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Have you received a digital camera and don't know how to use it? Want to take better digital pictures? Want to know how to touch-up the pictures you take? We have the solution for you! NOTE: Only the Adobe Series class levels for Photoshop & LightRoom would be listed here. The component parts for these Adobe series are listed in the Computer/Photo Editing subcategory listing.
 
Improve your photography skills in this Level 2 Photography Series consisting of:  All About Posing, All About Lighting, & Flash Photogrpahy. Prerequisite: Digital Camera Series - Level 1 or instructor permission. Take the Series for a savings

Start date: 06/04/2017

Class Fee:: $175.00

Materials Fee:: $0.00

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Explore the basics of getting the most out of your camera, whatever model you own. But go beyond the tool and explore what makes a great photograph. It is not the equipment nor even the photo opportunities that come along, but the eye of the person behind the camera. Explore how to sharpen your visual literacy, and how to design a photograph and arrange the elements within it. Improve your eye by learning well-established principles of composition (as well as when and when not to apply them.) Class is great for all skill levels using any digital camera, point and shoot or digital SLR.  Bring 5 of your own photographs (on a flash drive, DVD or as small prints) to share in the first class as a part of your introduction.

Start date: 07/31/17

End date: 08/07/17

2 sessions.

Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (7/31/2017-8/7/2017)

Instructor : Ray Pfortner 

Room :  CEC 102

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Learn how to improve the lighting of your images using your camera's settings, as well as simple techniques for adjusting external lighting. Prerequisite: Digital Camera Intro Series or instructor permission.

Start date: 06/11/17

End date: 06/11/17

1 session

Weekly - Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (6/11/2017-6/11/2017)

Instructor : Meredith Blache 

Room :  OLY 102

Class Fee: $65.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: You will need to bring a digital camera.



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Learn how to pose your subjects to get the most flattering images. Prerequisite: Digital Camera Intro Series - Level 1 or instructor permission.

Start date: 06/04/17

End date: 06/04/17

1 session

Weekly - Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (6/4/2017-6/4/2017)

Instructor : Meredith Blache 

Room :  OLY 102

Class Fee: $65.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: You will need to bring a digital camera.



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Get the most out of the flash on your DSLR camera. Learn how to bounce the flash and how to adjust the amount of flash your camera uses. Prerequisite: Digital Camera Series - Level 1 or instructor permission.

Start date: 06/18/17

End date: 06/18/17

1 session

Weekly - Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (6/18/2017-6/18/2017)

Instructor : Meredith Blache 

Room :  OLY 102

Class Fee: $65.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: You will need to bring a digital camera.



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Finally a photography class for gardeners rather than photographers! Learn the fundamentals of how to get more out of your camera specifically for photographing flora, from broad overviews to tight portraits of individuals blooms. For motivated beginners with any type of digital camera, point-and-shoot or fancier SLR. Bring your camera and any other gear (including your camera instruction manual if you have one) to class.

Start date: 08/14/17

End date: 08/14/17

1 session

Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (8/14/2017-8/14/2017)

Instructor : Ray Pfortner 

Room :  LHO 2

Class Fee: $45.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Finally a photography class for gardeners rather than photographers! Learn the fundamentals of how to get more out of your camera specifically for photographing flora, from broad overviews to tight portraits of individuals blooms. For motivated beginners with any type of digital camera, point-and-shoot or fancier SLR. Bring your camera and any other gear (including your camera instruction manual if you have one) to class. Call 206.934.5339 to register two or more people at the Friends Rate of $41.50 each.

Start date: 05/30/17

End date: 05/30/17

1 session

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (5/30/2017-5/30/2017)

Instructor : Ray Pfortner 

Room :  LHO 2

Class Fee: $45.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Take your photography skills to new levels, doing more justice to the beauty in front of your camera lens. In the first session, explore the capabilities of your camera, the shooting modes that offer far more creativity than "automatic" with a not-so-steep a learning curve. In the second session, we'll get out and practice with your camera on location in the South Seattle College Arboretum, the Seattle Chinese Garden, and a rare chance to photograph in the greenhouses at the College. In the third session, we'll return to the classroom to share a selection of the photographs you took on location, and discuss your questions and insights. For motivated beginners and aspiring amateur photographers with any digital camera, point-and-shoot or fancier SLR.

Start date: 06/06/17

End date: 06/20/17

3 sessions.

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (6/6/2017-6/20/2017); Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (6/10/2017-6/10/2017)

Instructor : Ray Pfortner 

Room :  LHO 2

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Get ready to capture the highlights of Summer with photos you took. A hands-on class to learn and practice the essentials of digital photography: Image size, picture formats, zoom, deciphering menu options, and configuring your camera’s settings.  Spend time learning the basics of your camera and great composition and then shoot photos on South’s campus, the Seattle Chinese Garden and arboretum that you will then go back and review as a class.

Start date: 06/24/17

End date: 06/24/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/24/2017-6/24/2017)

Instructor : Ray Pfortner 

Room :  LHO 2

Class Fee: $95.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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This field trip includes learning how to more effectively photograph a wide variety of subjects: Our beautiful city scape, interesting beach life, low tide setting, lively beach community celebrations. This class is from 10am - 2pm but you just might want to spend the rest of your day relaxing at the beach once you are there.

Start date: 06/24/17

End date: 06/24/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (6/24/2017-6/24/2017)

Instructor : Meredith Blache 

Room :  Off campus

Class Fee: $69.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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