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Photography, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator


Digital Photography 1- Basics and Beyond next steps

 

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., June 8
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 509
Register before May 30: $78
Register after May 30: $85
Register two or more: $75 each
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online


Jeffery Luhn - See bio below



Great Shots from Cell Phone Cameras!

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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 35 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.

Register Early! These workshops fill fast!

Sun., June 9
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 509
Register before May 30: $58
Register after May 30: $65
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online


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.



Travel & Adventure Photography

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Wondering what this class is about? Check out this video! Video clip class summary: Travel Photography

When we travel we want to capture the excitement of our trip with great digital photos. You’ll learn how to capture the spirit of the locals, and the beauty and drama of your environment. Learn tricks about how to plan your trip to get the best images, get control of the lighting, use the right lens, know what to do in difficult situations, and much more. We will also discuss organizing photos and creating albums.

Your travel photos will look completely different after this class – and you’ll learn how to have more fun while you’re taking them too!

Bring your camera, manual and questions!

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., July 20
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 509
Register before May 30: $78
Register after May 30: $85
Register two or more: $75 each
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn - see bio

 


Boardwalk Night Lights - Night Photography at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

 

 

Beginning at dusk students will learn how to capture the spectacular spinning lights as the sun goes down and the night sky darkens. Join Jeffery Luhn as he explains and explores Night Photography at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. If you have wanted to experiment with long exposures, colorful streaking images and bold colors, it doesn’t get better than this.

Bring a camera with manual controls, a monopod, and your cell phone, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Please see Class Resources webpage for important details about meeting place and other equipment considerations.

Sat., July 21
7:00 - 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Register before May 30: $98
Register after May 30: $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

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.

 


Night Photography - Star Trails and the Milky Way

 

 

 

 

With only a sliver of a new moon in the sky you will have some of the best conditions to explore night photography. This workshop is scheduled to be sure you have as much evening light and clear skies as possible.

We will meet early enough to begin shooting 1 hour before sundown, photographing the sunset, the blue hour, and finally star trails and the Milky Way. Meeting in Davenport across from the Whaler Bakery, we will carpool up, moving to the expansive views at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. You’ll experiment with long exposures, Milky Way images, and light painting as well as bold colored images of the lighthouse. It doesn’t get better than this!

Prepare for light hiking, as this class requires walking in the dark on trails and paths. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and dress for the weather. Bring a camera with manual controls, a tripod, a headlamp, and your cell phone.

Please see Class Resources webpage for important details about meeting place and other equipment considerations.

 

Sat., August 31
6:30 - 11:00 pm
Meet in Davenport across from the Whaler Bakery
Register before May 30: $78
Register after May 30: $85

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Nick Borelli’s work honors our ever-changing planet while incorporating subtle movement to enhance the amazing world we live in. His focus is the earth's wildness and internal components of the landscape that make up the whole. He is the photographer for the award-winning book Art of Competition.

 


 

Art Photography in the Field - Seeing the World Through the Lens of the Artist

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Join an experienced artist and photographer to look at the world through the lens of your camera with an artistic eye. Explore the coastline with your camera and tripod and increase the artistry of your photography with long exposures and creative composition. Working in a small group setting, students immerse themselves in on-location photography at particularly dramatic times of the day and into the evening! With a professional photographer by your side to guide and assist your vision, you'll capture images and make visual statements in an entirely new way. Explore the epic vistas of our local area and learn to capture superior imagery using histogram, exposure compensation, and strong composition.

Our schedule is arranged to capture as many lighting and environmental scenarios as possible. For the first meeting, bring your camera, lenses and tripod for an overview on equipment, and a slide show. On day two we will be in the field to capture midday to evening light, and day three we'll meet at first light and continue through mid-day.

Students should have a basic understanding of your camera. If not, please see the workshop “Digital Photography – Basics and Beyond” for necessary skills training.

Please bring your camera and lenses, memory cards, batteries, and a tripod.

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class, including a list of supplies and equipment, and information about preparing for outdoor photography.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 12 students.

 

Fri., Sat. & Sun., July 12, 13 & 14
Fri., 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Room: Horticulture 5001)
Sat., 2:00 - 9:00 pm (offsite)
Sun., 6:00 am - 1:00 pm (offsite)
Register before May 30: $240
Register after May 30: $255

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Nick Borelli’s work honors our ever-changing planet while incorporating subtle movement to enhance the amazing world we live in. His focus is the earth's wildness and internal components of the landscape that make up the whole. He is the photographer for the award-winning book Art of Competition.

 


Rivers, Streams and Tides - Capturing the Water

 

Learn how to photograph cascading rivers and streams of the Santa Cruz mountains, as well as the crashing waves and silky ocean waters at the Santa Cruz beaches. We will spend the first part of class in the forest of Nisene Marks and finish the class at sunset on the beach in Aptos. This workshop will cover the use of neutral density, graduated, and polarizing filters to slow the shutter and create stunning dramatic images. After attending this program you will have the skills to photograph moving water in any lighting situation.

Please wear water-friendly shoes and clothes. You will get wet during the photography! Also bring snacks and a drink, or a picnic dinner you can eat on the go, as we will be shooting for 5 hours!

A detailed map is available on our Class Resources webpage.

Register Early! Class is limited to 12 students.

Sat., June 29
3:00 - 8:00 pm
Nisene Marks
Register before May 30: $98
Register after May 30: $110

register online

 

Nick Borelli’s work honors our ever-changing planet while incorporating subtle movement to enhance the amazing world we live in. His focus is the earth's wildness and internal components of the landscape that make up the whole. He is the photographer for the award-winning book Art of Competition.

 


 

Photographing the Majestic Trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Each tree is as individual as a person, and is therefore a unique opportunity and challenge for a photographer with almost infinite possibilities for creativity. In this all-day "walkshop," students will explore various techniques for, lighting, angles, lenses, filters, framing subjects, add distortions and use of sun flares and starbursts to add drama to your composition. Learn how to properly expose the color and texture of the bark, the trees crown and foliage, and incorporate the surrounding landscape to create dramatic shots that tell the story of an individual tree or grouping of trees.

You will begin in Quail Hollow Ranch, nestled in the mountains of San Lorenzo Valley, a historic site and nature preserve filled with majestic, twisting oak trees that reach out over the landscape. You'll have time to enjoy lunch at the picnic area at Quail Hollow before moving on to Henry Cowell to seek out the towering giants - our beloved redwoods.

See our Class Resources webpage for important information about offsite locations and required equipment.

Please bring your camera , lenses, (wide angle and telephoto), Tripod, a polarizing filter, a few batteries and memory cards.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 12 students.

Sat., July 27
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Quail Hollow Ranch, San Lorenzo Valley
Register before May 30: $78
Register after May 30: $85

register online

 

Nick Borelli’s work honors our ever-changing planet while incorporating subtle movement to enhance the amazing world we live in. His focus is the earth's wildness and internal components of the landscape that make up the whole. He is the photographer for the award-winning book Art of Competition.


Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer
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Want to fix your photos but don’t know where to begin with Photoshop? Start here! Here’s your chance to get the basics of Photoshop and learn tools and techniques for fixing photos old and new. In this class you’ll learn to deal with image quality, color correct, repair aging scanned photos, fix the balance of light and dark, and more.

Never used Photoshop before? Need a refresher? Been using Photoshop, but want to get a firmer grounding in the basics? This class is for you. Get the best out of your photos.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch.

2 Sat., August 3 & 10
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register before May 30: $85
Register after May 30: $98

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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.

 


Creative Photoshop - Using Artistic Filters

 

Are you ready to get creative with your photos? Learn how to take your perfect shot past reality and transform it into a creative statement. Lighting effects can be enhanced and altered, your photo can take on the appearance of a sketch, a vintage photograph, an impressionistic painting, or you can create unique design transformations using distortions and special effects. Learn how to use filters and layer blending modes to make your photo into an artistic vision!

It is recommended that you have solid basic knowledge of Photoshop, or have taken Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer prior to attending this course. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with images you would like to alter.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch.

Sat., June 1 - CANCELLED
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register before May 30: $58
Register after May 30: $65

register online

 

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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