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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:  SW Houston: Richmond Ave/Hillcroft
Price:               $72
Class #Class Dates
A4630E4 Mon 7-9:30pm Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1

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
A4643C1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Jul 9

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 (The Woodlands)
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: The Woodlands: I-45/Woodland Pkwy
Price:               $61 + $5 class materials
Class #Class Dates
A4649B1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 12

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: Westchase District: Richmond Ave/Briarpark Dr
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
A4654A1 Thurs 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
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: Westchase District: Richmond Ave/Briarpark Dr
Price:               $61 + $5 class material
Class #Class Dates
A4675C1 Wed 1:30-4:30pm Jul 13

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.)

Composition
We hear that the “rules are meant to be broken” but what about the rules of composition in photography. Learn about basic composition such as framing, thirds, diagonals, and symmetry. Then move into golden thirds, golden ratio, leading lines, patterns, point-of-view, movement into space, color contrasts, point-counterpoint, and much more. Please bring your camera and camera manual to class if you have them.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: Westchase District: Richmond Ave/Briarpark Dr
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
A4681A1 Thurs 12:30-4:30pm 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.)

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: Westchase District: Richmond Ave/Briarpark Dr
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
A4721ASchedule not set

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.)

High Dynamic Range & Panoramas
Interesting photos happen when you combine several images into a composite that captures all the dynamic range the human eye can see. Grand landscapes come to life when you combine 15 or 20 images into a panoramic photo. Come learn the techniques used to capture high dynamic range (HDR) and panorama photos, equipment needed, and how to process the images. All digital camera users are welcome. See Kathy Adams Clark Photography Video.
Instructor: Kathy Adams Clark
Area of Town: Westchase District: Richmond Ave/Briarpark Dr
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
A4736A1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul 13

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: Westchase District: Richmond Ave/Briarpark Dr
Price:               $61 + $5 class fee
Class #Class Dates
A4746A1 Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm 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.)

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:  SW Houston: Richmond Ave/Hillcroft
Price:               $46 + $5 for handouts
Class #Class Dates
A4799B1 Sat 1:30-3:30pm Jul 30

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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