Digital Camera Classes

 

Digital Camera Classes

Winter & Spring 2019 Schedule

for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Photographers

 Sponsored by the Tallahassee Senior Center

 

The  volunteer instructor is Dr. Mike Francis
Contact  Kristy Carter at the Tallahassee Senior Center
for  class registration: phone is 850-891-4008, email is
kristy.carter@talgov.com
 

 All classes are from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday nights

      January 23              Basic Digital Photography

      January 30              Advance Digital Photography

      February 20            Travel Photography

      February 27            Video Editing

      March 6                   Using Paint Shop Pro

      April 3                      Basic Digital Photography

      April 10                    Advanced Digital Photography

      May 1                       Travel Photography

      May 8                       Using Paint Shop Pro

       

      Basic Digital Photography

 (January 23 and April 3)

This is a free class but a $5 donation to the Senior Center will be  appreciated

 This class is for beginners who want to learn the basic functions of their  digital camera including how to turn it on, locate the battery and memory card, use scene modes, turn off the flash and how to get the images onto your computer.  This class also includes the topics of ISO, White Balance and Exposure Value (Compensation.) A new feature of this class is a discussion relating to the very rapid change in the types of digital cameras being introduced to the market.


Please bring your camera with a charged battery and your camera manual to class.

 (right click here and select SAVE TARGET AS to download pdf file for this class)  

 

Advanced Digital Photography

(January 30 and April 10)

This is a free class but a $5 donation to the Senior Center will be  appreciated

 This class continues, in depth, the topics of ISO, White Balance, Exposure Value, Color  Temperature, Program - Aperture - Shutter modes, metering such as weighted or spot and other  advanced functions.  Lighting techniques, image arrangement, time-of-day photography tripod management and many other topics will be discussed.

The session will also discuss some of the advanced features on the digital single lens reflex (DSLR)
camera units along with the advantages and disadvantages of various lens configurations. The topics and issues discussed in this class will carry forward to the Travel Session.
  

 Please bring your camera with a charged battery and your camera manual to class.

 (right click here and select SAVE TARGET AS to download pdf for Advanced component)

(right click here and select SAVE TARGET AS to download pdf for DSLR component)

 

 

Travel Photography

(February 20 and May 1)

The class reviews many of the different situations photographers come across when traveling.  Different tricks and techniques, some obvious and some not so obvious, will be covered in the class.  Techniques such as shooting from a speeding car, catching a rainbow, shooting in snow and taking photos in dark areas such as churches and an insight into astro photography (the stars) and techniques for photographing sunsets. This class discusses camera bag configurations including lens selections.

 

(right click here and select SAVE TARGET AS to download pdf for Travel component)

 

Using Paint Shop Pro

(March 6 an May 8)

 

 This is a free class but a $5 donation to the Senior Center will be  appreciated for each class  

If you don't have the Paint Shop Pro (PSP) software, you can download a 30 day trail copy from:  www.corel.com

Th is software only works on Windows Platforms of MACs with virtual Windows.

You will need to bring a laptop to this class or share one with another individualIt is also advisable to bring a wireless or usb-attached mouse.

 The editing software, Paint Shop Pro, also known as PSP, should be loaded on the laptop.  It is desirable to have one of the PSP versions X10 through 2019. If you use Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom or other advanced editing software, you will find these classes informative and good for reveiw. PSP is easy to use with an extremely short learning curve.

For Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Users: Over the years, these classes have demonstrated that attendees at all three levels tend to help each other along with the instructor’s direction. This class covers most of the features of Paint Shop Pro and the fundamentals of image editing, photo restoration and other image manipulation techniques .

 

Video Editing Techniques

(February 27)

This is a free class but a $5 donation to the Senior Center will be  appreciated for each class  

This is a class for anyone who desires to learn non-linear video editing techniques.  The software used by the instructor is Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate but the attendees are not required to have computers and/or software during this introduction class. The class will cover the basic functions of video editing, audio management, title insertions, overlays and video corrections.

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