Photoshop/Lightroom/Picasa and printing experience. Each participant should bring two (2) edited (ready to print) image files on a thumb drive or a CD.
Cut-Sheet Printing Training
Rich de Asla
031 1 5 seats Wed Sept 23 1:00 3:00 pm
031 2 5 seats Wed Oct 14 1:00 3:00 pm
Cut-sheet printing training sessions with the Epson 7900 printer are limited to five (5) participants so that each person can have a hands-on experience. These sessions will be for members who have some knowledge of Photoshop or Lightroom and who have printing experience with the Epson 3880 or equivalent. Each participant should bring two (2) edited (ready to print) image files on a thumb drive or a CD.
With External Speedlites Part
I (On Camera Flash)
038 1 6 seats Mon Oct 26 9:00 noon
Flash photography does not have to be complicated and intimidating. This class is for users that have cameras with a which accommodates an external speedlight such as Nikon, Canon, or other flash manufacturers. Part I is a 3 hr. Class which covers the basics of speedlights and what they are designed to do when they are attached directly to the . This is called on camera flash and has many applications with different lighting situations. Since the speedlight is attached to the camera there are many ways to reposition the light which is incident on the subject and to soften the light quality to give more pleasing photos. This Class demonstrates the techniques and is followed by class member participation in a problem solving workshop to deal with difficult lighting situations.
Know Your Camera Digital Camera Basics
106 1 12 seats Tues Oct 13 10:00 am : Tom Rhyne
106 2 12 seats Wed Oct 28 10:00 am noon Assistant: Tom Rhyne
Even basic digital cameras can be a little intimidating for those who are not familiar with the modern day digital camera. This workshop is oriented to the first time user of a digital camera. Please bring your camera, batteries if not already installed, and the cameraʼs manual. By the end of the class participants will: 1) develop an understanding of the simplicity of using a digital camera in its manual modes and 2) will feel confident in their ability to take photographs under everyday conditions. After completion of the class, participants should feel competent to submit a photo in the novice level of the next Photography Club of Sun City monthly competition.
108 1 12 seats Wed Oct 21 10:00 am noon
Discussion of the fundamental applications of Picasa; Demonstrations of how and when to apply Picasa techniques; How to create award winning photos, examples on hand; Creating art from a photograph; Detail discussion of 16 Picasa enhancements; Follow-up individual assistance available on request .
and Camera Settings
111 1 12 seats Mon Sept 28 9:30 am noon
The intent is to present the best practices for composing and photographing with the best camera technique. We combine guidelines for good composition and what to expect from various basic and advanced camera settings so that rewarding photo experiences are obtained.
204 1 12 seats Tue Sept 22 1:00 3:00 pm
This course will be oriented towards wildlife photography in Sun City. It will include basic principles and techniques, equipment needed and the importance of being opportunistic when taking photos. Examples using digital cameras mounted on small scopes and compact super zoom cameras will be presented. Bringing your camera to this session is optional.
Rich de Asla
217 1 8 seats Wed Sept 30 1:00 3:30 pm
Many consider Adobe Lightroom a must have program for professional and amateur photographers. It incorporates the same Raw Engine as Photoshop CC and CS6 and several experts have called the print module the best in the business. It has a more user friendly user interface (UI) than Adobe Photoshop and all the raw adjustments can be applied to jpg and tiff files directly, without having to do an import as Raw. The class will demonstrate ways to use the Library, Develop, and Print modules. These three modules constitute the essence of what is needed to edit approximately 80 to 90% of photographs. Interfacing and integration with Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC will demonstrated. The Map, Book, Slideshow and Web modules will be briefly described.
with your Camera: a Workshop
306 1 8 seats Wed Sept 23 9:30 am noon
Capturing motion in your pictures is often difficult. However, by understanding and utilizing varying shutter speeds and with practice, exciting images can be obtained. This hands on class will include demonstrations and exercises for stopping and depicting motion. A field trip to practice skills will also be included. Students should be familiar with camera adjustments and will need a tripod.
Rich de Asla
315 1 8 seats Wed Oct 7 1:00 3:30 pm
This class will explore in depth the Develop Module in Adobe Lightroom.
Rich de Asla
316 1 10 seats Wed Oct 28 1:00 3:30 pm
Class discussion for experienced Lightroom users who will share their favorite processing techniques using Adobe Lightroom. Additional minor features of Lightroom will be covered.
the Google Nik Collection
320 1 12 seats Tue Sept 29 9:30 am noon
This class provides an introduction to the Google Nik Collection, a set of plugins which can be used as extensions to Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements for processing digital images in both color and black and white. Students should have at least a limited experience processing digital images using Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements in order to gain from this class.
Photography Help Sessions
Rich de Asla
Every Thursday morning from 9:30 until Noon, Rich de Asla or one of the other expert photographers from the club will be available in the Studio to help answer your photography questions. No registration is needed; just bring your questions related to photography your camera, your photographs, or storing and editing your photographs and computer issues related to photography.
Black and White Users Group
Fourth :00 4:00 pm
No sign-up needed; just come into the studio on the scheduled dates!! Group will focus on digital black and white photography.
Lightroom Users Group
Rich de Asla and Jim Wilson
Second :00 4:00 pm
No sign-up needed; just come into the studio on the scheduled dates (2nd Monday)!! Group will focus on processing digital photographs using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Alternate :00 9:00 pm
No sign-up needed; just come into the studio on the scheduled dates!! Group will focus on creativity in photography; what is a good photograph, what we look for when we take a photograph, what attracts us to a scene, how to make our photographs better, and taking it to the next step. Each session will consist of critiques (of our photographs and of famous photographs), reading assignments and photo assignments.
Canon DSLR Users Group
Third :00 9:00 pm
No sign-up needed; just come into the studio on the scheduled dates!! This is a Forum for Canon DSLR Camera users to learn and share their knowledge about the capabilities of Canon DSLR Cameras, Lenses, Speedlite Flash Units and other Accessories. The Group meets monthly (3rd Thurs.) in the Studio to discuss predetermined Topics of Interest and other Q&As.
Nikon DSLR Users Group
First :00 9:00 pm
No sign-up needed; just come into the studio on the scheduled dates!! This is a Forum for Nikon DSLR Camera users to learn and share their knowledge about the capabilities of Nikon DSLR Cameras, Lenses, Flash Units and other Accessories. The Group meets monthly (1st Thurs.) in the Studio to discuss predetermined Topics of Interest and other Q&As.
Panasonic Users Group
Third :00 4:30 pm
No sign-up needed; just come to the studio on the scheduled dates. This is a forum for Panasonic Lumix Camera users to learn and share their knowledge about the capabilities of Panasonic Lumix Cameras. The Group meets monthly (3rd Wed.) to discuss Topics of Interest and other Q&As.