ONLINE PHOTO CLASSES
CONDUCTED BY CAROL LEIGH

It's all about seeing, learning to develop your creative eye.
With a lot of technique thrown in . . .

Six tutorials per class
Six assignments per class
Personalized critiques
Class discussions

Next class: May 1-June 30, 2010

2 months, 6 different tutorials, 6 assignments, critiques by the instructor and by your fellow students. Packed full of instruction with lots of discussion about technique, composition, exposure, lenses, gadgets etc., especially as they relate to the current tutorial.
 


REGISTRATION - $180
The registration window is open now through the first two weeks of each class. $180 per class. Register online at our online store or call Carol Leigh at (541) 563-3834 to register over the phone.

WANT TO AUDIT THE CLASS? $95
You'll enjoy the benefits of the class, all the instruction, the lessons, the discussions, the tips, the camaraderie, etc. You can also post your photos and receive comments (not critiques).
Just $95 to audit the class.

LIMITED TO 8 PHOTOGRAPHERS

Once you're registered, you'll receive information on how to access the class, what you'll need, how to prepare your photos for viewing, etc.
 


PREREQUISITES

  • Access to the Internet.
     
  • If you're a film shooter, you'll need some way of converting your slides or prints to JPEGs so that they can be shown online.
     
  • If you're a digital shooter, you'll need some way of sizing your photos to show them online as JPEGs.
     
  • Any focal length lens will work fine. Really. There may be times, however, when you'll want to move in closer to your subject. A macro lens is great, but you can easily use extension tubes on whatever lens you have or else buy a set of close-up diopters that screw onto the front of your current lens.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

How to see creatively.

How to make a dramatic, striking photograph from the simplest of things.

How to evaluate lighting as a pro would do.

What separates a professional-looking photo from a snapshot.

Tips on composition and exposure.

Information about little pieces of equipment that can improve your photography 100%.

Developing Your Creative Edge #5


Lesson #1
And an occasional roof:

PHOTOGRAPHING DOORS, WINDOWS AND WALLS
Simple, yes? Easy to find? Yes. But how to make these doors, windows, and walls evoke a sense of place? How to make them stand out from the more mundane? You'll learn to pay attention to color combinations, compositional techniques, and what to watch out for (little photographic gremlins that will bite you in the butt if you're not careful).

 

Lesson #2
There's no place like home . . .

A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK
This is truly a lesson in seeing finding something unique, interesting, colorful, different right in your own neighborhood. How to look at your own environment as though you were a tourist, new to the neighborhood, where everything is fresh and new and interesting. Really.

 

Lesson #3
Working late . . .

OFFICE ART
So how photogenic are Post-Its anyway? You might just be surprised! Here's an exercise to help you look around your daily environment and to see the art, color, shape, and texture that's on your desk, in your cubicle, in the supply closet, or in your briefcase.

 

Lesson #4
I before E, except after 7 . . .

ALPHANUMERIC
Letters and numbers . . . Yet another exercise in seeing, in noticing little details, and creating interesting images of what you might think are pretty mundane and boring things. But through your eyes, the eyes of an artist, you'll create something that says something, that really adds up . . .

 

Lesson #5
Hat's off . . .

HAIL TO THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE
Well, sure, we all think of flags, but there's a lot more to this patriotic color combination than banners. In previous classes we've played with extreme colors, complementary colors, primary colors. Now's your chance to come up with images that combine white, blue, and red in ways that are unique, festive, and perhaps bizarre . . .

 

Lesson #6
Two's company, three's a crowd . . .

TWOs AND THREEs
You've heard of the Rule of Thirds and here's your chance to really apply it. But what about the lesser-known Rule of Twos? Well, there's no such thing, but we'll be in search of it nevertheless in this exercise that gets you looking and thinking about photography in new and different ways.

 

 

Carol Leigh
P.O. Box 1269, Waldport, OR 97394
(541) 563-3834

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