Image making and sharing are integral parts of each photography class. New or advanced skills and concepts presented in the instructional session of each class are practiced by each participant through assigned exercises. The sharing of these images furthers individual understanding of these skills and concepts and also serves as inspiration to all class members in discovering new creative possibilities.
This class explored the basic composition "rules" such as The Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Space to Look or Move Into, etc. and participants were challenged to create their own photos to demonstrate the concepts
Using smart phones to capture all of the abstract images all around us
This class provided techniques, tips, and resources needed to capture landscape images that “stand out.” Discussed were types of landscapes, composition, camera settings, filters, locations, and the best times to capture those “special moments.”
Techniques for turning color photographs into stunning Black and White images
Images shot using Portrait mode, from an unusual angle and a techniques or setting that the participants had never done before.
A hands-on creative abstract class, exploring how to create stunning images using just paper and light.
Night photography is a great way to expand your photo opportunities. Class participants used various light painting techniques and long exposures to create the following images.
Class participants learned the intuitive built-in editing tools of Apple Photos as well as how to organize their photos using the search engines of the program.
The second session of Jim Barbour's popular Abstract Class.
Participants learned the process of designing spectacular digital quilts from a single image.
The Abstract Photography class under the leadership of Jim Barbour explored photographic composition using only the design elements of light, form, texture and color to express their unique personal vison of the world. Encouraged to use cell phone technology they were challenged to explore and create without adhering to any strict photographic rules in capturing emotion through abstraction.