I have spent the last twenty years teaching a variety of computer graphics applications.  Currently, I'm an Adobe Certified Professional that teaches at the high school as well as offering workshops, and lectures on a variety of topics.  Please feel free to reach out to me if you're interested in one of the following courses/workshops.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

  

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2022 for Photographers Course

In this hands on course, you will learn all the essential tools needed to improve your photography and understand the industry standard software package, Adobe Photoshop CC 2022.  

Course Outline:

Module 1 

  • Interface Overview 

  • Opening, Editing & Saving

Module 2 

  • Layers & Masks

  • Adjustment Layers

Module 3

  • How to Create Selections

  • How to Use Curves and Levels

Module 4 

  • How to Change any color with Hue and Saturation

  • How to Scale, Rotate & Align

Module 5

  • How to use the Brush Tool

Module 6

  • How to Crop & Resize Images

Module 7

  • How to Edit Non Destructively

Module 8

  • How to Use Blending Modes

  • How to selectively Dodge & Burn

Module 9

  • How to Remove Blemishes from a Portrait

  • How to Sharpen a Portrait

Module 10

  • Course Overview

  • Wrap Up

  • Q & A

Duration: 2 hours

Fee: $25

Class Size: 5 to 15 students **Minimum class size is 5 students** 

Format: Virtual (Zoom)

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2022

Adobe Lightroom CC 2022 for Photographers Course

In this hands on course, you will learn the photographer's industry standard toolset, Adobe Lightroom 2022, which will enable you to take your photography to the next level.

Course Outline:

Module 1

  • Importing Process

  • Hard Disk versus Camera

  • Evaluating Photos before Import

  • Destination Folder

Module 2 

  • Viewing Images & Managing Photos

  • Switching Views

  • Flagging Photos & Deletion

Module 3

  • Organizing Folders

  • Collections for Organization

  • Applying Keyword Tags

  • Using Flags & Ratings

  • Adding Metadata

Module 4 

  • Quick Develop

  • Develop Module

  • Undoing Edits, Redoing Edits

  • Removing Blemishes

  • Color Correction

  • Color Grading

  • Synchronizing Edits

  • Local Edits

Module 5

  • Publishing Photos Library

  • Web Module Overview

  • Output Settings

  • Photo Export for Print & Competition

Date: May 17th, 2022

Duration: 2 hours (7:00-9:00 EST)

Fee: $25

Class Size: 5 to 15 students **Minimum class size is 5 students** 

Format: Virtual (Zoom)

Software: Adobe Lightroom CC 2022

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DSLR Basics Level 1: Understanding Your Camera

This hands on class is designed to give students a solid understanding of their DSLR camera when using the automated features and modes as well as the manual capabilities and controls for complete creative control. 

Course Outline:

Module 1

  • Camera Anatomy

  • Aperture

  • Shutter

  • Lenses & Focal Length

  • ISO

  • Color Temperature

Module 2

  • Portrait & Landscape

  • Fast Motion

  • Long Exposure

  • Autofocus

Module 3

  • Composition

  • Point of View

  • Rule of Thirds

Module 4

  • Putting It All Together

  • Course Overview

  • Q & A

**This course is NOT designed for point and shoot cameras**

Duration: 2 hours

Fee: $25

Class Size: 5 to 15 students **Minimum class size is 5 students** 

Format: In Person

Hardware: DSLR Camera

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Zoo Photography Lecture

This zoo photography lecture will give an in depth overview of the workflow, composition, lighting, equipment, settings, techniques and tips that are utilized to capture intimate portraits of these beautiful and exotic animals.  Each image will be analyzed and dissected to show how it was created. Post processing techniques will also be examined in this engaging presentation. 

Duration: 2 hours

Fee: $125

Class Size: Any 

Format: In Person or Virtual (Zoom)

Zoo Photography Hands On Workshop

A hands on, practical workshops is also available for booking.  The session is available in a 2 or 4 hour time slot.  I will lead a guided tour of the zoo, showing each student my camera settings, lens selection, and shooting location.  You will not only learn the hows but the whys.

Duration: 2 or 4 hour guided sessions are available.

Fee: $100 for 2 hours or $200 for 4 hours

Group Size: 10 person maximum 

Format: In Person

Private Instruction

Private instruction is also available for a variety of advanced topics such as but are not limited to:

  • Adobe Photoshop 2022

  • Adobe Lightroom 2022

  • Advanced DSLR Functions

  • Lighting Techniques

  • Composition & Shooting

  • Exposure & Metering

Duration: Hourly

Fee: $50 per hour

Group Size: Limited to 1 

Format: In Person or Virtual (Zoom) depending on the instruction requested.

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