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Black and White Photography From Start to Finish
The best black and white photographs come from recognizing interesting light, distinctive shapes, and detailed textures in the world around us. By capturing these features in color, we can convert them to dramatic black and white images using photo editing software. In this course, we work in the field to capture the raw material we need to produce monochrome masterpieces. Then we use Adobe Lightroom Classic to adjust exposure and contrast, lighten and darken parts of the image to improve its visual impact, and apply special effects such as sepia toning and traditional borders. These techniques also work in Adobe Photoshop. Experience with the exposure controls on your camera and with Adobe Lightroom Classic are recommended.

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PH-PC08
Dickinson LLC
200
Eyster 1/30 - 2/27 Th 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $103.00 9

Exploring Photo Ideas 4
Focus your attention on discovering the world around you anew in this playful class. In this course we return to a student favorite with all new topics. For each class you photograph a different theme, such as color, geometry, or handmade. You see suggestions for making pictures of these topics both outdoors and inside. The next class you share your results and see what everyone else created. Come expand your ideas of what subjects make good photographs and have fun! NOTE: This class meets every other week, so you have two weeks to complete each practice

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P-PH17
Dickinson LLC
105
Eyster 11/4 - 12/16 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $57.00 8

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera 2
Apply your photography skills in a variety of common shooting scenarios in this intermediate class. After reviewing exposure, you learn techniques for action, close-up, and low-light photography. You find out about using different lenses and filters when shooting landscapes and portraits. You discover how to adjust the colors the camera records to improve both sunset and indoor shots. And you learn to control the built-in flash for natural-looking photos of people. You’ll leave with the tools to make better pictures in a variety of situations. Prerequisite: Familiar with shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls on your camera. Your camera must have Program, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority exposure modes. Check your manual to see if these features are listed.

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PH-PC45
Dickinson LLC
105
Eyster 1/25 - 1/25 Sa 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM $31.00 7

What Photo Editing Software Is Best?
What’s the big deal about photo editing? Why would I need to edit my pictures anyway? Which photo editor is the best? Join this evening demonstration and discussion of various photo editing software applications, their pros and cons, and which one might be best for your needs. Watch the photographer demonstrate editing pictures, creating cards, and sharing images using products that range from simple and free to advanced. Come see what’s possible with your photos and ask questions about a variety of photo editing options. The information applies to both Mac and Windows computers. No prior photography experience or knowledge necessary!

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PH-PE18
Dickinson LLC
200
Eyster 1/16 - 1/16 Th 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $18.00 7

Winter Nature Photography from Start to Finish
Explore the photographic possibilities of nature in winter in this class. Discover tips for better photos of the pristine landscape blanketed with snow and plants covered with frost. You learn how to prepare yourself and your camera for the cold. Then move on to adjusting exposure and color for great pictures. We'll take two trips to snowy locations near Missoula so you can practice what you've learned. In addition, you use Adobe Lightroom Classic to adjust exposure and contrast, and modify overall color balance. A camera with controls for aperture, shutter speed and ISO, a tripod, and experience with Adobe Lightroom Classic are recommended.

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PH-PE19
Dickinson LLC
200
Eyster 2/3 - 2/24 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $82.00 7