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Photo Portraiture Seminar

Veronica Yankowski, award winning photojournalist, and portrait photographer

Learn posing and lighting techniques for a perfect portrait. Discover how to shoot in different and unexpected conditions, and how to make the most of your equipment. Topics include choice of lenses, working with natural light, and choosing the right camera angles. Have your camera charged and bring your camera’s manual for reference.

Sec 1: Mon, Sept 22, 6-8 pm
Sec 2: Mon, Nov 10, 6-8 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XARTP 074 W

Basics Of Digital SLR Photography

Kevin Burkitt, Brookdale media technology specialist, photographer

Unlock your camera’s potential to create great photos by manipulating ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, gain tips on black & white/color imagery and lighting. Improve your landscape and portrait images. A Digital Single Lens Reflex camera required. 2 SESSIONS

Sat, Sept 20 & Sep 27, 10 am-1:30 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XARTP 069 W

Intro To Sports Photography

Richard Pilling, retired sports photographer MLB, instructor

Take perfect action shots under the instruction and guidance of a true professional. Rich has photographed every World Series since 1977. He has also shot the Super Bowl and other major events. Now retired, he is looking to pass along his expertise to those who love both sports and photography. No experience necessary. Required: DLSR camera. 4 SESSIONS

Tues & Thurs, Oct 7-Oct 16, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XARTP 083 W

Introduction To Lightroom

Kevin Burkitt, Brookdale media technology specialist, photographer

Cover the architecture and structure of Adobe Lightroom 4 while learning the basics of photo manipulation and content management. Learn changes in Adobe Lightroom 4 as they apply to sharing content on the Internet. No previous experiences with photo management systems required. However, students should be familiar with working with a digital medium.

Sat, Oct 11, 10 am-1:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XARTP 080 W

NEW!  The World Series Through The Lens

Richard Pilling, retired sports photographer, MLB, instructor

Join retired MLB photographer, Richard Pilling, as he highlights famous photos of the World Series from 1979-2011. Get an up close and personal look at how it feels to be in the action. This lecture is for baseball enthusiasts as well as those with a love for photography.

Wed, Oct 15, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $24, XARTP 088 W

NEW!  Intro To Black And White Photography

Kevin Burkitt, Brookdale media technology specialist, photographer

Interested in creating incredible black and white images? Learn how to take every day digital color photographs and convert them to black and white using Adobe Lightroom 5 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. Using these specialized software titles, make stunning black and white images in a few easy steps. Note: this is a demonstration class; however, if you wish to bring your own laptop, you can download trial versions of both Lightroom 5 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 prior to, during, or after class.

Sat, Oct 18, 10 am-1 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XARTP 089 W

DSLR One-Day Bootcamp: Level 1

Veronica Yankowski, award winning photojournalist and portrait photographer

In this special one-day session, you will delve deeper into using the f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO, as well as exploring techniques using the depth of field and selective focus. Are you transitioning from film, or stepping up from a “point and shoot”? Explore the capabilities of your digital single-lens reflex camera to create memorable and artistic photographs.
Be sure to bring your SLR camera.

Sun, Oct 26, 10 am-2 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XARTP 066 W

NEW!  Beginner Workshop: Great Photographs

Gina Torello, Brookdale adjunct professor

This introduction is for individuals who have a basic point-and-shoot camera and do not know how to use it. Understand the menu bar, batteries, memory card, and all aspects of the camera step by step. Begin to feel confident and able to take photographs and upload and download all the jpegs you like. No experience necessary. 4 SESSIONS

Wed, Nov 5-Nov 26, 12-2 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XARTP 001 W


Looking to Learn Online?

We offer a wide variety of photography courses:

Photographing People With Your Digital Camera
An expert shows you how to take beautiful pictures of adults, children and babies.

Photographing Nature With Your Digital Camera
Learn how to use your digital camera to take stunning nature photos, including landscapes, flowers, animals and even macro shots.

Introduction To Photoshop
Learn the basics of using Adobe Photoshop to create images and edit photos.

Intermediate Photoshop
Have fun taking your Photoshop skills to the next level of creativity and productivity.

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