PHOTOGRAPHY


WINTER Session

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C636W20 Winter Nature Photography [New Instructor]
Donald Tredinnick
Skill level: ALL

Winter is a great time to get out and take photos. With the low sun angle and lack of humidity, you can capture some spectacular images. Getting a properly exposed photo can prove to be a challenge. All that white snow can really throw off your camera. In this workshop you will learn techniques for: winter exposure; winter compositions; finding and accessing winter photography locations; and protecting yourself and your gear in cold temps. The workshop will start at MCFTA and then go to a nearby location for outside shooting. Please bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries, camera manual, lunch for the half-hour break and dress for the weather.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/8/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 49.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 54.00 ea.

C637W20 Focus on Lightroom [NEW!]
Donald Tredinnick
Skill level: A, AB, I

Learn how to edit and organize your photos using Adobe Lightroom. This one-day intensive workshop will introduce you to the program's features and tools including: organization techniques; exposure adjustments; improve contrast and color saturation; use the brush tool to make localized adjustments; image sharpening and noise reduction; and spot removal. You will leave this class with the confidence and ability to take your imagery to a higher level. Bring your laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic installed and a lunch for the half-hour break. If you don't have Lightroom CC Classic, you can install a 7-day evaluation license.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/22/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 73.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

I wish to give an additional contribution of:  $

SPRING Classes

Registration opens at NOON on Monday, January 13.

NOTE: Spring I classes start with "D"   Spring II classes start with "E"

Please add each session's classes separately to your cart if registering for classes in more than one session.

 

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D61420 Photography: Composition and Design
Anne Groton
Skill level: ALL

Develop your photographer's eye in this class where everything in the photograph is viewed as an active element of design. Learn how to place the objects or subjects you care about in the frame to create robust, intentional photographs. This class will include hands-on exercises, in-class discussions, the study of our work and the work of other artists, as well as a lot of picture taking. To get the most from this class, know your camera's settings and be familiar with aperture/depth of field and shutter speed prior to class. Bring your camera, camera cords, a flash drive, and your camera's manual.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/24/2020 and ending 3/30/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 219.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 243.00 ea.

D61520 Intermediate Digital Photography
Carl Beihl
Skill level: I

This class provides a greater focus on individual work as you continue to gain competency with your digital camera. Shooting assignments will be given each week, and your digital photos will be reviewed in class. Bring a digital camera (with charged or fresh batteries), memory card and your camera's manual. You will need a home computer that allows you to download images from your camera and save them to a USB memory stick for class viewing.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/25/2020 and ending 4/14/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

D66320 Digital Photography 101 [Core Class]
Karen Davis
Skill level: B, AB

Learn about your camera and go from taking snapshots to making photographs. You will learn the parts of your camera, what they do, and how to use them to create the visual effects you want. You'll have opportunities to experiment with aperture, shutter speeds, ISO settings, and compositional techniques. Bring your camera fully charged and its manual to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/25/2020 and ending 4/14/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.

D61020 Making Photographs
Carl Beihl
Skill level: I, AD

This class will help serious amateur and professional photographers find more passion in their work by exploring the narrative, aesthetic and emotional aspects of image-making, with an emphasis on simplicity and the use of natural light. Through practical demonstrations, field trips, individual portfolio reviews and studying the work of other photographers, we will refine our views on producing work and balancing the various aspects of a busy life.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/26/2020 and ending 4/15/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.

D67820 Travel Photography: Beyond Snapshots & Selfies [New!]
Jacqueline Byers
Skill level: AB, I

Take your travel photos to the next level in this class that will sharpen your photographic skills and teach you to capture those once in a lifetime images on your next vacation. Travel photography encompasses all genres, from landscapes to people to street scenes. Through discussions, exercises, and homework that involves photographing your home as if it were an exotic place, you'll learn what gear to bring, the basics of compositions, and how to make compelling images that document your journey. Bring your camera and a flash drive with 5-10 images from a past trip to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 2/27/2020 and ending 4/16/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

D61120 Abstract Digital Photography Techniques
Jacqueline Byers
Skill level: ALL

Abstract photography creates mood and/or feeling without portraying recognizable objects or scenes. In this class, you will learn how to take photography beyond realism and into abstract art through a number of techniques, including camera motion, isolation of details, shallow depth of field and multiple exposures. Techniques will be practiced in the classroom and in the field and compositions will be reviewed weekly in class. No prior experience is necessary, but a basic understanding of how to use your camera in both aperture and shutter speed priority modes is necessary to use the techniques effectively. Bring a digital camera with zoom capabilities and 5-10 current examples of your work on a flash drive to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 2/27/2020 and ending 4/16/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

D638W20 Shooting after Dark: Night Photos & Light Painting
Donald Tredinnick
Skill level: ALL

Just because the sun sets, doesn't mean it's time to put away the camera. Shooting after dark opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities. You will learn about photographing the stars (astrophotography), urban night scenes, and light painting with flashlights. Depending on the weather, we'll either head out to do some urban night photography or spend time light painting closer to the Art Center. Bring your camera with spare batteries, a lens with a focal length between 24 and 70 mm, tripod, wired or wireless cable release, and warm clothing.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/2/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 61.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 68.00 ea.

E66320 Digital Photography 101 [Core Class]
Karen Davis
Skill level: B, AB

Learn about your camera and go from taking snapshots to making photographs. You will learn the parts of your camera, what they do, and how to use them to create the visual effects you want. You'll have opportunities to experiment with aperture, shutter speeds, ISO settings, and compositional techniques. Bring your camera fully charged and its manual to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/21/2020 and ending 6/9/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.

E639W20 Capturing Captivating Landscapes [NEW!]
Donald Tredinnick
Skill level: ALL

Landscape photography may seem easy. Yet, when we try to capture a picturesque scene with our camera, we often come away disappointed with the results. You will learn why that amazing scene in front of you can be so hard to capture and techniques for showing depth and scale, working with light and shadow, adding context and some more advanced techniques such as long exposures and panorama. Bring a camera with spare batteries, set of lenses with varying focal lengths (wide-angle to short telephoto), wired or wireless remote shutter release, and a tripod. After the lecture, we will head over to the Wood-rill Scientific and Nature Center to put some of these techniques to use. The weather this time of year can vary greatly, so please be sure to dress accordingly. Bring snacks if you wish.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/25/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 55.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 61.00 ea.

E67420 Lightroom Fundamentals
Alan Shefland
Skill level: B, AB

Learn the basics of Adobe Lightroom, a valuable tool for organizing, editing and sharing your photography. Start by learning how to set up Lightroom, including importing and exporting images. Then explore the seven modules with an emphasis on the Develop module. By the end of the session, you will have the skills to explore the vast potential of Lightroom and make your images come alive. Each student will need to bring a laptop computer running the current operating system along with the current Adobe Lightroom program installed.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/28/2020 and ending 6/9/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E67520 Lightroom Fundamentals II
Alan Shefland
Skill level: AB, I

This course is the next step to understanding Adobe Lightroom in a more professional way. You will further explore the capabilities of Lightroom and think more in-depth about the changes you make and why you make them. Each student will need to bring a laptop computer running the current operating system with the current Adobe Lightroom Classic program installed and a jump drive with images to work on. Prerequisite: Lightroom Fundamentals I or a basic understanding of how Lightroom operates.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/29/2020 and ending 6/10/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E66420 Advanced Beginner Digital Photography
Alan Shefland
Skill level: AB

If you've taken Beginning Digital Photography and you're ready to take your craft to the next level but don't feel quite ready for the Intermediate Digital Photography class, this is where you belong. This is where it starts to get serious -- and fun! You'll become more technically competent while honing your artistic skills. Students who have acquired beginning level digital photography skills elsewhere are welcome but need instructor approval. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/30/2020 and ending 6/11/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E66220 Beginning Digital Photography [CORE CLASS]
Alan Shefland
Skill level: B, AB

If you're a beginning photographer and a bit mystified by your digital camera, this class is for you. You'll start by learning camera basics like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. You'll move on to learning how to make pictures and to develop your compositional skills. We'll also discuss lenses and other equipment and how to care for your gear. By the end of the course, you'll be more excited than ever about photography and you'll own a collection of images that demonstrate your technical and creative growth. Please bring your camera (fully charged) and its manual. The class workbook, "Understanding Photography Field Guide" by Brian Peterson, is optional but strongly recommended.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/30/2020 and ending 6/11/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E67820 Travel Photography: Beyond Snapshots & Selfies [New!]
Jacqueline Byers
Skill level: AB, I

Take your travel photos to the next level in this class that will sharpen your photographic skills and teach you to capture those once in a lifetime images on your next vacation. Travel photography encompasses all genres, from landscape to people to street scenes. Through discussions, exercises, and homework that involves photographing your home as if it were an exotic place, you'll learn what gear to bring, the basics of compositions, and how to make compelling images that document your journey. Bring your camera and a flash drive with 5-10 images from a past trip to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/30/2020 and ending 6/11/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E61520 Intermediate Digital Photography
Carl Beihl
Skill level: I

This class provides a greater focus on individual work as you continue to gain competency with your digital camera. Shooting assignments will be given each week, and your digital photos will be reviewed in class. Bring a digital camera (with charged or fresh batteries), memory card and your camera's manual. You will need a home computer that allows you to download images from your camera and save them to a USB memory stick for class viewing.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/5/2020 and ending 6/9/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 219.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 243.00 ea.

E61020 Making Photographs
Carl Beihl
Skill level: I, AD

This class will help serious amateur and professional photographers find more passion in their work by exploring the narrative, aesthetic and emotional aspects of image-making, with an emphasis on simplicity and the use of natural light. Through practical demonstrations, field trips, individual portfolio reviews and studying the work of other photographers, we will refine our views on producing work and balancing the various aspects of a busy life.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/6/2020 and ending 6/10/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 219.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 243.00 ea.

E640W20 Looking at the Details: Macro & Close-up Photos [NEW!]
Donald Tredinnick
Skill level: ALL

When we capture images up close, we see the world in a new and interesting way. You will explore macro/close-up photography and learn how to overcome challenges such as backgrounds, depth of field, focusing, and movement. You'll learn composition tips, lighting techniques, and image stacking. After the lecture, we will head outside to practice on some natural subjects. Bring a camera with spare batteries, wired or wireless remote shutter release, tripod, and either a macro lens, extension tubes, or a long lens (at least 200mm).

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/30/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 49.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 54.00 ea.

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Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday          closed


The building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

 

* Phone lines will be open Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

   
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