(Group classes are 12 students or less.)

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Beginning Photography

Starting October 2, 2017 – A hands on class for learning about camera operation. Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph.

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Intermediate Photography

Starting September 14, 2017 – Once you are comfortable with your camera, practice applying your knowledge in specific ways. Get hands on practice shooting a portrait, low light and night shots, action, with flash.

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Editing with Photoshop – Beginning

Next session TBA  – An introduction to editing your photographs with Adobe Photoshop. This class will give an overview of the most useful tools for the photographer and help you create an efficient workflow. If you are brand new to Photoshop or have dabbled but need a stronger foundation, this is a great place to start.

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Editing with Photoshop – Intermediate to Advanced

Next session Fall 2017  – For those already familiar with Photoshop, this class will give you a new level of in-depth practice. Get the most out of your editing time, discover new possibilities, work with adjustment tools in great detail, prep files for printing.

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Photography for Teens

Starting August 25,  2017 – Back to school special – buy one class and bring a friend for free! A creative class for teens ages 13-18. This four week series will introduce the workings of a digital camera and give hands on practice with portraits, fine art photography, action shots, and editing with Photoshop.

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Film Photography! 

Next session coming Fall 2017 –  Expand your photography skill set from digital to the world of film, or slow down and get back to the basics. In this class we’ll shoot film with fully manual 35 mm cameras, and introduce you to other formats as well.

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andrew wardlow street photography workkshop

Street Photography Workshop

September 1, 2017 – Join photojournalist Andrew Wardlow for a workshop during Downtown Panama City’s Heard it on Harrison street festival. Get inspiration and insight into capturing candid moments, photographing strangers, developing a quick eye for composition, and working from documentary point of view.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Master’s Eye

Starting August 10, 2017 – Develop your eye and learn some photography history by looking at the masters. Learn about a new photographer each week and make photos inspired by their style. Great class for building your portfolio.

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Night Photography

Starting September 13, 2017  – An exciting niche that comes alive with experimentation and photographic “rule breaking!” Practice the techniques and camera settings that make great night shots.

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A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture and color.

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Trudy Koelstra

Private Lessons

Great when you need help in a specific area, have a new camera or other equipment, or prefer one-on-one instruction.

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