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.
Cityscape & Landscape Photography
with Harold Shapiro
Explore the relationship of the urban and the natural outdoors.
Art and photography have a long tradition of exploring landscape and cityscape to help us define the world we live in. In this course, we will review famous images and create our own photos. There will be weekly assignments.
Prerequisite: Basic camera and computer skills suggested.
Supplies: Camera and memory stick are required; laptop with Photoshop is optional.
Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, June 25 – July 30
6 sessions: $162; Early Bird price: $153.90 (Discount available until June 1)
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 to get the most from your digital camera and develop your photographic eye. Class will allow time to experiment with techniques.
Prerequisite: No previous photography experience is necessary. Students should read the “Getting Started” section of their camera manual and bring the manual to class.
Supplies: Digital camera with full manual control (usually a digital single-lens reflex camera or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera). Bring your manual to the first class.
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, June 26 – August 28
10 sessions: $270; Early Bird price: $256.50 (Discount available until June 1)
Fun with Photoshop
with Lucy McClure
Learn the basics of Photoshop through weekly creative assignments. Students will learn to clone, make photomontages and composites, and much more. We will explore the creative and artistic aspects of this powerful program while still considering the basic elements of a good photograph. This course is designed for teens, but interested adults are welcome.
Supplies: Digital camera and thumb drive required; access to a home computer and printer recommended. Students must provide their own paper for printing.
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, June 27 – August 22
No class July 4
8 sessions: $216; Early Bird price: $205.20 (Discount available until June 1)
The Power of Processing: Using Adobe Lightroom
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 Classic CC 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 how to use Lightroom’s powerful editing tools to improve images and prepare them for print or digital use. Additionally, we will aim to cultivate visual astuteness through group critique.
Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge (Mac or Windows).
Supplies: While participants are welcome to use the computers in the studio, a laptop with Lightroom Classic CC installed is highly recommended. The use of an external hard drive is also encouraged. A camera that shoots in RAW is recommended but not required.
Notes: This is NOT a class for Lightroom’s mobile app.