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Better Photos with Built-In Flash
Are you disappointed with the pictures you get when the built-in flash goes off automatically? In this class, you learn to control the built-in flash so your photos look natural and bright. Learn to get good results using the flash outside, inside, and at night. Discover solutions for common flash problems like unwanted reflections and shadows. Find out about simple accessories that help improve your flash photos. Bring your camera, complete manual, and spare batteries to class. People whose cameras have aperture and shutter priority exposure modes as well as adjustable flash controls will get the most from this course.

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PH-PE09
Dickinson LLC
116
Eyster 3/16 - 3/16 Sa 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM $31.00 View 15

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
204
Eyster 1/31 - 2/28 Th 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $103.00 View 3

Creating Flower Impressions
Move your flower pictures beyond records of successful blooms to impressions of color, form and light, using a variety of creative techniques with both cameras and software. Discover what happens with extremely shallow focus, intentional motion blur, and multiple exposures. Challenge yourself at a local greenhouse. Learn ways to take your photographs to a different level of expression with this class. Prerequisite: Familiar with focus, shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls on your camera. A tripod is recommended for the field shoot. Familiarity with photo editing software, such as Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, recommended but not required.

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PH-PC44
Dickinson LLC
116
Eyster 4/4 - 4/11 Th Sa 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $44.00 View 12

Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera
Discover the power of your digital SLR 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 autofocus 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 advanced camera. Bring your camera and instruction book with you to class.

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PH-PC01
Dickinson LLC
205
Eyster 2/23 - 2/23 Sa 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM $57.00 View 4

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
116
Eyster 4/20 - 4/20 Sa 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM $55.00 View 15

Photos in a Series
Too often we take just one shot of a subject and move on. Or we think that if we create one good photo from an afternoon of shooting, we are “done.” This approach often leaves a story or idea incomplete. Nearly every photographic situation has more than one right photographic answer. In this class you explore a variety of topics and share multiple images illustrating them instead of just one. Challenge yourself to explore more photo compositions of your chosen subject and see what you can create. Included is a demonstration of ways to combine related photos in one file using photo editing software. NOTE: This class meets every two weeks.

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PH-PC20
Dickinson LLC
116
Eyster 3/6 - 5/1 We 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $41.00 View 16

Wildflower Photography Workshop
Spend the day making wildflower images with fellow photographers, while exploring new techniques for making landscape images! Beginning with a sunrise shoot, we will spend the first half of the day in the field refining our shooting techniques as we capture the beauty of spring's wildflowers in Missoula. After lunch, we will head to the Lifelong Learning Center to work through a post-processing workflow. This workshop will cover composition, exposure control and a Lightroom/Photoshop post-processing workflow. A basic understanding of your camera is preferred.

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PH-PC39
Dickinson LLC
200
Christianson 5/18 - 5/18 Sa 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM $33.00 View 6