Photography Club of Sun City Studio Classes for Fall 2014

 Online registration for Fall Classes will be available Wednesday, September 10th at 11:00AM. Click on the Eventbrite logo and follow instructions to register online. (Do not attempt to register prior to opening date/time.)

Eventbrite - Fall 2014 Photography Class Registration

Class # 003: Choosing a New Camera; Instructor Bob Kampwirth

Space for 12 participants                                               Cost: $5

Class ID # 003 1: Friday, 11/14, 1:00 3:00 PM

Class Description: 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 its 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.

 

Class # 004: Competition Guideline Review; Instructor - Rich Matheny

Space for 12 participants                                               Cost: Free

Class ID # 004 - 1: Thursday, 11/13, 1:00-2:00pm

Class Description: 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.

 

Class # 009: Mat Cutting - Part 1 (Needed for certification); Instructor - Gracene Peluso

Space for 5 participants                                                 Cost: $5 plus materials

Class ID # 009 - 3: Tuesday, 11/4, 1:00-3:00pm

Class Description: 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.

 

Class # 010: Mat Cutting - Part 2; Instructor - Jeannine Rowe

Space for 5 participants                                                 Cost: $5 plus materials

Class ID #010 - 3: Tuesday, 11/11, 10:00-noon

Class Description: This class is a hands-on instruction on learning to cut double and/or triple mats. You must bring an 8 X 10 photo. Prerequisite - Mat Cutting 1

  

Class # 012: Monitor Training & Studio Certification; Instructor - BJ Campbell

Space for 12 participants                                               Cost: Free

Class ID # 012 - 3: Tuesday, 11/18, 10:30-noon

Class Description: The Studio Education Committee recommends that every member receive instruction on Studio procedures including training to monitor classes. Participants will learn how to access and secure the Studio, perform class monitor duties, register members for classes, register new members, and complete emergency procedures. This is essential training for the many members who volunteer to monitor classes. The Club continues to have a strong class schedule only with the assistance of the volunteer monitors and instructors.  In addition, any member who would like to reserve the studio must take this training. Members who have taken classes that provide equipment certification in matting, lighting, printing, scanning, etc. can take advantage of reserved Studio time once they complete this training session. This assures that all members of the Photography Club take responsibility for the effective and safe use of the Studio.

 

Class # 030: Epson 3880 Printer Training; Instructor - Corky Burt

Space for 5 participants                                                 Cost: $5, includes one 8X10 print

Class ID # 030 - 1: Monday, 11/10, 10:00-noon

Class Description: 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/Picasa and printing experience.  Each participant should bring two (2) edited (ready to print) image files on a thumb drive or a CD.

 

Class # 031: Epson 7900 Cut-Sheet Printing Training; Instructor - Rich de Asla

Space for 5 participants                                                 Cost: $5, includes one 8X10 print

Class ID #031-1: Monday, 11/17, 9:30-noon

Class Description: 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.

 

Class # 036: Studio Strobe Lighting - BASIC; Instructor - Corky Burt

Space for 5 participants                                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 036 - 1: Wednesday, 11/5, 9:30 Am - noon

Class Description: This class is limited to camera users  that have a "hot shoe" which will accommodate a triggering device to activate the strobe lights. Since the equipment is a bit complicated, this Session covers  all aspects of use including safety and how to use Manual camera settings to make quick adjustments. Our goal is to have every Student prepared to begin photographing with strobes. Bring your camera to this session!!

 

Class # 106: Get to Know Your Camera - Digital Camera Basics; Instructor - Stan Abrahamson

Space for 12 participants                                               Cost: $5

Class ID # 106 - 3: Tuesday, 11/18, 1:00-3:00pm

Class Description: 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.

 

Class # 108: Photo Enhancement with Picasa; Instructor - Randy Bolduc

Space for 8 participants                                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 108 - 3: Wednesday, 11/12, 1:00-3:00pm

Class Description: 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 .

 

Class # 220: Macro Images for Removable-Lens Cameras; Instructor - John Burrack

Space for 8 participants                                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 220 - 1: Wednesday, 11/12, 10:00-noon

Class Description: Removable lens cameras (DSLRs, ILCs, Micro 4/3 and etc.) offer many and diverse opportunities to capture high magnification or "Macro" images.  In this class we will define "Macro" and what to look for in the lenses already in your bag as well as techniques, other lenses and add-on equipment available to increase magnification.  Bring your camera and at least one lens and we will set up to capture some close-ups.

 

Photography Help Sessions; with Rich de Asla

Every Thursday morning from 9:30 until Noon                   Cost: Free

Class Description: Rich de Asla 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 & White Users' Group; Facilitator Tom Mills

Thursday, Oct 23, 2 4 PM                                                    Cost Free

Class Description: No sign-up needed; just come into the studio on the scheduled dates!! The group will meet on the 4th Thursday of each month and will focus on digital black and white photography.

 

Lightroom Users' Group; Facilitator Rich de Asla

                                                                                                              Cost: Free

Monday, Nov 10, 3:30 5:00 PM

Class Description: No sign-up needed; just come into the studio on the scheduled dates!! The group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month and will focus on on processing digital photographs using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

  

Creativity Workshop

                                                                                                                Cost: Free

Wed, Nov 12, 7 9 PM

Wed, Nov 26, 7 9 PM

Wed, Dec 10, 7 9 PM

Class Description: 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; Facilitator Corky Burt

                                                                                                                Cost: Free

Thurs, Nov 20, 7 9 PM

Thurs, Dec 18, 7 9 PM

Class Description: 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; Facilitator Jim Wilson

                                                                                                                Cost: Free

Thurs, Nov 6, 7 9 PM

Thurs, Dec 4, 7 9 PM

Class Description: 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 Lumix Users' Group; Facilitator Bob Kampwirth

                                                                                                Cost: Free

Wed, Nov 19, 3:00 4:30 PM

Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 4:30 PM

Class Description: No sign-up needed; just come to Hidden Cypress 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 pre-determined Topics of Interest and other Q&As.

 

Open Studio monitor on duty from 10 AM until Noon each Saturday morning except for September 27 when the Craft Center is closed for the parking lot sale. Come in to the studio to view the exhibit or, if you have certification, to work on projects.