Portrait Photography

This class is designed to give you the tools to achieve wonderful portrait photos.  We will discuss the importance of your f/stop and how it affects your photos.  Discussions will include lenses, apertures, flash and lighting options and techniques.  There are many simple things you can do to create beautiful portraits and we want to help you create them.  Understanding your camera, subject and location are three very important aspects of attaining good portrait photographs.  Instructor:  Ed Szczepanski.  CARD Community Center, Room 3. 

Course# Day Date Time Age  Fee   
1631 Tu 10/24 6:00-8:00 PM

9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Basics of Digital Photography

If you have any digital SLR, mirrorless or point and shoot camera with control of Sensitivity, Shutter Speed and Aperture, and want to know how to use your camera to make the most of your photography skills, this class is for you. Technical aspects of the camera will become easy to understand, as well as how to continually improve your photos long after completion of this class. Camera functions become building blocks for how to compose and use the camera as the tool for your own vision. Whether a beginner or intermediate level, become an increasingly better photographer. Bring your camera, memory card, manual, lenses, a fully charged battery and lots of enthusiasm for learning. Class will include a one hour, no host lunch break.  Instructor: Dave Bermann, CARD Community Center, Room 3.

Course# Day Date Time Age  Fee   
1677 Su 10/1 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 14+ $60


Beginning Photoshop Elements®

After taking .jpg or RAW photos with any digital camera, learn to use Adobe Photoshop Elements or Photoshop to make your images really stand out and move beyond mere adjustments. Start with a "tour" of the program, then learn basic control of brightness, contrast, cropping, color management and overall image quality. Throughout the day, increasingly advanced techniques will deepen understanding and use of layers to create finished products using multiple photos and graphics. Students are encouraged to bring a Mac or PC laptop computer with any recent version of Photoshop Elements or Photoshop installed. An external mouse is very helpful.  Bring 10 or more of your own photos to work on using newly learned techniques. Class will include a one hour, no host lunch break. Instructor:  Dave Bermann, CARD Community Center, Room 3.

Course# Day Date Time Age  Fee   
1678 Su 10/8 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 14+ $60

9:00 AM-4:00 PM