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Photography & Video

Better Results from Adobe Lightroom

An evening of practical tips for getting the most out of Lightroom. To paraphrase Ansel Adams' musical analogy, the digital capture is the score but post-processing is the performance. Learn to make your photos perform at their best. Topics include contrast enhancement for tough images like the Milky Way, quickly straighten buildings, clear up haze and grey NW skies, easy HDR (high dynamic range) with a natural look, handle bright colors without losing saturation or detail, auto-mask brushes-plus safe file and import management.

Dates & Times

February 9, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Collage & Image Transfers

We will explore techniques combining paper, image transfers and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Experiment with various products that can be used to transfer laser copies of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface of your artwork. Learn how to develop layers of pattern & imagery, combining simple methods using paint, mediums & gels, enriching the surface by developing depth.

Dates & Times

March 16, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

iPhone Photo Organizing for Artists and Creatives

Don’t know where to begin organizing photos of your artwork and art projects? Do you spend too much time looking for specific photos? Feel overwhelmed by all the tech options? Learning tips and techniques tailored specifically for artists and creatives will help you easily find, manage, save and share your photos.

Dates & Times

#1: January 20, Sunday 1-3:15 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Mirja Heide
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: March 17, Sunday 1-3:15 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Mirja Heide
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Perfecting Your Photos in Lightroom

Want to bring out the best in your photos? Ready to move beyond snapshots? Learn to crop out distractions, lighten or darken to reveal detail and correct colors. Selectively blur or blacken backgrounds. Make "pop" what inspired you about the picture!

Lightroom is professional photo development software which has a friendly editing interface suited to new users with slider adjustments, instant feedback and infinite undo. 

Dates & Times

Feb 3-Feb 17, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2