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Photography

Jeffery Luhn


Digital Photography 1- Basics and Beyond

Wondering what this class is about? Check out this quick one minute video!
Video clip class summary: Digital Photography1

Have you got a new digital camera and are confused by complicated menus?

This class will familiarize you with the most important features of your camera so you can get better photos. Besides learning to control your camera, you'll learn how to avoid bad lighting situations and recognize when the lighting is right for general people photos, formal portraits, architecture, small objects (eBay) and landscapes.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to get good photos! If you've got a moderately priced camera and a desire to learn, your photos will be forever changed after this class. And, the class is fun!

Bring your camera, your manual, and your questions.

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class for a DVD of the entire lecture with graphics and additional supporting documents. Bring your camera, manual and questions!

 

Sat., Sept. 19
1 - 5 pm
Room 509
Register by Sept. 14: $65
Register after Sept. 14: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

Sat., Nov. 14
1 - 5 pm
Scotts Valley Recreation Center, 361 Kings Village Rd. Click HERE for map and directions
Register by Sept. 14: $65

Register after Sept. 14: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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Digital Photography Part 2

It’s time to step up to the next level with some hands-on shooting exercises. This class begins with an hour of lecture/demonstration and then leads students through a series of interactive shooting assignments including portraits, architecture, macro, and small object photography. All locations are within walking distance from the classroom. Each assignment is designed to give students the most useful techniques for the most common shooting situations. It’s a fun way to learn how to get the most from your camera.

Bring your camera, tripod, external flash (if you have one), and comfortable walking shoes.

Bring your camera, your manual, and your questions.

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class for a DVD of the entire lecture with graphics and additional supporting documents. Bring your camera, manual and questions!

 

Sat., Aug. 15
1 - 5 pm
Room: VAPA 2022
Register by Sept. 14: $65
Register after Sept. 14: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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Adobe Lightroom

Do you feel overwhelmed by all of your digital images? Do you wish you had a quick and easy way to organize, locate, enhance, and prepare your images for viewing, posting on the web or printing? Make your images look stunning, save
time, and stay organized as you enjoy the ease and beauty of Adobe Lightroom. With the massive number of digital images we create these days, we all want a quick and easy way to manage our digital image output. Lightroom will help
you get the results you want in a lot less time.

Lightroom is image editing and management software designed for photographers at any level of expertise, from beginners to professionals. It is far less complicated than Photoshop, but it also integrates easily with Photoshop when further manipulation of images is desired.

 

5 Wed., Sept. 30 - Oct. 28
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by Sept. 14: $185
Register after Sept. 14: $192

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Beverly Rayner, MFA, is an Art Studio and Art Photography faculty member at Cabrillo and is currently teaching at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her photographic practice spans from antique to digital to mixed media approaches. Her artwork combines photographic media with materials and objects to create sculptural art works laden with meaning.

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Making Videos for Friends and Family

Interested in preserving a family history, a reunion, wedding, memorial, special anniversary or birthday in a video? Want to make a cool Christmas video instead of the usual card? In this class you will learn to create a professional-quality video yourself that captures the precious moments you want to preserve.

Learn the elements of video creation: determining your audience, length of video, sound, editing and narration. We’ll learn video shooting skills, downloading from camera to computer, and basic editing using iMovie for Macintosh. Once you have completed your short video, you will export it, and transfer it to a flash drive. Learn interview techniques, lighting, audio, voice-over and the use of music. By the end of the course, you will have a short video that you created yourself!

Basic knowledge of computers is a prerequisite for this class. You will need a basic, inexpensive camera (some phone cameras are ok) for shooting video, and a minimum 32GB flash drive.

5 Thu., Sept. 24 - Oct. 22
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $160
plus $20 materials fee at class

 

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Cindy Lepore Hart is a videographer and photographer working in the Santa Cruz Area. She creates a variety of videos, from real estate to non-profits, to sports, family and school highlights and short films. Cindy also owned and operated a small business in Santa Cruz for almost 13 years. She combines her education, business, social media, digital media, and video skills to offer dynamic workshops.

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Using Video to Promote and Grow Your Business

Many business owners are reluctant to use video because they think it’s difficult to do, time consuming and you need expensive equipment to do it. None of this is true so keep reading!

Marketing with online videos can engage viewers, create large audiences, and help showcase products. A wide range of traditional or online businesses such as hospitality, non-profits, sports and fitness, trades and construction, real estate… you name it, they all use videos.

You will be taught video shooting skills, downloading from camera to computer, and basic editing using iMovie for Macintosh. Once you have completed your short video, you will export it, and learn how to upload it to the web. Interview techniques, lighting, audio, voice-over and adding music will be also be taught. By the end of the course, you will have a short video that you create yourself!

Basic knowledge of computers is a prerequisite for this class. You will need a basic, inexpensive camera (some phone cameras are ok) for shooting video, and a minimum 32GB flash drive.

5 Tue., Sept. 22 - Oct. 20
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $160
plus $20 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Cindy Lepore Hart is a videographer and photographer working in the Santa Cruz Area. She creates a variety of videos, from real estate to non-profits, to sports, family and school highlights and short films. Cindy also owned and operated a small business in Santa Cruz for almost 13 years. She combines her education, business, social media, digital media, and video skills to offer dynamic workshops.

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Great Shots with Your Cell Phone Camera!

Wondering what this class is about? Check out this quick one minute video!
Video clip class summary: Great Shots with Your Cell Phone Camera

Come join Jeffery Luhn, a professional photographer for 40 years, as he shares his excitement and knowledge about cell phone cameras with you. Learn about the limitations, work-around, unconventional uses, filters, editing, latest apps, and advantages over full size cameras. But most of all learn to have fun with one of the most innovative and accessible technology toys of the modern age! Bring your cell phone and wear comfortable walking shoes.

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class for a DVD of the entire lecture with graphics and additional supporting documents. Bring your camera, manual and questions!

This class is suitable for all levels.

Sat., Oct. 17
1 - 4 pm
Scotts Valley Recreation Center, 361 Kings Village Rd. Click HERE for map and directions
Register by Sept. 14: $48
Register after Sept. 14: $54

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Sat., Oct. 24
1 - 4 pm
Room 509
Register by Sept. 14: $48
Register after Sept. 14: $54

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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Great Portrait Photography

Wondering what this class is about? Check out this video!

Video clip class summary: Great Portrait Photography

Learn the fundamentals of portrait photography with a hands-on approach to the classic lighting patterns and styles developed by photographers from 1860 through modern day Hollywood. Techniques include the use of artificial and natural lighting. Find out how to make the most of your subject, adapt to challenging shooting conditions inside and outdoors, and pose your subject for maximum effect. This class is for anyone with the desire to take their photography to the next level; hobbyists, photo enthusiasts and people that use photography in their jobs. The techniques are applicable to digital cameras, cell phones, film and video.

Bring your camera and manual.

A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, and examples.

Sat., Nov. 21
1 - 5 pm
Room 509

Register by Sept. 14: $65
Register after Sept. 14: $76

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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Digital Photography - Outdoor Portraiture

Wondering what this class is about? Check out this video!
Video clip class summary: Outdoor Portraiture

This class is fun! We meet at a park in Santa Cruz with some great lighting and locations. After a 50-minute walk through the locations and an overview of the 5 techniques, we begin setting up and taking photos. The instructor and his assistant will circulate to help each student succeed. Who are the models? Each student may bring up to 4 friends or family members! (They are not invited to the lecture demonstration. Just have them relax somewhere else or arrive later.)

The goal of this class is for each student to produce a collection of remarkable natural light portrait images and use that knowledge for future sessions.

A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, examples and printable lesson material.

Sat., Oct. 10
2 - 6 pm
Local Santa Cruz Park
Register by Sept. 14: $65
Register after Sept. 14: $76

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

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Jeffery Luhn
is a full time working photographer who began his career at a small town newspaper, worked up to United Press International, eventually owning and operating studios in Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco. He graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and has a California College Lifetime Teaching Credential in Art and Photography.

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Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer

You can create the best photos ever digitally, whether you use a digital camera, or scan your photos. Photoshop is a huge application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic Photoshop tools and techniques most useful for hobby photographers. Find out how to repair damaged photographs, correct color, remove unwanted elements, transform your photographs into sepia tones or hand-tinted looks, and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop Elements as well. This class will be taught on a Mac computer, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

2 Sat., Sept. 19 & 26
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 14: $85
Register after Sept. 14: $98

 

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Deborah Cardillo - See bio below

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Advanced Photoshop Techniques

Already know the basics? Learn refined selection techniques using masks, channels, and vector tools. Create panoramas with layer masks and use textures and blending modes to make your images pop. Get the best balance of light and dark using High Dynamic Range. Reposition content to perfection with content-aware tools. Adjust exposure and contrast balance with Curves. With these techniques, you will never have to put up with a less than perfect photo again!

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you have solid basic knowledge of Photoshop, or have taken Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer before you take this class.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

4 Sat., Oct. 3 - 24
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 14: $165
Register after Sept. 14: $185

 

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Deborah Cardillo is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a Photoshop enthusiast who loves to teach others.


 

 

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