Classes

The following educational programs are offered for members to develop their skills in photography and image processing.  Most courses are taught by volunteer club members who give their time and talents freely.  They prepare for their instruction periods so that you may benefit from them.  Some classes are presented in a sequence of parts. To gain the maximum benefit from the instruction, class participants should make an effort to follow through and attend each class session as it is scheduled.

This season we ask that you register for classes you plan to attend. This will allow instructors to adequately prepare class materials and available class space.  PLEASE NOTE: Classes will be available for registration on the first day of the month preceding the scheduled event date.  Prior to the registration opening date, a note in the left hand margin will have the message "Registration is Closed".  It does not mean that the event is "Full". 

To register you will need to be logged into the Grand Photos membership site and then scroll to the class and click on the register button below the class title.  Most classes are free; when there is a fee as part of the registration process, you may pay online using a credit card, or you may print out the invoice and take a copy of the invoice along with your payment to the studio and leave it with the monitor.

 


Upcoming Classes

    • March 12, 2020
    • March 31, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Grand Photo Studio - Village Center
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    This year Grand Photos is offering a series of classes in the composition of photographs using the elements of design (line, shape, form, color, space, texture and value).  We hope to engage the participants to think more about the creation of their images using these elements as we look closer at each one of them.

    March’s class will focus on “color”.  First, we will look at some basic questions regarding color such as what it is, where you see it, different types of color and its impact and emotions on an image.  The second session will be a sharing of photographs participants have taken after exploring the use of “color”.

    Instructors: Margaret Maione and Brady Conn

    Experience Level: All levels

    Registration: REQUIRED

    This class will be available for registration February 1, 2020

    • March 24, 2020
    • March 31, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Grand Photo Studio - Village Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    In this class we will be exploring the world around us with an eye for patterns, light, color and texture. Abstract photography is about following your heart and your head. It is a great way to learn to look at the world in new creative ways. We will emphasize experimentation - there are no rules. We will be creating images that leave the viewer wondering what they are looking at.

    In the first session we will review simple techniques for seeing and shooting abstracts, shoot some images and review some simple post-processing techniques. During the week between classes everyone will be expected to shoot a few images to share during the second session.

    In the second session we will review the images people have created during the week and explore further abstract techniques involving manipulating light, filters, liquids, textures and post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Anyone can join this class from smartphones to DSLR's, from those new to photography to those with experience.  

    Instructor: Jim Barbour

    Experience level: All levels

    Registration: REQUIRED

    This class will be available for registration February 1, 2020







    • April 07, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Grand Photos Studio - Village Center
    • 8
    Register

    This year Grand Photos is offering a series of classes in the composition of photographs using the elements of design (line, shape, form, color, space, texture and value).  We hope to engage the participants to think more about the creation of their images using these elements as we look closer at each one of them.

    April’s class will focus on “space”.  First, we will look at some basic questions regarding space such as what it is, where you see it, different types of space and its impact and emotions on an image.  The second session will be a sharing of photographs participants have taken after exploring the use of “space”.

    Instructors: Pam Careau and Margaret Maione

    Experience Level: All levels

    Registration: REQUIRED

    This class will be available for registration March 1, 2020

    • April 09, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Grand Photo Studio - Village Center
    • 0
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    Are you comfortable using your smartphone to take photographs but would like to improve the results? This two-session class will include discussion on focus, exposure, HDR, finding the light, filters and some imaginative ideas on shooting photos with your smartphone.

    Instructor: Margaret Anne Coles

    Experience Level: Intermediate, Advanced

    Equipment: Fully charged smartphone

    Registration: REQUIRED

    This class will be available for registration March 1, 2020

     

    • April 16, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Grand Photos Studio - Village Center
    • 14
    Register

    In this class you will learn how to control your flash output; how to bounce and reflect light; how to make a light diffusor and reflector.  You will also learn how to use slow sync for special effects. You will need to bring to class your camera with a flash, some rubber bands, a plastic milk container and some white card stock the size of a business card. The class is a combination of lecture, practice and discussion.

    Instructor: Bob Sorkin

    Experience level: All levels

    Equipment: Camera with a flash, rubber bands, plastic milk container, white card stock the size of a business card

    Registration: REQUIRED

    This class will be available for registration March 1, 2020


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