Capital Region Photography Classes

Albany, Troy & Schodack, NY

2018 Class Offerings

 

DEMYSTIFY YOUR DSLR                         STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
LANDSCAPE & NATURE                         NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY                     TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

 

See dates and times below.

Private Instruction

 

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS
LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE
FOCUS ON YOUR SPECIFIC GOALS

 

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Rensselaerville Falls

Demystify Your DSLR Camera

Have you taken your DSLR camera off automatic yet? No? Now is the time! Get acquainted with manually adjusting your aperture, shutter speed and ISO for the ultimate creative control. You’ll discover how depth of field separates your subject from the background for lovely portraits, how to capture crisp, clear landscapes and to maximize your sensor’s capability to gather light. You’ll improve your images exponentially and learn to play in ways your camera can’t compute on its own.

3 Week Course
Mondays, Jan  22 – Feb 5, 2018
6pm – 8:30 pm

Schodack Continuing Education
Maple Hill Middle School Library

1477 S. Schodack Rd., Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
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Fee: $75, Enrollment Max: 12

Manhattan buildings reflect the red of sunrise

Travel Photography

Travel photography is a terrific introduction to capturing people, cultural events, food, architechture, land and/or cityscapes. In this class you’ll learn how to plan locations ahead of time, to pack the proper gear, and you’ll learn the skills, tips and tricks used to create iconic imagery. Quickly move beyond the act of taking snapshots and begin the conscious act of making art!

* Prior knowledge of shooting in manual mode using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is required.

6 Week Course
Wednesdays, Jan 24 – Feb 28, 2018
6pm – 9pm

The Arts Center of the Capital Region 
265 River St. Troy, NY
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Member: $175 | Non-Member: $195
Materials Fee: $30
Enrollment Max: 12

New York Capital reflected in a fountain

Night Photography

New York’s Capital Region dazzles at night! Let’s shoot the moon, stars, city lights and our incredible local architecture! Push your use of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to your creative advantage and employ mobile apps to plan for astrological events. 

For the March Class, bring your DSLR (with manual capabilities) and a tripod for a fun night photographing Empire Plaza. With the images you create, we’ll explore an introduction to editing in Adobe Lightroom. You’ll then share your work and your process during final project critiques!

* Prior knowledge of shooting in manual mode using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is required.

3 Week Course
Mondays, March 12 – 26, 2018
6pm – 9pm

The Arts Center of the Capital Region 
265 River St. Troy, NY
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Member: $65 | Non-Member: $85
Materials Fee: $25
Enrollment Max: 12

Roller Skater in Central Park

NEW! Street Photography

Love observing strangers in the street in a single perfect moment? Capture a slice of unscripted life by photojournalistically shooting on the fly, eyeing a composition and awaiting a perfect moment inside, or actively engaging your subject in their personal space.

You’ll learn these shooting techniques as well as your rights and limitations as a photographer in a public space. Come practice in the streets of Troy, NY and share your work, adventures, and subjects’ stories with your classmates!

* Prior knowledge of shooting in manual mode using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is required.

6 Week Course

Wednesdays, April 11 – May 16, 2018
6pm – 9pm

The Arts Center of the Capital Region 
265 River St. Troy, NY
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Member: $175 | Non-Member: $195
Materials Fee: $30
Enrollment Max: 12 

Rensselaerville Falls

Landscape & Nature

Capture the world around you in the most beautiful way possible, from wide sweeping landscapes to the tiniest beautiful details. Learn which gear best helps you to achieve your goals and master the best settings based on the quality of light.

You’ll learn to discern how the photographers you admire set up their shots. Weekly homework and class critique will help you sharpen your own skill set.

In the extended course, we’ll explore introductory editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom CC, allowing  your personality to emanate from your images.

* Prior knowledge of shooting in manual mode using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is required.

6 Week Course
Thursdays, April 26 – May 30, 2017
6pm – 9pm

The Arts Center of the Capital Region 
265 River St. Troy, NY
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Member: $175 | Non-Member: $195
Materials Fee: $30
Enrollment Max: 12

Shamus, the Newfy, in the Snow

Winter Wildlife Photography

For this gear-intensive sport, you’ll learn the common threads of animal behavior, specific camera techniques to get the perfect shot, and hone your muscle memory to react at a moment’s notice. Once you understand how to build these skills, we’ll discuss the specifics of planning your next photo safari!

In the extended course, you’ll also get an introduction to Adobe Lightroom CC, exploring ways to enhance the best aspects of your wildlife images and share your work with the class for our final critique. 

* Prior knowledge of shooting in manual mode using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is required.

4 Week Course
Wednesdays, March 7 – 28, 2018
6pm – 9pm

The Arts Center of the Capital Region 
265 River St. Troy, NY
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Member: $130 | Non-Member: $160
Materials Fee: $25
Enrollment Max: 12

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