2017 Classes

Upstate NY

2017 Offerings

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

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, Oct. 16 – 30, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Schodack Continuing Education
Maple Hill Middle School Library

1477 S. Schodack Rd., Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
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Fee: $70, Enrollment Max: 12

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. 

Extended class coming in March! Bring your DSLR (with manual capabilities) and a tripod for a fun night photographing Empire Plaza. With the images you create, we’ll explore introductory techniques of editing in Adobe Lightroom CC. You’ll then share your work and process during final project critiques!

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

Saturday Crash Course
Dec. 2, 2017
10am – 4pm

The Arts Center of the Capital Region 
265 River St. Troy, NY
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Member: $80 | Non-Member: $100
Materials Fee: $15
Enrollment Max: 12

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 while 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.

4 Week Course
Thursdays, Oct. 12 – Nov. 2, 2017
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

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
Thursdays, Nov. 30 – Dec. 21, 2017
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

NEW! Street Photography

Have you ever seen strangers in the street play out a perfect scenario in a single moment? Capture that slice of unscripted life by photojournalistically shooting on the fly, artfully 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 and share your work, adventures, and subjects’ stories with classmates!

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

6 Week Course
Coming Spring 2018!

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.

4 Week Course
Coming Spring 2018!

 

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