Crash Course: Camera Basics
Sep
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Sep
9
10:30am10:30am

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Sep
9
2:30pm 2:30pm

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

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The Analog Film Lab
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

The Analog Film Lab

This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.  You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

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Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Sep
10
10:30am10:30am

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

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Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)
Sep
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)

Learn the skills and features necessary to take your photos to the next level in this focused 6-week workshop specifically designed for photographers.  Move beyond the filters panel and learn everything from making basic tonal adjustments to creating surreal multi-layer imagery.   Try your hand at retouching for portraits and fashion. Discover how to make selections, create masks and use advanced compositing techniques to not only improve photographs, but to turn them into entirely new images.

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Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Sep
12
8:30pm 8:30pm

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

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Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)
Sep
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)

This methodical approach to learning studio photography begins with analyzing lighting in well-known photographs and breaking down the setups, tools and techniques required to accomplish these images.   Each week we'll tackle one essential factor of lighting, from single-light setups to complex multiple-light setups, using modifiers, backgrounds, and various light sources to deliver amazing results.  

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Crash Course: Developing Film
Sep
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Developing Film

In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, and we'll show you the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  We'll also show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.

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Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)
Sep
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)

This six-session, challenge-based course enhances your portrait skills through understanding and maximizing natural light, continuous (hot) lights, composition, lens effects, and working with human subjects. We'll delve deep into what it means to be creative in photographic portraiture, including how to overcome equipment limitations in the DIY studio, and develop basic post-production skills to complete the job.

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Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Sep
16
2:30pm 2:30pm

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

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1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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Field Guide: Washington Square Park
Sep
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Field Guide: Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park is a New York staple, over the years home to many counterculture movements, outsiders, youth and artists.  From Civil War-era riots, to the Beats and the Punks, Washington Square has symbolized uprising and collective action.  Nowadays things have changed as new forces shape the area, and so as photographers it falls upon us to document the evolution of an iconic place.  Perhaps in the process we can find clues to what will be coming next.

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Crash Course: Color Darkroom
Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Color Darkroom

This class will cover basic enlarger operation, contact printing of negatives, as well as color filtration to balance out color casts and achieve a great-looking print. Additionally we'll discuss proper darkroom etiquette and safety so that you'll be able to use the color darkroom with confidence. In a few short hours, you'll be well on your way to creating luminous photographic enlargements with that extra magic that only analog technology can provide.

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Essential Black & White Darkroom (8 weeks)
Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Essential Black & White Darkroom (8 weeks)

Over 8 weeks we'll cover basic film camera operation, darkroom skills, black & white film processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement.  We'll delve deep into more advanced techniques like contrast filtration, dodging and burning, combination printing, print toning, hand-coloring, alternative printing and more.  You'll complete printing assignments each week with included darkroom membership for the duration of the class ($400 value).

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Sep
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

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The Analog Film Lab
Oct
1
10:00am10:00am

The Analog Film Lab

This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.  You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Oct
1
11:00am11:00am

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Oct
7
2:30pm 2:30pm

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

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1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Oct
8
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Oct
8
4:30pm 4:30pm

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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Mind Blown: Optical Distortions and Experimental Lenses for Photography
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Mind Blown: Optical Distortions and Experimental Lenses for Photography

Part of our ongoing collaboration with UrbanGlass studio in Downtown Brooklyn, Justin is teaming up with glass artist and instructor Amy Lemaire for this hands-on workshop creating our own, one-of-a-kind lenses.  Using the flameworking studio, we'll build weird and wonderfully distorting lenses for DSLR cameras, iPhones, and even projectors.  This is a truly inspiring two-session class designed to stretch your imagination of what photography is all about.

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1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas.  Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world. 

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Crash Course: Color Darkroom
Oct
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Crash Course: Color Darkroom

This class will cover basic enlarger operation, contact printing of negatives, as well as color filtration to balance out color casts and achieve a great-looking print. Additionally we'll discuss proper darkroom etiquette and safety so that you'll be able to use the color darkroom with confidence. In a few short hours, you'll be well on your way to creating luminous photographic enlargements with that extra magic that only analog technology can provide.

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Essential Medium & Large Format (6 weeks)
Oct
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Essential Medium & Large Format (6 weeks)

This 6-week class at Gowanus Darkroom is for Analog lovers looking to up their game.  Go big, they say.  Well, a larger film size can have an exponential effect on quality.  There isn't a DSLR you can buy that can approach the sheer resolution of 8x10 sheet film, clocking in at about 1,280 Megapixels.  We'll show you the ins and outs of these classic cameras, and how to process and print their enlarged negatives.  You'll never go back to 35mm again.

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5 Dollar Fridays: Pinhole Cameras
Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

5 Dollar Fridays: Pinhole Cameras

Go back to the basics and learn about the origins of the the photographic craft. The camera obscura, or pinhole as it is commonly known, strips photography of all the fancy gears and gadgets bringing it down to its most simple form, a black box, a hole, and light. Learn about how different photographers have used pinholes to achieve certain effects and how this timeless invention differs from its modern day counterparts. 

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1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!
Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!

This one-day class invites you to think critically about color in your photographs.  We'll briefly overview the history of color photography, from early trials in 3-color process by Thomas Sutton to the digital pixel palettes of today's Photoshop world.  Then we'll go hands-on, making photographic stories that challenge our interpretation of color.  You'll discover what makes a great color vs black & white photograph, and become familiar with critical terms like luminance, saturation and hue. 

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1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Oct
29
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Oct
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
The Analog Film Lab
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

The Analog Film Lab

This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.  You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

View Event →
Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Nov
4
1:30pm 1:30pm

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

View Event →
Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)
Nov
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)

Learn the skills and features necessary to take your photos to the next level in this focused 6-week workshop specifically designed for photographers.  Move beyond the filters panel and learn everything from making basic tonal adjustments to creating surreal multi-layer imagery.   Try your hand at retouching for portraits and fashion. Discover how to make selections, create masks and use advanced compositing techniques to not only improve photographs, but to turn them into entirely new images.

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Nov
12
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light! challenges students to observe, perceive and manipulate light and shadow to help make unique photographs that inspire the imagination.  By utilizing a 5-hour class structure, we'll be able to watch and photograph sunlight change throughout the day and discuss its effects on street scenes, architecture and portrait environments.   You'll deepen your understanding of light and how it reacts to different situations--a critical training for capturing powerful imagery.  Through gaining a better appreciation for how light can shape the image, we can push our creativity to greater depths.  

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1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Nov
19
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Nov
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Dec
3
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas.  Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world. 

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Dec
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!
Dec
9
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!

This one-day class invites you to think critically about color in your photographs.  We'll briefly overview the history of color photography, from early trials in 3-color process by Thomas Sutton to the digital pixel palettes of today's Photoshop world.  Then we'll go hands-on, making photographic stories that challenge our interpretation of color.  You'll discover what makes a great color vs black & white photograph, and become familiar with critical terms like luminance, saturation and hue. 

View Event →
The Analog Film Lab
Dec
10
10:00am10:00am

The Analog Film Lab

This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.  You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Dec
17
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Aug
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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Crash Course: Night Vision
Aug
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Crash Course: Night Vision

When darkness falls, you don’t have to put your camera away and go home. In fact, some of our favorite artists have exploited the otherwordly look of night photography and so can you. In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll make fast friends with your tripod and the B (bulb) setting on your camera, pushing your idea of “available light” to its limits.

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Field Guide: Coney Island
Aug
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Field Guide: Coney Island

It was called The World's Playground and was for many years the most popular and sought after attraction in the world.  Tremendous theme parks with bright lights that lit up the night sky, one-of-a-kind experiences, mobs of excitement-seekers plus a beach made Coney a formidable force for fun.  Now Coney Island is experiencing another evolution, and whether or not you're a fan of the new look, it's absolutely still one of the most interesting New York spots to shoot.  Come join us to explore a neighborhood with one foot in the past, and the other in some nebulous future.  

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Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Aug
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Aug
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Jul
30
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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[Save $30] 1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Jul
23
11:00am11:00am

[Save $30] 1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas.  Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world. 

View Event →
The Analog Film Lab
Jul
23
10:00am10:00am

The Analog Film Lab

This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.  You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

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[ Save $20 ] Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Jul
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

[ Save $20 ] Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jul
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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[Save $20] Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Jul
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

[Save $20] Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jul
2
4:30pm 4:30pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)
Jun
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)

This methodical approach to learning studio photography begins with analyzing lighting in well-known photographs and breaking down the setups, tools and techniques required to accomplish these images.   Each week we'll tackle one essential factor of lighting, from single-light setups to complex multiple-light setups, using modifiers, backgrounds, and various light sources to deliver amazing results.  

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[Save $30] 1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Jun
25
11:00am11:00am

[Save $30] 1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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[SAve $20] Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Jun
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

[SAve $20] Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jun
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
The Analog Film Lab
Jun
18
10:00am10:00am

The Analog Film Lab

You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jun
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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[ Save $50 ]Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Jun
12
8:30pm 8:30pm

[ Save $50 ]Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

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Sunday Crit
Jun
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sunday Crit

Sunday Crit is a bi-monthly get-together and feedback forum for artists and creatives.  There's no limitation on genre, and all critique is rooted in sincere appreciation for the artist and the work being created.  Each Crit is 2 hours, and the up to 8 participants per evening will submit their works-in-progress for group feedback (priority is given according to earliest registration time)

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1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Jun
11
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas.  Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world. 

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[ Save $50] Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)
Jun
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

[ Save $50] Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)

This six-session, challenge-based course enhances your portrait skills through understanding and maximizing natural light, continuous (hot) lights, composition, lens effects, and working with human subjects. We'll delve deep into what it means to be creative in photographic portraiture, including how to overcome equipment limitations in the DIY studio, and develop basic post-production skills to complete the job.

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1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Jun
4
11:00am11:00am

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light! challenges students to observe, perceive and manipulate light and shadow to help make unique photographs that inspire the imagination.  By utilizing a 5-hour class structure, we'll be able to watch and photograph sunlight change throughout the day and discuss its effects on street scenes, architecture and portrait environments.   You'll deepen your understanding of light and how it reacts to different situations--a critical training for capturing powerful imagery.  Through gaining a better appreciation for how light can shape the image, we can push our creativity to greater depths.  

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