The Workshop’s photo department has six computers: three Mac and three Windows. When signing up for these classes, please state your preference. Students with laptops may bring them instead of using CAW’s computers. Photoshop CS5, CS6, or CC is recommended. Students must provide their own paper for printing.
The Language of Light: Flash & Portrait Lighting
with Harold Shapiro
This course is designed to introduce the exciting topic of flash and portrait lighting. Flash is incredibly important for allowing us to photograph where there isn’t enough natural light. Also, the flash can be used in an artistic way to interpret our subjects creatively.
Supplies: A camera with manual controls and a compatible external flash unit are required.
Mon, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 1/22 – 2/12
4 sessions: $106; Early Bird price: $100.70 (Discount available until 11/26)
Getting To Know Your Digital Camera
with Melanie Stengel
This course will focus on understanding the digital camera and composition. Students will learn to use camera controls, composition and lighting to create visual impact and express their vision. Through demonstrations, assignments and critiques, students will develop the techniques that allow them to transition from taking photographs to making them. This is NOT a Photoshop class. The goal is getting the most from your digital camera, and developing your photographic eye. The use of computers will not be covered.
Supplies: Digital camera with full manual control (usually a DSLR or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera).
Prerequisite: No previous photography experience is necessary. Students should read the “getting started” part of their owners manual, and bring the manual to class.
Tue, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 1/9 – 2/13
6 sessions: $162; Early Bird price: $153.90 (Discount available until 11/26)
The Power of Processing
with Nate Lerner
Clicking a shutter is just the beginning of the image-making process. In this course, we will explore the use of Adobe Lightroom to organize, edit, develop and output photos. Students will learn how to configure their cameras for RAW capture to optimize control of their images, and will learn to use Lightroom’s powerful editing tools to improve their images and prepare them for print or digital use. Additionally, together we will aim to cultivate visual astuteness through group critique.
Supplies: A camera that shoots in RAW is recommended but not required.
Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge (Mac or Windows)
Thu, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 1/11 – 2/15
6 sessions: $190; Early Bird price: $180.50 (Discount available until 11/26)
Intermediate + Advanced
Developing Your Portfolio
with Harold Shapiro
This class is designed for independent study in a group setting. Advanced students are expected to work independently on their own photography projects, whether digital or darkroom. The photography studio has 6 computers with Photoshop, a state-of-the-art Epson 7900 printer, and a black & white darkroom. The instructor is available throughout the class for help, guidance, suggestion, critique and individual instruction. New students will need to submit a sample of their work to the instructor.