2014 Class SchedulePhotographing Sunsets
Date:               Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:               6:30 – 8:00 pm

Becoming a truly skilled photographer takes not only practice but, an eye for composition and an understanding of your camera’s capabilities. This workshop is designed for those who have some experience with photography but usually take photos using the ‘Auto’ setting on their camera. If you want to move from taking snapshots to creating powerful images, you need to learn how to use and control your camera’s exposure settings. This four class series covers, White Balance, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Lighting, Composition and some fun and creative techniques that will test your skill. In this hands-on course, students will complete exercises that will be reviewed and critiqued the following week allowing everyone to learn from both successes and mistakes. If you want to take your photography to the next level, this course will show you how. A DSLR that allows you to manually change exposure settings is required.
Cost: $135/member $145/non-member per person.


Photography for Beginners (Beginner level)
Date:               Tuesday, April 8
Time:               6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Is camera confusion plaguing you? Modern cameras have so many bells and whistles that it can be difficult to understand what all those buttons do. This class is for those with minimal photographic knowledge.  Barbara Marie Kraus will help demystify all those buttons and dials on your camera.  Learn tips for taking great photos of family, friends and events.  The class will cover the basics of how cameras work, how to find and use the preset modes and program settings on your camera.  Learn about good image composition, proper lighting and when to use your flash.  Students should bring their cameras with fully charged batteries or extras and the camera’s manual to class.    Cost: $50 nonmembers/$45 members    Couple with one camera: $75 nonmembers/$70 members

Photo Editing with Lightroom (Intermediate level)
Date:               Saturday, May 3
Time:               Session I: 10:00 – 12:30pm
Session II: 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Post processing has become an indispensable part of digital photography.  This workshop covers photo editing with Lightroom by Adobe.
Session I: will cover image organization and keywords, and the Basic Develop module which includes cropping, spot removal, red eye correction, white balance, tone and presence.
Session II: will cover using the graduated filter and adjustment brush, tone curve, Hue, Saturation and luminance, B&W, split toning, detail and effects.
Students will be required to bring a laptop computer with Lightroom installed to the class.
Session I only: $85 nonmembers/$75 members
Session II only: $85 nonmembers/$75 members
Both I & II: $150 nonmembers/$130 members

Creative Techniques I (Intermediate – Advanced level)
Date:               Mondays & Thursdays, May 12, 15, 19, 22
Time:               6:30 – 8:00 pm

Building on skills taught in ‘Shooting on Manual’, this class series will cover more advanced creative DSLR techniques. Students will learn about choosing the right lens for the situation, Zooming, Panning, Bracketing, Converting color to Black and White, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and more. One class will cover night photography and be held at the beach. Students will have an opportunity to experience indoor studio setups to produce interesting abstract images. This is an advanced course and requires a solid understanding of using a DSLR camera in manual mode.  Cost: $135/member $145/non-member per person.

Learning to See
(Beginner level)
Date:               Saturday, May 17
Time:               9:00 am – 12 noon

Dynamic composition and visual impact are key ingredients in great images no matter what the media.  This class is designed for both photographers and visual artists alike. The use of shapes, angles, lines, patterns, texture, and color will be covered as well as framing, scale, viewpoint, and the rule of thirds.  Learn to create images that draw in the viewer and tell a story.  Students will need a camera and will use the St. Simons Village as a backdrop to see the world in a new dynamic way.   Cost: $75 nonmembers/$65 members