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 - 1: Tuesday, 9/23, 10:00-noon

Class ID # 009 - 2: Monday, 10/20, 1:00-3:00pm

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 -1: Friday, 9/26, 10:00-noon

Class ID # 010 - 2: Wednesday, 10/22, 10:00-noon

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 -1: Tuesday, 9/30, 10:30-noon

Class ID # 012 - 2: Tuesday, 10/14, 10:30-noon

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 # 025: Essential Camera Terms; Instructor Bob Kampwirth

Space for 12 participants                                               Cost: $5

Class ID # 025 1: Wednesday, 10/29, 1:00 3:00 PM

Class Description: Confused about all the camera lingo such as aperture priority, focal length, f-stop, face detection, macro, image stabilization, etc. These and many other terms associated with using modern digital cameras will be explained along with examples of how they are used in cameras.

 

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 # 034: Studio Fluorescent Lighting - BASIC; Instructor - Corky Burt

Space for 5 participants                                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 034 - 1: Monday, 9/15, 9:30 AM - noon

Class Description: The is a good start point to learn about Studio Lighting for photographing objects such as jewelry, ceramics, artwork or portraits. Since the lights are continuously "on" there is no triggering required which  is ideal for point and shot camera users. The Class is mostly live demonstration and hands- on photo shooting by the students. Familiarity with your camera "Exposure Compensation" setting and how to lighten or darken the image is important. BRING YOUR CAMERA ALONG TO THIS CLASS!!

 

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 - 1: Tuesday, 9/16, 1:00-3:00 pm

Class ID # 106 - 2: Monday, 10/20, 10:00-noon

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 - 1: Wednesday, 9/17, 10:00-noon

Class ID # 108 - 2: Wednesday, 10/15, 10:00-noon

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 # 112: Transferring Your Pictures; Instructor - John Burrack

Space for 10 participants                                               Cost: $5

Class ID # 112 - 1: Tuesday, 9/16, 10:00-noon

Class Description: You've taken pictures with your camera.  This class will look at how to store your digital images and how to share your pictures digitally via e-mail, cloud storage or printing them on printers other than your home printer.  We will review the steps for electronic submission to PCSC monthly competitions.

 

Class # 116: General Photography Workshop - Beginner/Novice; Instructor - Corky Burt

Space for 5 participants                                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 116 - 1: Tuesday, 10/7, 9:00-noon

Class Description: This is a hands-on, photo taking Session where we use the best practices of composition and "basic" camera technique to photograph various subjects with creative lighting and optimized camera settings. Our goal is to achieve well exposed, crisp photos which routinely show very good image quality. As time permits we will compare our work in the Classroom. Bring your camera to this session!!

 

Class # 204: Introduction to Wildlife Photography; Instructor Bob Kampwirth

Space for 12 participants                                               Cost: $5

Class ID # 204 1: Wednesday, 10/22, 1:00 3:00 PM

Class Description: 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.

 

Class # 216: General Photography Workshop - Intermediate/Advanced; Instructor - Corky Burt

Space for 5 participants                                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 216 - 1: Tuesday, 10/21, 9:00-noon

Class Description: This is a photo taking session where we more aggressively use the best practices of composition and advanced camera settings. This Session assumes the Student routinely uses "basic" settings and may have tried more advanced settings. Much time is devoted to using Aperture and Shutter Priority and Manual settings to obtain the "look" we desire. Please be prepared to set your camera to these three setting. Bring your camera to this session!!

  

Class # 217: Lightroom 5: An Overview; Instructor - Rich de Asla

Space for 8 participants                                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 217 - 1: Monday, 9/22, 9:30-noon

Class Description: Many consider Lightroom a must have program for Professional and amateur Photographers.  It incorporates the same "Raw Engine" as Photochop CS 6 several experts have called the pirnt module "the best in the business".  It has a more user friendly user interface (UI) than 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 CS 5 or 6 will demonstrated.  The Map, Book, Slideshow and Web modules will be briefly described.

 

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.

 

Class # 221: Macro Images with Small Cameras; Instructor - John Burrack

Space for 8 participants                                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 221 - 1: Wednesday, 10/1, 10:00-noon

Class Description: Most Point and Shoot cameras have great Macro capability and in this class we will only discuss using these "fixed lens" cameras.  We will define what is meant by "Macro" and lead you toward using features of your camera to capture the images at their highest magnification.  Bring your camera as we will set up an opportunity to create Macro images.

  

Class # 223: Photographing Flowers; Instructor - Tom Mills

Space for 6 participants                                 Cost: $5

Class ID # 223 - 1: Monday, 10/6, 9:30-noon

Class Description: Taking a noteworthy flower photograph requires time and close attention to lighting, camera settings and background.  In this class we will demonstrate setting the camera for flower photography, positioning the blossom, and the use of light and close up settings to yield interesting images.  Bring your camera and a tripod (if you have one) and a flower you would like to photograph in the studio.  Must be fully familiar with your camera settings and able to make changes in shutter speed and aperture.

  

Class # 317: Lightroom Editing and Printing: Tips and techniques; Instructor - Rich de Asla

Space for 10 participants                                                               Cost: $5

Class ID # 317 -1: Wednesday, 9/24, 9:30-noon

Class Description: This class will explore in depth the "Develop Module and the Print Module" in Lightroom 5.3

 

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

                                                                                                       Cost: Free

Thursday, Sept 25, 2 4 PM

Thursday, Oct 23, 2 4 PM

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.

 

Photoshop Elements Users' Group; Facilitator  

                                                                                                                Cost: Free

Friday, Sept 19, 2 4 PM

Class Description: No sign-up needed; just come into the studio on the scheduled dates!! The group will focus on processing digital photographs using Adobe Photoshop Elements.

 

Lightroom Users' Group; Facilitator Rich de Asla

                                                                                                                Cost: Free

Monday, Sept 8, 3:30 5:00 PM

Monday, Oct 13, 3:30 5:00 PM

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, Sept 10, 7 9 PM

Wed, Sept 24, 7 9 PM

Wed, Oct 15, 7 9 PM

Wed, Oct 29, 7 9 PM

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, Sept 18, 7 9 PM

Thurs, Oct 16, 7 9 PM

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, Sept 4, 7 9 PM

Thurs, Oct 2, 7 9 PM

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, Sept 17, 3:00 4:30 PM

Wed, Oct 15, 3:00 4:30 PM

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.