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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 6

Fundamentals of Photo Composition
Too often we expect a beautiful or favorite subject to automatically produce a great photograph. But strong images require selecting and arranging those subjects in the photograph—what we call composition. In this course, you learn to improve your pictures by deciding what your photo is about and using composition techniques to convey that idea. Find out when to shoot a horizontal or vertical frame, where to place the main subject for the most impact, how to employ lines to direct your viewer’s attention, what effect the background has on your photo, and why exploring different angles helps create unique images. By applying composition you can turn a snapshot into a photograph.

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PH-PC04
Dickinson LLC
105
Eyster 3/4 - 4/1 We 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $44.00 15

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 0

Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera
Discover the power of your advanced digital camera in this introductory course. Learn about different exposure modes and when to use them for better focus and exposure in your pictures. Understand the various auto focus settings available and when to use them or switch to manual focus. Find out about megapixels, histograms and JPEG versus raw file formats. You'll walk away with the skills to make the most of your digital SLR camera. NOTE: To get the most from this class, 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-PC01
Dickinson LLC
205
Eyster 3/28 - 3/28 Sa 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM $57.00 15

Mastering Manual Exposure
Take charge of your pictures by learning to set the exposure controls yourself. In this advanced class, you learn to master manual exposure using the camera’s built-in light meter and the shutter, aperture and ISO controls. Learning to use manual exposure gives you complete creative control over the appearance of your images under any lighting conditions.Prerequisite: Familiarity with your camera controls recommended

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PH-PC19
Dickinson LLC
105
Eyster 4/18 - 4/18 Sa 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM $55.00 15

Seeing Light for Photography
Photography means “light writing.” In this class you become a careful observer and recorder of the variety of lighting conditions around you. Learn to recognize the brightness, direction, quality, and color of light, both outside and indoors. Become aware of how the time of day and weather affect the characteristics of light and how to capture these in your images. In the process, you discover how to make great pictures in a variety of lighting conditions.  Prerequisite: Familiarity with your camera controls recommended.

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PH-PC24
Dickinson LLC
105
Eyster 4/2 - 4/23 Th 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $62.00 15

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 4