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The popular series of photography classes at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve has been set for the Fall/Winter schedule of 2013.   The classes are conducted by award-winning Wildlife Photographer Dick Cronberg and will be held at the Visitor Center at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve at 39400 Clinton Keith Road on Saturdays, 1 – 4:00 beginning September 7 and continuing through to December 7, 2013. 

Photo courtesy Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation

Photo courtesy Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation

Tuition for each class is $65 with portions of the fee going to support the children’s environmental education programs at the Reserve.  

Introduction to Digital Photography September 7- 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Subjects Covered: Understanding the differences between film and digital photography (gigabytes, megapixels, memory cards, and batteries etc.), camera settings for most photos (including “how to avoid problems”), basic understanding of composition, tips on how to get the quality photos you were hoping for, loading images on to the computer, camera care and more.

Intermediate Digital Photography September 14 – 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Subjects covered: Learning what all those buttons and dials on the camera do, understanding different exposure modes, how to use light to your advantage, understanding and using depth of field and stop or blurred action, advanced composition techniques; all about other equipment such as flashes, tripods, and gadget bags that you might consider purchasing.

Advanced Digital Photography October 5 – 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Subjects covered: Handling tricky light, understanding how backgrounds and foregrounds affect your photo, all about lenses (what they do, which brands are best and how to choose which ones to purchase), understanding flash photography, learning the qualities of a great photo, and specific instruction on how to make stunning photos of people, pets, landscapes, wildlife, night
shots and macro photos (tricks of the pros).

Photoshop Elements October 19  1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Adobe Photoshop elements is one of the best-selling “post-processing” programs on the market.  Learn how to bring your photos to life and take them to the next level.  Subjects covered will be: Importing, enhancing, cropping, processing “raw” images, enlarging, e-mailing, restoring old photos and “:special effects”.  A simple work flow  will be presented for the beginner and there will be plenty of time for questions and hands-on work.

Adobe Lightroom November 9  1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Learn the “ins” and “outs” of this incredible enhancing program by Adobe. Learn how to upload, sort and delete photos quickly. Then watch how you can transform your images from “Blah” to “Wow” with easy to use tools. Lightroom was designed for and made by photographers so it is easy to use, “non-destructive” and fast! If you’re wondering if you need this program or already have it and aren’t quite sure how it works, this is the class for you!

Wildlife Photography November 23 – 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
This class covers everything you ever wanted to know about taking wildlife photos and maybe some things you never thought about. It will review the essential photo equipment needed to produce stunning images and explain how to best utilize your gear in the field.

How to Make Money with Your Camera – December 7 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Subjects covered: Learn how and where to photos sell (magazines, newspapers, stock photos companies, art shows, galleries, etc.). Learn about different products you can make out of your photos and where to get it done Also learn how to build a photo portfolio, how to get started shooting wedding, family and pet photos. Next, learn about obtaining the proper legal paperwork (business licenses and tax exempt status). Last, learn how to mat and frame photos for that perfect presentation.

Introduction to Digital Photography September 7- 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Subjects Covered: Understanding the differences between film and digital photography (gigabytes, megapixels, memory cards, and batteries etc.), camera settings for most photos (including “how to avoid problems”), basic understanding of composition, tips on how to get the quality photos you were hoping for, loading images on to the computer, camera care and more.

Intermediate Digital Photography September 14 – 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Subjects covered: Learning what all those buttons and dials on the camera do, understanding different exposure modes, how to use light to your advantage, understanding and using depth of field and stop or blurred action, advanced composition techniques; all about other equipment such as flashes, tripods, and gadget bags that you might consider purchasing.

Advanced Digital Photography October 5 – 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Subjects covered: Handling tricky light, understanding how backgrounds and foregrounds affect your photo, all about lenses (what they do, which brands are best and how to choose which ones to purchase), understanding flash photography, learning the qualities of a great photo, and specific instruction on how to make stunning photos of people, pets, landscapes, wildlife, night
shots and macro photos (tricks of the pros).

Photoshop Elements October 19  1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Adobe Photoshop elements is one of the best-selling “post-processing” programs on the market.  Learn how to bring your photos to life and take them to the next level.  Subjects covered will be: Importing, enhancing, cropping, processing “raw” images, enlarging, e-mailing, restoring old photos and “:special effects”.  A simple work flow  will be presented for the beginner and there will be plenty of time for questions and hands-on work.

Adobe Lightroom November 9  1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Learn the “ins” and “outs” of this incredible enhancing program by Adobe. Learn how to upload, sort and delete photos quickly. Then watch how you can transform your images from “Blah” to “Wow” with easy to use tools. Lightroom was designed for and made by photographers so it is easy to use, “non-destructive” and fast! If you’re wondering if you need this program or already have it and aren’t quite sure how it works, this is the class for you!

Wildlife Photography November 23 – 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
This class covers everything you ever wanted to know about taking wildlife photos and maybe some things you never thought about. It will review the essential photo equipment needed to produce stunning images and explain how to best utilize your gear in the field.

How to Make Money with Your Camera – December 7 1:00 – 4:00 / $65
Subjects covered: Learn how and where to photos sell (magazines, newspapers, stock photos companies, art shows, galleries, etc.). Learn about different products you can make out of your photos and where to get them done. Also learn how to build a photo portfolio, how to get started shooting wedding, family and pet photos. Next, learn about obtaining the proper legal paperwork (business licenses and tax exempt status). Last, learn how to mat and frame photos for that perfect presentation.

*Contributed by the Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation

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