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Photography

Beyond the Snapshot: For Point and Shoot Cameras

Point! Shoot! And presto! … Great pictures! Or so you thought. Operating your camera was supposed to be easy, but you need help. Learn the difference between the Auto and Program settings and why the photo turned out too dark. Examples of everyday photo situations are given to show how to use the automatic settings. Bring your point-and-shoot digital camera and manual to this hands-on class. Prerequisite: Operating a Digital Camera. Instructor: Sue Izard

 

Total Cost: $61 (includes $61 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-477-A4P
Tuesdays, April 21 and 28, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (two sessions)
T315
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Operating Your Digital Camera

So … you’ve switched from film to digital photography. What are all those buttons and settings, and when should you use them to get the best images? Learn to understand the camera and how it works, distinguish between automatic settings, and determine the best type of settings to use for different situations. Hands-on practice during class provides a deeper understanding, familiarity and ease of camera operation. Bring your digital camera and manual to class. Take pictures with confidence and consistency.

 

Total Cost: $39 (includes $39 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-358-A4 (Instructor: Steve Solomon)
Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. - noon
K122

 

Course #: XXZ-358-B4 (Instructor: Daniel Humphries- Russ)
Thursday, April 30, 6 – 9 p.m.
T317

 

Course #: XXZ-358-C4 (Instructor: Steve Solomon)
Saturday, May 2, 9 - noon
K127
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Crafting the Photograph

Use your SLR camera to the max! Learn the basics of 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) photography through hands-on digital and film SLR experiences. Use your own 35 mm digital or film camera to familiarize yourself with aperture settings and shutter speed, meter functions, lenses and accessories, light and composition. Includes an additional session for mid-course review of student work! This class does not focus on point-and-shoot cameras. Bring your camera to class to take photos to discuss. Prerequisite: Operating a Digital Camera. Instructor: Daniel Humphries- Russ

 

Total Cost: $139 (includes $139 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-566-A4P
Tuesdays, May 5 - June 16, 7 - 9 p.m. (seven sessions)
K128
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Applied Photography

Learn how and when to apply basic camera techniques to create accomplished photo- graphs of people, animals, landscapes, plants and still life. Explore depth of field, shutter speed, filters, lenses and more. Bring your loaded single lens reflex (SLR) digital or 35mm film camera to each class. Prerequisites: Crafting the Photograph or a basic photography class or experience with an adjustable camera. Instructor: Walt Calahan

 

Total Cost: $95 (includes $95 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-478-A4P
Wednesdays, May 6 - June 3, 7 - 9 p.m. (five sessions)
K205
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Operating Your Digital Camera

So … you’ve switched from film to digital photography. What are all those buttons and settings, and when should you use them to get the best images? Learn to understand the camera and how it works, distinguish between automatic settings, and determine the best type of settings to use for different situations. Hands-on practice during class provides a deeper understanding, familiarity and ease of camera operation. Bring your digital camera and manual to class. Take pictures with confidence and consistency.

 

Total Cost: $39 (includes $39 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-358-D4 (Instructor: Daniel Humphries- Russ)
Thursday, May 14, 6 - 9 p.m.
T317

 

Course #: XXZ-358-E4 (Instructor: Daniel Humphries- Russ)
Thursday, June 11, 6 - 9 p.m.
K127
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Specialty Courses

New! Cell Phone Photography

Cell phones and tablets are changing the face of photography. Whether Apple or Android, beginner or experienced, understand the limits and capture an image with light, focus and composition. Demystify settings for panoramic, low light and HDR. Discover alternative camera apps to increase your fun and artistic expressions. Bring your own cell phone and wear comfortable walking shoes to travel around the campus trying what you’ve learned. Instructor: Walt Calahan

 

Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-893-A3
Wednesdays, April 8 - 22, 7 - 9 p.m. (three sessions)
K133
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New! Exceptional Everyday Photography

Learn the elements of photographic composition by photographing everyday moments and objects. Each moment contains a wealth of opportunity for exploration and creativity. Grow in your unique creative vision. Practice the basics of photography on a local field trip. Beginners welcome. Bring your digital camera, manual, charged battery, and a flash drive to class. Prerequisite: Operating Your Digital Camera. Instructor: Carol Davis

 

Total Cost: $95 (includes $95 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-148-A4PT
April 20 - May 4 (four sessions)
Mondays, April 20, 27 and  May 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Field Trip
T319
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Travel and Vacation Photography

Shoot unforgettable photos on your vacation this year! Learn essential tips on subject selection, composition and taking pictures that tell a story about the people and scenery you visit. Capture the essence of place and the unique cultural, architectural and environmental characteristics of your destination. Prior familiarity with your camera’s controls and settings will be helpful. Instructor: Cathy Gilleland

 

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-345-A4
Thursday, April 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
T315
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New! GIMP Fundamentals: Post Camera Production

Learn to perform post-camera corrections, enhancements and manipulations to digital photographs. Open and save various digital photo file formats. Navigate the user interface of the GIMP application and features such as image size, orientation, cropping, sharpening and colorizing. Make technical corrections to digital images like mode change and resolution. Instructor: Ken Corbran

 

Total Cost: $79 (includes $79 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-335-A4
Thursday, May 7 and 14, 6 - 9 p.m. (two sessions)
K203
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New! Lighting on a Shoestring

Great lighting can make your photography subjects shine. Learn tips and tricks on how to use existing lights, create your own “lighting landscape” for each subject and create some tools, such as light modifiers, from everyday objects to supplement your gear bag. Bring your digital camera, manual and battery charged. Prerequisite: Beyond the Snapshot or Crafting the Photograph. Instructor: Sue Izard

 

Total Cost: $79 (includes $79 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-885-A4MP
Tuesdays, June 2 - 16, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (three sessions)
K127
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Lightroom 5: The Digital Darkroom

Get started with Lightroom whether you are an amateur photographer or a pro. Follow a photographer’s workflow from importing photos and managing them in the library to editing and correcting photos. Explore ways to share and print your amazing images with this software. Bring an 8 to 16 GB USB flash drive to each class to store your photos. A free trial version of Lightroom 5 can be uploaded to your computer at home. Prerequisite: Operating Your Digital Camera. Instructor: Walt Calahan

 

Total Cost: $95 (includes $95 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-338-A4P
Wednesdays, June 10 - July 8, 7 - 9 p.m. (five sessions)
T321
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Action Photography

Capture the action and emotion of your adventure, sporting event, family activities or animal shots. Understand how shutter speed depicts motion. Learn to select shutter speeds, ISO settings and camera blurs to enhance a sense of motion, tell a story or express drama. Your digital SLR camera should be equipped with medium to long length (28mm - 200mm or longer) telephoto zoom lens for this hands-on class. Prerequisite: Crafting the Photograph. Instructor: Walt Calahan

 

Total Cost: $89 (includes $89 fees) MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-827-A4PT
Saturdays, June 13 - 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (three sessions)
K127
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Focus on our Instructors

 

Walter P. Calahan, nationally-known freelance photographer for various advertising agencies, corporations and national magazines, brings his unique talent and 23 years of experience to his teaching.

 

Ken Corbran has more than 20 years of experience as a professional photographer and teaching photography classes. He started as a freelance sports photographer photographing PGA golf and USCF Cycling events, and youth soccer, hockey, and baseball leagues. Corbran’s photos capture live-action images rather than static portraits giving the viewer a sense of involvement in the sport. He has also shot corporate events, executive portraiture and architectural landscapes and has operated photography businesses in New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

 

Carol Davis, an award-winning photographer, has studied with renowned photographers Tony Sweet and Galen Rowell. She has taught photography for more than 20 years both locally and internationally, including leading photo treks to Morocco. View Davis’ photography.

 

Cathy Gilleland has been working with Adobe Photoshop for more than 10 years. A member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, she teaches and leads workshops on digital imaging, as well as selling her own work and using it to promote wildlife habitat restoration through non-profit organizations.

 

Daniel Humphries-Russ, a professional photographer, has over 30 years’ experience including 18 years’ experience with digital photography. He worked for the Pittsburgh Press and was the master printmaker for Allied Photo Industries producing marketing materials for Fortune 500 companies, including United States Steel (USS), Alcoa, Mellon Bank, PNC Bank, Gulf Oil, Koppers and Westinghouse. Since 2008, he has concentrated on producing large format, limited edition, original fine art prints. Visit his website to view his work.

 

Sue Izard, owner of Izard Photography, followed her lifelong passion for image making and has worked with photography clients on a daily basis for the last seven years shooting weddings, family portraits, real estate, school, youth sports and product photography. Izard brings a variety of real life experiences to share in the classroom. She holds a master’s degree in education and has 10 years’ experience in informal and formal educational settings.

 

Steve Solomon, professional photographer and owner of S.V. Solomon Photography, brings 14 years of photography experience to his teaching to help students understand and create strong photographs, using the latest techniques.

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