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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., May 9
1 - 5 pm
Room 509
Register by Feb. 23: $65
Register after Feb. 23: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

 

2 Wed., June 24 & July 1
7 - 9:30 pm
Scotts Valley Recreation Center
Register by June 8: $65
Register after June 8: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

Sat., July 25
1 - 5 pm
Room 509
Register by June 8: $65
Register after June 8: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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Digital Photography 2

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

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., August 15
1 - 5 pm
Room V2022
Register by June 8: $65
Register after June 8: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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Night Photography - An Introduction

Wondering what this class is about? Check out this quick one minute video!
Video clip class summary: Night Photography - COMING SOON!

Night photographs are unusual, unique and stunning. For the curious and creative photographer, the opportunities to capture dramatic images are endless, especially when special techniques are used.

In this course, Jeffery Luhn shares his experience gained over 35 years as a commercial photographer using night photography for architecture and advertising. In each case, the obstacle of low light is turned into an advantage for achieving time exposures, cityscapes, moonlight scenes, star trails, light painting, multiple exposures, creative use of various lenses, light smearing, and much more.

First meeting: View examples of subjects and techniques. Hands-on session covering manual camera operation, finding the correct exposure, light painting basics for various subjects and achieving stunning results from intentional light smearing.

Second meeting: Night shooting at three locations. We meet at the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf. Students should wear comfortable shoes, warm clothing and bring a flashlight.

Third meeting: Students show their work and discuss various approaches and techniques. Demonstrations of post-production techniques include general enhancements, image montage, tone mapping, and off-beat methods.

Equipment: Camera capable of full manual settings; sturdy tripod; dim flashlight for seeing camera controls; and a powerful flashlight for light painting of subjects and buildings. Students interested in capturing star trails involving exposures longer than 10 minutes are encouraged to bring a film camera in addition to their digital camera.

 

Fri., Sat. & Sun., July 31, August 1 & 2
7 - 9:30 pm (Friday & Sunday - On campus in Room V2021)
7 - 11 pm (Saturday - on location at the Santa Cruz Wharf)

Register by June 8: $128
Register after June 8: $140
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.

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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 Wed., June 17 - July 15
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 8: $142
Register after June 8: $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., June 16 - July 14
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 8: $142
Register after June 8: $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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Summer Open Photo Lab

photo lab

Come play in our fabulous photo lab! This lab provides open access to the Cabrillo College darkroom and digital lab and is designed for students to work independently on their own projects. Available to students who have taken a Cabrillo Photo class and are familiar with the facilities or with the approval of the instructor. To request approval please e-mail Janet at: jafine@cabrillo.edu

All skill levels will enjoy this open lab environment.


June 23 - July 9
Tues.: 3 - 9pm;
Wed.: 11am - 5pm; Thu.: 3 - pm
Room V2028
Register by June 8: $90
Register after June 8: $105


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Janet Fine is a mixed-media artist who uses "anything she can get her hands on" from tea bag paper to shrinky-dinks. She has a fondness for the surprises and mess of "alternative process" and the freedom of the paint-on emulsion. She has over 25 years experience overseeing a multitude of photographic techniques in the art photo labs of UCSC and Cabrillo College. She has also curated and juried exhibitions for PVAC and the Santa Cruz Art League, and has helped coordinate CabrilloArts summer program since its inception in 2006.

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Getting Great Travel Photos

Wondering what this class is about? Check out this quick one minute video!
Video clip class summary: Getting Great Travel Photos

Capture the excitement of your trip with great digital photos. You can shoot the scenes and the natives like a pro if you learn the tricks: Planning your trip, getting control of the lighting, using the right lens, knowing what to do in difficult situations and much more. Organizing photos and creating albums will be discussed too. Your travel photos will look totally different after this class – and you’ll learn how to have more fun while you’re shooting!

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., June 13
1 - 5 pm
Room 509
Register by June 8: $65
Register after June 8: $76

plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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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., Apr. 25 - CLASS FULL
1 - 4 pm
Room 509
Register by Feb. 23 $48
Register after Feb. 23: $54

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Wed., June 17
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Scotts Valley Recreation Center
Register by June 8: $48
Register after June 8: $54

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Sat., July 18
1 - 4 pm
Room 509
Register by June 8: $48
Register after June 8: $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., May 2
1 - 5 pm
Room 509

Register by Feb. 23: $65
Register after Feb. 23: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

 

Sat., August 1
1 - 5 pm
Room 509

Register by June 8: $65
Register after June 8: $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., May 16
2 - 6 pm
Local Santa Cruz Park
Register by Feb. 23: $65
Register after Feb. 23: $76

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

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Jeffery Luhn
- See bio below

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Landscape and Nature Photography

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

Video clip class summary: Landscape and Nature Photography

This workshop is a great way to join with like-minded photographers who want to advance their photography skills while exploring local redwood forests, wetlands, and rugged coastal environments. Your instructor, Jeffery Luhn, will be helping you sort out the challenges of composition, lens choice, exposure, and camera handling. Additional topics will include macro shooting, depth-of-field control, HDR (high dynamic range) and the use of polarizing filters.

We’ll begin by meeting at Henry Cowell Park in Felton and covering the essentials of shooting in forest, meadow and creek side locations. Then it’s up and over the hill to the Bonny Doon area for seascapes. After class we’ll have an optional debriefing at the Davenport roadhouse.

Important details: Some paths are uneven and steep so wear comfortable shoes for hiking. A sun hat is advisable. Bring a polarizing filter!

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., May 30
2 - 6 pm
Henry Cowell Park in Felton
Register by Feb. 23: $65
Register after Feb. 23: $76

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.

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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., July 11 & 18
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 8: $85
Register after June 8: $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., August 8 - 29
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 8: $165
Register after June 8: $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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