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Photography


Basics of Photography
With all the advances in photography, including digital cameras, you may wonder if there is any point in learning to operate a conventional film camera. It's still the only way to produce a 'photograph' with all its unique visual appeal. Explore camera functions such as F-stops, depth of field, shutter speeds, exposure values. Learn basic camera functions that apply to both digital and film cameras. Understand photocomposition and recognize the qualities of objects or people that make them photogenic. Each student is asked to complete a photo project that is shared with the class at the fourth meeting. NOTE: This class is intended for students who have a 35mm or digital camera that can be manually operated. If you own a camera, please bring it to class. You must attend the first class to come to subsequent classes.
Instructor: Tim Barkin
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $72
Class #Class Dates
Z4630C4 Mon 7-9:30pm Mar 30, Apr 6, 13, 20
Z4630D4 Mon 7-9:30pm May 11, 18, Jun 1, 8
Z4630E4 Mon 7-9:30pm Jun 29, Jul 6, 13, 20

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Basics of Photography--A One-Day Workshop
All photos result from a light meter, f/stop, shutter speed, and ISO setting. This fast-paced class gives you a technical understanding of these four items through a series of images, discussions, and exercises. Automated settings on a digital SLR camera are also covered along with lenses, lighting, composition, and color harmony. You are introduced to advanced concepts and sent home with four at-home exercises.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $72 + $5 for class fee & handouts
Class #Class Dates
Z4642D1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Apr 18
Z4642E1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm May 30
Z4642F1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Jun 27

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Basics of Photography--A One-Day Workshop (The Woodlands)
All photos result from a light meter, f/stop, shutter speed, and ISO setting. This fast-paced class gives you a technical understanding of these four items through a series of images, discussions, and exercises. Automated settings on a digital SLR camera are also covered along with lenses, lighting, composition, and color harmony. You are introduced to advanced concepts and sent home with four at-home exercises.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: The Woodlands: I-45/Woodland Pkwy
Price:               $72 + $5 for class fee & handouts
Class #Class Dates
Z4643B1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm May 2
Z4643C1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Jul 11

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Intermediate Photography
Now that you've learned the basics of photography, learn a bit more. Learn how to use your film or digital SLR camera to take better photos of pets, children, family gatherings, how to photograph at night, and how to take better photos on vacation. Please bring your camera and camera manual to class. NOTE: Prior enrollment in Basics of Photography 4637, 4642 or 4643 is recommended.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $61 + $5 class materials
Class #Class Dates
Z4648B1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jun 3

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Pushing Your Photography to the Next Level
You've got a good grasp of your camera's light meter, understand f/stop and shutter speed, and know when to raise the ISO and when to keep it low. Now it's time to learn some new tricks like layer blends, focus stacking, motion pans, panoramas, Ortons, high-dynamic range, and long exposures. We'll explore gadgets, software, and techniques. Please bring your camera and camera manual to class if you have them.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $61 + $5 for class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4654A1 Thurs 1:30-4:30pm Jun 25

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Digital SLR--A Users Guide (The Woodlands)
Digital SLR cameras have become the camera of choice. Whether you've bought a digital SLR to take photos of the kids or professional portraits, there are important points to learn about these cameras. Bring your camera to class and learn about exposure latitude, white balance, file formats, histograms, highlight indicator and other menu settings. In addition, there will be a brief overview of moving photos to the computer and managing files for archiving. NOTE: Prior enrollment in Basics of Photography 4637, 4642 or 4643 is recommended.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: The Woodlands: I-45/Woodland Pkwy
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4660B1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 14

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Using Your Flash--The Basics (The Woodlands)
Tired of washed-out or dark images when you use a flash with your SLR film or digital camera? Confused by all the fancy language in your flash manual? Using your flash to enhance your photos isn't hard once you learn the basics. Learn how your camera and flash communicate, how to understand the controls of your flash and how to avoid mistakes. In class photograph objects under low light. Bring your camera, flash, film or storage card, camera and flash manual and tripod. The tripod is needed to complete the class exercises. NOTE: Prior enrollment in Basics of Photography is recommended.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: The Woodlands: I-45/Woodland Pkwy
Price:               $61 + $5 class material
Class #Class Dates
Z4676A1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Apr 23

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Photography at Night--Downtown
You've seen it, now do it. The fireworks and the lights of the city will never look the same again. Use the buildings and streets near class to learn how to capture different indoor and outdoor lighting situations, how to get a correct exposure, and how your camera works under low light situations. Musts for this class are a tripod, camera with wide-angle lens, extra battery, flash, camera manual, small flashlight, film/memory card, small camera bag and comfortable walking shoes. NOTE: This course is designed for students with film or digital SLR cameras. Prior enrollment in 4630 or 4642 Basic Photography is highly recommended. See Kathy Adams Clark Photography Video.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: Downtown: Polk/La Branch
Price:               $61
Class #Class Dates
Z4686A1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Mar 31

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Photography at Night--Kemah
You've seen it, now do it. The fireworks and the lights of the city will never look the same again. Use the buildings and streets near class to learn how to capture different indoor and outdoor lighting situations, how to get a correct exposure, and how your camera works under low light situations. Musts for this class are a tripod, camera with wide-angle lens, extra battery, flash, camera manual, small flashlight, film/memory card, small camera bag and comfortable walking shoes. NOTE: This course is designed for students with film or digital SLR cameras. Prior enrollment in 4630 or 4642 Basic Photography is highly recommended.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: Kemah/Portofino Marina: FM 2094/FM 146
Price:               $61
Class #Class Dates
Z4696A1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Apr 7

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Photography at Night--Woodlands
You've seen it, now do it. The fireworks and the lights of the city will never look the same again. Use the buildings and streets near class to learn how to capture different indoor and outdoor lighting situations, how to get a correct exposure, and how your camera works under low light situations. Musts for this class are a tripod, camera with wide-angle lens, extra battery, flash, camera manual, small flashlight, film/memory card, small camera bag and comfortable walking shoes. NOTE: This course is designed for students with film or digital SLR cameras. Prior enrollment in 4642 or 4643 Basic Photography is highly recommended.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: The Woodlands: I-45/Woodland Pkwy
Price:               $61
Class #Class Dates
Z4701A1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Apr 21

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Macro & Still Life Photography
A successful photograph of a still life or macro subject is not often spontaneous. Good results come from planning and lighting. Learn how to plan your project and how to work with backgrounds and directional lighting. This class is for photographers who are very comfortable with f/stops, shutter speeds, and metering. Participants should bring: 1) a digital or film SLR camera, 2) dedicated flash(s), 3) tripod, 4) film or memory cards, 5) flash batteries and flash manuals. Participants will have more fun if they have one or two of the following: wide angle lens, telephoto zoom or macro lens, extension tubes, close-up filters, off-camera flash cord and cable release. NOTE: If you can, bring fresh flowers, a vase or some similar props. Prior enrollment in 4630 or 4642 Basic Photography is highly recommended.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4721A1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jun 25

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Action Photography
Knowing how to capture action is an important skill in photography. We encounter action in sports, wildlife, auto racing, and even when a child jumps into the air. All utilize the same skills and camera settings. Join use for an evening of learning and discussing action photography. Bring your camera to class so we can review settings and functions. Learn about stopping action, blurring action, equipment, lenses and other things that make action photos stand out. Please bring your camera and camera manual to class if you have them.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4746A1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm May 27

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Photography--Breaking Into the Magazine & Calendar Market
Do your friends and family tell you that your photographs should be in a calendar? Would you like to see your photos in a magazine? Marketing your photos to magazines, calendars and note cards is no secret but it can be an overwhelming experience. Kathy Adams Clark has been marketing her photos and the work of other photographers since 1992. She'll teach you how to break the process into simple, manageable steps. Learn the language of the market, how to catalog photos, how to package them, and how to establish pricing. Helpful books and websites will be discussed.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4751A1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Apr 15

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Make Money with Your Camera
There are a number of different ways to make money with your camera. Let's talk about how you can make money through a business that specializes in portrait, wedding, youth sports, or event photography. This class will include the technical specifications of a good image, equipment, building a website, posting images for direct sale, pricing images, licensing rights, copyright, sales tax, insurance, contracts, and much more.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4756A1 Wed 1:30-4:30pm Apr 15

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Photoshop for Photographers (The Woodlands)
Adobe Photoshop CS6 is a powerful tool for photographers shooting with digital cameras. It offers an unlimited number of options but unfortunately those options can be overwhelming. Learn about Camera Raw, the application used to open and enhance raw images using exposure, shadows, brightness, contrast and saturation. Learn how to read a histogram and spot clippings. You'll also learn about the file browser, your mission central if shooting raw. This section includes an overview of metadata. End with ideas for a smooth workflow. Users of Lightroom & Elements can also benefit from the information presented.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: The Woodlands: I-45/Woodland Pkwy
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4772A1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jun 23

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Processing with Photoshop CC or Lightroom
This class is more in-depth than 4771 or 4772 and assumes a basic understanding of Photoshop CC or Lightroom. We'll concentrate on the tabs in Photoshop CC Adobe Camera Raw and the Develop module in Lightroom. Both process images in much the same way. Tabs and sliders will be explored in more detail including tips on sharpening, local adjustments, and much more.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4776A1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Jun 22

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Alternative Processing
Let's move away from the real and explore the unreal world of alternative processing. Software used in this class will be Nik Color Efex and Nik HDR Efex Pro. The software will be introduced and then several images will be processed live. Students are welcome to bring an image that will be processed by the group. No need to bring your laptop. Discount on the software available to class participants.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4781A1 Mon 1:30-4:30pm Jun 22

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Getting More Out of Your Point & Shoot Camera
Hands-on, learn more about your digital point-and-shoot camera! You will be introduced to features of your camera and ways to use them. Various special camera modes will be discussed, plus methods to copy photos to the computer, methods to archive and organize your photos as well as the basic editing of images. Bring your camera manual, camera, and extra batteries.
Instructor: Scott Buckel
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $46 + $5 for handouts
Class #Class Dates
Z4799C1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm May 16
Z4799D1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jun 27

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

   
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