CLASSES - SUN CITY CENTER PHOTO CLUB

SUN CITY CENTER PHOTO CLUB

CLASS SIGN-UP PROCEDURE


TO ENROLL IN A CLASS:


1. The student must be a current paid member of the SCC Photo Club, or eligible to be a member (resident of CA, Freedom Plaza, Lake Towers, Aston Gardens or Kings Point under their agreements with the CA and Photo Club). The membership list is presently in the Monitor book.


2. If there is space available (max. not obtained), a non-member of the Photo Club may sign up, at the earliest, four days before up until the date of the class. Non-members will pay an additional fee, which is listed on the sign-up sheet. Non-members must still be a resident of CA, Freedom Plaza, Lake Towers, Aston Gardens or Kings Point.


3. Sign up during Photo Lab hours (M-F, 9-12). Monitor will check the class sheet to make sure the class is not filled. (There is a minimum and maximum number of students for each class.)


4. The student will fill out the information on a class payment envelope (located in the pocket of the class binder) and include payment. Only people who pay at the time of enrollment will be allowed to register.


5. The Monitor records date and payment received on the envelope and places it in the Treasurer’s box in the Monitor cabinet.


6. ALL PAYMENT (whether member or non-member) FOR ALL CLASSES MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME OF SIGN-UP – NO EXCEPTIONS.


7. For sponsored classes (taught by paid instructors), there are no refunds, unless the class is cancelled. However, if you cannot attend, you can find someone to substitute for you and have them pay you (reimburse you) directly. You must also change the sign-up sheet to their name and delete yours, to ensure the teacher knows who to expect in attendance.


8. Classes conducted by volunteers Refund Policy: If you cancel within 72 hours of a class, you will receive a refund. Less than 72 hours = No Refund.

ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT GARY PATE  EDUCATIONAL COORDINATOR – garypate1@icloud.com.


CLASSES


One-on-One Mentoring Sessions


The first and third Wednesdays of the month Robert Winch will offer one hour mentoring sessions at 10:00 and 11:00 am at no fee. You must sign up in the white binder in the Bill Leasy Photo Lab in advance. This is a one-on-one opportunity. Can’t figure out how to make a Photoshop fix that will make your image perfect? Ever wish you knew how to apply a specific effect, or you are just struggling with the basics? Bring your problem along to the Photo Lab for a mentoring session where Robert will work with you on your specific issues, problems and questions. There are no formalities, no specific topics, just you and Robert at a computer or working with your camera to help solve your questions or problems. Additionally, for one-on-one sessions, you can contact Andy Ledoux at 813-938-5376 or via email at bledoux2@tampabay.rr.com.



Sign up enrollment sheets are now available at the photo lab. Payment is due at time of enrollment. This is a sponsored workshop, no refunds. 


JANUARY CLASSES


Class Title: Introduction to iPhone Photography

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Time: 1:30-3:30 pm

Instructor: Robert Miller

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: Yes

Cost: $5.00 Members; $10.00 Non-Members

Minimum Students: 3 Maximum Students: 12


Description: Although this class is specifically designed for iPhone users, most of what is covered will also apply to any smartphone camera user. The instructor however has no specific experience with any smartphone other than the iPhone. In general, much of this will also apply to the iPad. Topics covered in this class: · Fundamentals of taking photos with your phone. · Do’s and Don't’s with iPhone photography · iPhone photography limitations · Overview of the native camera, and photo editing apps. · Introduction to some essential 3rd party apps. There are no prerequisites for this course, as in introductory course. You will need to bring your iPhone with you to class.


Class Title: Understanding Exposure, Histogram and the Meter

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson

Cost: $15 Members; $20 Non-Members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: Yes


Description: This class is designed to provide a better understanding of how to read the Histogram on your camera. This tool is the most powerful tool on your camera for getting better results from your exposure. Exposure is one of the most important factors in the image capture process. Modern cameras show you your exposure, even in the auto modes, preserve that info in the metadata of the image file, and offer AEL lock and AFL lock (auto exposure and focus lock) in program modes. Creative modes on your camera offer over- and under- exposure compensation (making your picture lighter or darker). Most cameras still have at least three metering modes. This class makes understanding these camera features easy to understand and apply. This class will help demystify these essentials for getting the most out of your camera and creating better photography.


Class Title: Making Photobooks on the Computer Using Shutterfly Pt. 1

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Time: 1-3pm

Instructor: Kathy Moore

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: Yes

Cost: $5 Members; $10 Non-Members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8


Description: Making Photobooks on the computer with Shutterfly. Introduction to Shutterfly program - organizing and saving photos, creating photobooks - digital or printouts. We will work with photos already set up on the computers in the lab. You can create your free account ahead of time at www.shutterfly.com.


Class Title: Smart Phone Photography Accessories Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: 1:30-3:00 PM

Instructor: Paul Stebelton

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-On: Yes

Cost: $5.00 Member $10.00 Non-Member

Minimum Students: 3 Maximum Students: 12


Class Description: This class will speak to the various hardware and software accessories available for smart phones which can help bring out the best in your cell phone photography. We will also have hands on demonstrations of hardware and techniques in using your cell phone for photography. And we will briefly learn about software choices to improve cell phone photography. Finally, we will cover the advantages of cell phone photography and learn to overcome some of the disadvantages as well.


Class Title: Making Photobooks on the Computer Using Shutterfly Pt. 2

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Instructor: Kathy Moore

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: Yes

Cost: $5 Members; $10 Non-Members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8


Description: Making Photobooks on the computer with Shutterfly. Introduction to Shutterfly program - organizing and saving photos, creating photobooks - digital or printouts. In this class, we will be adding creativity to the pages in the photo album we began in the Part 1 class.


Class Title: GOLF CART BIRDING SAFARI - BETTER BIRDING WORKSHOP

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-On: Yes:

Photographing in the Field Cost: $10 Members; $15 Non-Member


Class Description: Join James as he takes you to some of his favorite spots as he demonstrates how he approaches each situation. How to choose your exposure settings, lighting and camera position. This hands-on safari shoot is designed to help apply techniques taught in the classroom section. Class Information: Meet in front of the photo club room in the parking to the left of the Samaritans building. Please arrive 5 minutes early, Safari will depart promptly at 3 p.m. If you don’t have a golf cart you can partner up with someone who does.



FEBRUARY CLASSES



Class Title: Introduction to Photoshop Creative Cloud

Date: Feb 5

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Robert Winch

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: No

Cost: $5 Members; $10 Non-members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 12


Class Description: An introduction to the Photoshop Creative Cloud software that is available on the Lab computers to edit and process your photos.


Class Title: Digital Photography - Part 1 - The Camera

Date: Feb 6

Time: 1:30-4:00 PM

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson

Lecture: Yes;

Hand-on: Some

Cost: $15 Members; $20 Non-members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 12


Class Description: This four-part course is designed for beginner and experienced photographers alike. Classes can be taken on an individual basis or as a series. The complete series is designed to help our members get the most out of the photo club facilities and their own equipment as well. The first session is on The Camera. James will go over the features of the camera and how and why to use them. You may be surprised to learn your camera has several features designed to complement your technique that many photographers don’t know exist, or know why they would use them. James will demystify these features and help you to get the most out of your camera.


Class Title: Macro & Close-Up Photography

Instructor: Gayle Fischer

Date: Monday, February 11th

Time: 1pm ~ 3pm

Cost: $10 (members) $15 (non-members)

Lecture: Yes

Hands On: Yes

Minimum Students: 3 Maximum Students: 12


Description: This class will cover the basics of macro and close-up photography... the options for equipment, the cautions to be aware of, examples of subject matter, and, specifically, the process used to obtain various images involving water droplets. Following the lecture portion, students that brought their equipment with them can practice some of the techniques. Suggested equipment includes – camera, macro lens, achromats/filters, tripod (std. and/or tabletop), shutter release, and flash. Also, if you have one, bring a tablet (iPad or Android) with some colorful images on it or a means to transfer images to it that will be provided by the instructor.


Please note that this is NOT a “how to use my camera” class. If you wish to practice in the hands-on portion, you must already have a working knowledge of your camera... know how to turn it on, know how to use macro mode, know how to manually focus, etc.


Also please note that depending on the number of students wishing to practice, you will likely have to take turns as there will be a limited number of practice set-ups. Those that don't bring equipment are, of course, welcome to watch and learn.


SPONSORED WORKSHOP * no refund unless class is canceled.


The recording of this class (video, audio or otherwise) is strictly prohibited.


Class Title: Making Photobooks on the Computer Using Shutterfly Pt. 2

Date: Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Instructor: Kathy Moore

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: Yes

Cost: $5 Members; $10 Non-Members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8


Description: Making Photobooks on the computer with Shutterfly. Introduction to Shutterfly program - organizing and saving photos, creating photobooks - digital or printouts. In this class, we will be adding creativity to the pages in the photo album we began in the Part 1 class.


Class Title: Snapseed

(Third party app for smartphone photo editing)

Date: Feb 13

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Instructor: Robert Miller

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: Yes

Cost: $5 Members; $10 Non-Members

Minimum Students: 3 ; Maximum Students: 12


Description: This will be a basic introduction course to this photo-editing application. Snapseed was produced by Nik Software, and is now owned and maintained by google. It allows IOS and Android user the ability to edit and enhance their photos, and apply digital filters. You must bring your iPhone or Android phone already loaded with Snapseed. It is free to download from the app store. This will be a hands on class. I will email some pictures to you prior to class, and we will work on editing those pictures during the class, so be sure you email is legible when you register.


Class Title: Digital Photography - Part 2 - Exposure

Date: Feb 18

Time: 1:30-4:00 PM

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson

Lecture: Yes; Hand-on: Some

Cost: $15 Members; $20 Non-members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 12


Class Description: This four-part course is designed for beginner and experienced photographers alike. Classes can be taken on an individual basis or as a series. The complete series is designed to help our members get the most out of the photo club facilities and their own equipment as well. The second session is on Exposure. Exposure will cover the meters in your camera, the clubs flash meter in the studio, white balance, histograms in the camera and photo applications. Exposure is one of the most important parts of the photographic process. Understanding and applying it will greatly improve your photographic skills.


Class Title: A Baker's Dozen of Photography Gadgets

Date: Feb. 19

Time: 1 to 2:45 PM

Instructor: Peter Bates

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: Some

Cost: $5 Members; $10 Non-members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 12


Class Description: A baker's dozen of photography gadgets and gizmos that will make photography so much easier. You will learn better ways to carry your equipment, clean your camera, compose steadier and sharper pictures. Instructor will provide a printout and PDF copy of links to the products he describes. And he gets absolutely no kickback from Amazon or eBay! Special tip: Bring one photograph of a bleached-out sky or an all-white object and I will show you a helpful test.


Class Title: Macro & Close-Up Photography

Instructor: Gayle Fischer

Date: Monday, February 21st

Time: 1pm ~ 3pm

Cost: $10 (members) $15 (non-members)

Lecture: Yes

Hands On: Yes

Minimum Students: 3 Maximum Students: 12


Description: This class will cover the basics of macro and close-up photography... the options for equipment, the cautions to be aware of, examples of subject matter, and, specifically, the process used to obtain various images involving water droplets. Following the lecture portion, students that brought their equipment with them can practice some of the techniques. Suggested equipment includes – camera, macro lens, achromats/filters, tripod (std. and/or tabletop), shutter release, and flash. Also, if you have one, bring a tablet (iPad or Android) with some colorful images on it or a means to transfer images to it that will be provided by the instructor.


Please note that this is NOT a “how to use my camera” class. If you wish to practice in the hands-on portion, you must already have a working knowledge of your camera... know how to turn it on, know how to use macro mode, know how to manually focus, etc.


Also please note that depending on the number of students wishing to practice, you will likely have to take turns as there will be a limited number of practice set-ups. Those that don't bring equipment are, of course, welcome to watch and learn.


SPONSORED WORKSHOP * no refund unless class is canceled. The recording of this class (video, audio or otherwise) is strictly prohibited.



Class Title: Photography Apps for Mobile Phone

Photography Date: Feb 26

Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Instructor: Paul Stebelton

Lecture: Yes;

Hands-on: Yes

Cost: $5 Members; $10 Non-members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 12


Class Description: Introduction to various apps for improving your composition in photography. Close-up, Macro, SlowShutter, Focus Peaking, Aperture manipulation, and full manual control of your camera phone are examples demonstrated in class.


Class Title: Digital Photography - Part 3 - Learning to See Light

Date: Feb 27

Time: 1:30-4:00 PM

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson

Lecture: Yes;

Hand-on: Some

Cost: $15 Members; $20 Non-members

Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 12


Class Description: This four-part course is designed for beginner and experienced photographers alike. Classes can be taken on an individual basis or as a series. The complete series is designed to help our members get the most out of the photo club facilities and their own equipment as well. The third session is on Learning to See Light. Learning to See Light is another of the most important parts of getting better pictures. In fact, you have probably heard people say it’s all about the light, and it’s true. The light falling on the subject is just as important as the subject itself. If the light is not there, there is no picture. One of the best ways to learn to see light is in the studio, because in the studio you control the light creating the effect the light has on the subject. Once you learn to light you can more readily recognize good lighting situations in the field. We will use the studio lighting equipment to demonstrate the principals including electronic flash and other methods from a constant light source, like window light, hot and cold lights and more.





















































                                                        









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