Photography



Adobe Lightroom - Intermediate

Still working in the dark when it comes to editing your digital photographs?  Step into Lightroom, the electronic darkroom for digital photography.  This Lightroom course focuses on the workflow between the camera and Lightroom to get the most from your digital photography. Import, export, organize, and discover techniques for developing your images.    This class is hands-on, instructor-led training by professional photographer Noella Vigeant.  

Classes are task-based and focus on real-world scenarios and challenges students face in their day-to-day digital world.  Bring your laptop with loaded software to class.  $5 materials fee payable to instructor.

Please contact instructor at [email protected] with software questions. 



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216401
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 9/3 - 9/24 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $150.00 View

Adobe Photoshop for the Landscape Photography

Start your portfolio of gorgeous photos.

In this Photoshop for Photography course, participants will learn:

• The program basics of Photoshop

• The tools used by professional photographers to enhance and edit         Landscape photography.

• And LEARN how to:

• Develop beautiful skies and keep foregrounds crisp and clear.

• Dodge and burn to add depth to a photo,

• Double process to get better dynamic range,and work with Camera RAW (even if you’re not yet making RAW digital files).

Materials fee of $5 due to instructor 1st day of class.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Tools and Basics or equivalent knowledge. Photoshop Elements Users welcome.



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206801
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 10/1 - 10/29 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $150.00 View

Digital Camera - Beginning DSLR and Compact Digitals

This class advances you from Auto Mode to the custom modes of your camera: Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes, allowing control of aperture size, time, color, balance, metering choices, and ISO. With these essential tools you can create custom pictures.

We also learn the Rule of Thirds composition technique. Each class focuses on choices for portraits, landscape, selective focusing, and stopping action. You will bring your pictures to class for helpful discussion.A field trip brings all this together so bring camera and manual to each class.

Limited to 12 students to allow one on one help from the instructor.Instructor has presented slide shows of her work on Goddesses in Ancient Art at De Anza College and shows on historical Turkey and Greece at Foothill College.



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206201
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room Q5
18 - &up Pipkin 9/11 - 10/2 We 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $105.00 View

DSLR Camera I

Get out of the auto mode and get the most out of your DSLR Camera. Switching from film or diving into digital photography with a digital SLR camera can be a daunting leap. The terminology alone can be like learning another language. This course is for photographers with little or no experience with today’s Digital SLR cameras. Participants will advance past auto and into the buttons and menus that surround the camera inside and out. With hands-on your camera you will use various focus modes, change white balance and ISO, override the flash and discover the possibilities of your camera while gaining a deeper understanding of Program mode and camera presets. Participants will find out how, when and where to change the settings on their DSLR camera. Along the way, you will receive tips on composition and how to prepare for photo opportunities. This class focuses on the camera and camera settings. Bring your camera, camera manual, and charged camera batteries to class.

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor. Class is hands-on learning with a professional photographer.



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Santa Clara Adult Education
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18 - &up Vigeant 10/19 - 11/2 Sa 12:45 PM - 03:45 PM $113.00 View

DSLR Focus on Depth of Field

Get out of auto and into depth of field by learning the ins and outs of Aperture Priority. Find the exact camera settings to make blurred backgrounds,bokeh, broad depth of field and get the shots you want.

You will use your camera in hands-on exercises to learn this advanced exposure modes.With control over focus and depth of focus you can create beautiful images.

Come find out how your lens creates focus depth and when and why to use Aperture Priority for your style of photography. This class focuses on the camera settings.

Bring your camera, manual, tripod (if you have one), questions and charged batteries to class for hands-on experience.

Prerequisite: DSLR1 or equivalent knowledge.



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217801
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 12/5 - 12/19 Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $113.00 View

DSLR Focus on Motion

Get out of auto and into creative shutter exposures by learning the ins and outs of Shutter Priority. Find the exact camera settings to make blurred motion,stop motion, and silky water falls, and get the shots you want.

You will use your camera in hands-on exercises with long and short exposures to learn this advanced exposure modes. Come find out how and why Shutter Priority is used and improve your photography by understanding this major component of every exposure.

Bring your camera,manual, tripod (if you have one), questions and charged batteries to class for hands-on experience.

Prerequisite: DSLR1 or equivalent knowledge.



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Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 11/5 - 11/19 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $113.00 View

Great Portraits in Black and White

You don’t need to own a studio to take good people pictures. Compose, pose and capture great images of people by learning the art of portrait photography while learning what makes a great black and white image.

This class covers indoor and outdoor lighting to create beautiful B&W portraits. Students will explore lighting techniques, process photos using computer software, and print classic B&W portraits. Bring your camera, camera manual,charged batteries and a tripod if you have one to class. Make beautiful pictures of the beautiful people in your life.

Materials Fee $5 payable first class. Class is hands-on learning with a professional photographer.

Prerequisite: DSLR1 or equivalent knowledge.



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213901
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 10/19 - 11/9 Sa 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM $150.00 View

NEW Advanced Digital

This class provides more knowledge and practices using the settings for aperture and shutter speed (time) modes. Other topics to be revisited include: depth of field, selective focus, stopping movement, metering choices, white balance and also a bracketing demonstration.

We will visit the world renowned San Jose Rose Garden in it’s May spectacular full-bloom with countless rose species, landscaped to perfection around the water fountain (practice water flow blending and particularization), along with the fascinating grounds and landscaping at the nearby Rosicrucian Museum.

A second field trip location TBA.

Prerequisite: Digital Class or equivalent.

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Santa Clara Adult Education
Room Q5
18 - &up Pipkin 10/16 - 11/6 We 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $105.00 View

Night Photography

Shoot the moon and catch a star with this hands-on Night Photography class. After dark is an awe-some experience with today’s Digital SLR cameras.

This course explores the camera settings for long exposures in low light. Class includes 2 unique off-site shoots to photograph in twilight, blue light, and lights about town. Weather permitting we’ll shoot the full moon as it rises over the hills.

On campus hands-on classes explore low light, existing light and light painting. Bring your camera, manual(s),tripod (if you have one), imagination and questions to class for hands-on low light and no light photography experience.

Materials fee $10 payable first class.

Prerequisite: DSLR1 or equivalent knowledge.

No Class: 10/30



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Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 11/26 - 12/17 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $150.00 View