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Photography & Video

Demystifying Camera Exposure & Focus

Learn what ISO 200, f5.6 and histogram mean, and why you should care. Understand what all those focus modes do. Keep detail in bright whites and saturated colors instead of blowing them out. Capture as much shadow detail as possible. Have blur only when wanted for artistic effect.

Dates & Times

#1: Su 11/17-12/8 (skip 12/1), 1-3pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Mar 1-Mar 15, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Lightroom Essentials Guided Tour

Make "pop" what inspired you! Learn to lighten or darken, reveal hidden detail, correct colors, crop out distractions and straighten perspective. Selectively blur or blacken backgrounds with masked brushes.

Lightroom is a powerful feature-rich editing environment which becomes fast and easy after you get past the initial learning curve.

Dates & Times

Feb 2-Feb 16, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Lightroom with Photoshop Assist

This is one of three independent tips classes on Lightroom. Each class stands on its own and they can be taken in any order. Applies to Lightroom Classic Subscription directly, and except for details to LR6.

New users are recommended to start with the 3-session introduction instead which is a guided tour through the core capabilities.

Dates & Times

March 29, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Successful Milky Way Photos

Efficiently shoot dramatic Milky Way images by following a straightforward set of steps to plan, capture and post-process in Lightroom or Photoshop. Learn how to be at the right place at the right time with the right gear. Do not waste your time standing around frustrated in the dark. The camera can see much more of the night sky than the human eye, but you will need editing to bring out the glory of this hidden universe.

Dates & Times

April 5, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2