Six tutorials per class
Six assignments per 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
The registration window is open now through the first two weeks of each
$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
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.
- 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
- 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.
separates a professional-looking photo from a snapshot.
Tips on composition and exposure.
Information about little pieces of equipment that can improve your
Developing Your Creative Edge #5
And an occasional roof:
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).
There's no place like home . . .
A WALK AROUND
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.
Working late . . .
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
I before E, except after 7 . . .
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 . . .
Hat's off . . .
HAIL TO THE RED, WHITE,
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 . . .
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.