Intro to infrared Photography
Jul
22
9:30am 9:30am

Intro to infrared Photography

 This Class on Infrared photography will Focus on:


1. Using filters on normal digital cameras to create images, what filters to use and what to expect.
2. Having your camera modified tor infrared photography or purchasing one that has been modified.
3. Capturing the infrared image. Dealing with color and focusing issues
4. Post processing the image.
5. Achieving a false color look.
 

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Intermediate Digital Photography
Jul
18
9:30am 9:30am

Intermediate Digital Photography

Tuesdays DAYTIMES 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
-July 18 – August 8, 2017 (4 WEEKS) 

An intermediate class on digital photography comprised of 4 sessions. Each session will include a lesson, including a demonstration and review of each student’s images. The student will not only receive instruction they will also be given a critique of their work with suggestion on areas to focus on and improve. While the course primarily focuses on choosing and using a digital camera, some instruction will be provided on preparing and printing your images. Note that this is not a photo manipulation course. 

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Apr
7
9:30am 9:30am

Intro to Macro Photography

Rose Macro

Macro photography is photographing small objects. Flowers, Jewelry, insects, etc. It can be challenging due to the limited distance things are in focus with photographing closeup.

The course will explore different methods and equipment from the simple and inexpensive to the complex and costly. The class will consist of a discussion of the equipment and techniques and will include several demonstration projects. Lighting, equipment selection, and focusing techniques will be explored in depth.

Students should have a good understanding of their equipment and how to use it. If student has any macro equipment bring it along and feel free to photograph the example exercises. The basic or intermediate photography class would be helpful, but is not a prerequisite.

The class is held in the Bywater in New Orleans. Information and registration can be found here.

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Oct
21
9:30am 9:30am

Photographing Your Artwork

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK
Instructor: Charles Bush
Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
February 6, 2015 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

Learn how to photograph your artwork to apply for art shows and for use on the web. We'll discuss the type of camera to use, how to light for the best effect and how to control shadows and reflections to get the best results from a jury.

Pricing and Registration on the New Orleans School of Art and Craft Web Site

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Making Panoramic Photographs
Sep
30
9:30am 9:30am

Making Panoramic Photographs

A course on the basics of making panoramic images, from the very basic to the advanced. While there are elaborate panoramic heads often used on the most complex images, very good images may be made with a camera hand held, allowing very wide angle images to be created with basic lenses at very high resolutions. This a fun class and we'll both shoot the images and stitch them together.

Details and registration can be found here

 

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Making Panoramic Photographs
Mar
18
9:30am 9:30am

Making Panoramic Photographs

A course on the basics of making panoramic images, from the very basic to the advanced. While there are elaborate panoramic heads often used on the most complex images, very good images may be made with a camera hand held, allowing very wide angle images to be created with basic lenses at very high resolutions. This a fun class and we'll both shoot the images and stitch them together.

Details and registration can be found here

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Dec
4
9:30am 9:30am

Intro to Macro Photography

Macro photography is photographing small objects. Flowers, Jewelry, insects, etc. It can be challenging due to the limited distance things are in focus with photographing closeup.

The course will explore different methods and equipment from the simple and inexpensive to the complex and costly. The class will consist of a discussion of the equipment and techniques and will include several demonstration projects. Lighting, equipment selection, and focusing techniques will be explored in depth.

Students should have a good understanding of their equipment and how to use it. If student has any macro equipment bring it along and feel free to photograph the example exercises. The basic or intermediate photography class would be helpful, but is not a prerequisite.

Pricing and Registration Available here.

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Nov
6
9:30am 9:30am

MAKING PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS

The class will explore the process of stitching multiple photographs together to make panoramic photographs.

The class will be comprised of a lecture on the technique and will cover the basics including shooting them hand held and with specialized panoramic heads. It will cover how to set up the camera to insure a seamless image and various software options to do the stitching. Sample images will be shot and stitched together in class. Bring your camera and create one yourself.

More advanced options will be discussed including QuickTime VR 360 degree panos, and multi-row panos.

A good understanding of your camera and how to use it is required. The beginning or intermediate digital classes would be helpful but are not a prerequisite.

BRING YOUR CAMERA and MANUAL IF YOU HAVE ONE!

Pricing and Registration Available here.

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May
15
9:30am 9:30am

Photoshop for Photographers

This course will teach the students the basics of Photoshop as it relates to photography. This will be an intermediate level course and assumes the student knows the basics of using a computer and creating images with a digital camera. The course will go through the process of preparing images taken with a digital camera or scanned from film, for use on the web or for print. Several examples will be completely prepared from a digital camera download in preparation for posting on the web and for printing.

The following will be covered:

  1. Setting Photoshop preferences
  2. Color calibration and color management, achieving predictable color from monitor to print
  3. Downloading from a digital camera
  4. Raw conversion using Adobe Camera Raw
  5. Levels, curves, and color corrections
  6. Noise Reduction, trade offs and techniques
  7. The basics of sharpening images, how and why
  8. The basics of layers and masks
  9. Resizing images for print or use on the web
  10. Cropping
  11. Preparing an image for uploading to Zapp
  12. Retouching

The course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop version CC.

All exercises will be done using a laptop computer on a digital projector; individual computers will not be provided. Bring your laptop if you want to follow along.

Pricing and Registration Available here.

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Apr
3
9:00am 9:00am

Basic Digital Photography

BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Instructor: Charles Bush Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm April 3, 2015 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

An introductory course in digital photography. You will learn:

  1. How to select a digital camera.
  2. What type of camera will meet your needs.
  3. What type of lenses you need for what type of subject.
  4. All about accessories such as tripods flash attachments, etc.
  5. How to get the files into a computer.
  6. How to prepare the image for printing, cropping, resizing, sharpening, etc.
  7. How to protect your files.
  8. The role of the camera, versus the role of the photographer; we'll discuss how the camera is the tool and how the photographer makes the image, good cameras don't necessarily mean good images.

BRING YOUR CAMERA and MANUAL IF YOU HAVE ONE!

Pricing and Registration on the New Orleans School of Art and Craft Web Site

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Mar
27
9:30am 9:30am

Using the iPhone and iPad in Photography

With the recent iPhone the quality of pictures you can take revels that taken with traditional point and shoot cameras. The always with you nature of the iPhone lends itself to grabbing shots missed in the past because you don't have a camera. This course will examine the iPhones camera and will explore how you can make the most of it. The course will also explore various camera apps and their advantages. Special effects such as HDR photography and panoramic photography will be explored in the context of the iPhone.

Then the course will cover using the iPad to do photo processing once the exclusive domain of desktop computers, serious photo process is now possible on the iPad. Various photo process apps will be explored and their advantages and disadvantages discussed. Methods to move images from your camera to the iPhone or iPad will be explored as well as how to move images to photo sharing services such as Facebook, Flikr or Instagram.

Finally, apps to help with photographing with traditional cameras will be explored and demonstrated.

Prices and Registration available here.

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Feb
20
9:30am 9:30am

Intermediate Digital Photography

Fridad Times 9:30 am – 4:00 pm February 20 – March 13, 2015 (4 WEEKS)

An intermediate class on digital photography comprised of 4 sessions. Each session will include a lesson, including a demonstration and review of each student’s images. The student will not only receive instruction they will also be given a critique of their work with suggestion on areas to focus on and improve. While the course primarily focuses on choosing and using a digital camera, some instruction will be provided on preparing and printing your images. Note that this is not a photo manipulation course.

Week 1 Critique of student images (of their choosing) by the instructor and the class (the student should bring 10 digital images, size to fit a 1024 x 768 pixel display, contact the instructor prior the class if you need assistance with the sizing). The student should focus on what they feel they do well and what they would like to improve. The critique will discuss how the student can improve on what she or he has done. This lesson includes

  1. Choosing a digital camera
  2. Camera modes, automatic versus manual
  3. Setting your camera
  4. Exposure
  5. Computer considerations file sizing, and downloading The assignment will be on properly exposing an image, plus some fun images.

Week 2 Image critique from the assignment, as in the first case focus will be on both what has been done well and what can be done to improve. This lesson includes

  1. Directional qualities of light, front, back and side lighting
  2. The quality of light, hard and soft lighting.
  3. Artificial versus natural light photographing with flash
  4. Image editing The assignment will include an exercise on soft versus hard lighting, photographing with flash, and some fun images

Week 3 Image critique from the assignment, as in the first case focus will be on both what has been done well and what can be done to improve. This lesson includes

  1. Image sharpness: camera and subject motion, focus, and depth of field
  2. Photographing people: candid and formal portraits
  3. Photographing landscapes
  4. Sharpening and image in the computer The assignment will include exercises on photographing subjects in motion, selective focus, portraits, and landscapes.

Week 4 Image critique from the assignment, as in the first case focus will be on both what has been done well and what can be done to improve. This lesson includes

  1. Creativity
  2. Composition
  3. Studio setup
  4. Printing
  5. Tying it all together

* BRING YOUR CAMERA and MANUAL IF YOU HAVE ONE! *

Pricing and Registration on the New Orleans School of Art and Craft Web Site

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Jan
23
9:30am 9:30am

Basic Digital Photography

BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Instructor: Charles Bush Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm January 23, 2015 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

An introductory course in digital photography. You will learn:

  1. How to select a digital camera.
  2. What type of camera will meet your needs.
  3. What type of lenses you need for what type of subject.
  4. All about accessories such as tripods flash attachments, etc.
  5. How to get the files into a computer.
  6. How to prepare the image for printing, cropping, resizing, sharpening, etc.
  7. How to protect your files.
  8. The role of the camera, versus the role of the photographer; we'll discuss how the camera is the tool and how the photographer makes the image, good cameras don't necessarily mean good images.

BRING YOUR CAMERA and MANUAL IF YOU HAVE ONE!

Pricing and Registration on the New Orleans School of Art and Craft Web Site

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