Each of our classes has a limited enrollment of 12 participants. This allows for close interaction between the student and teacher. The atmosphere is relaxed and allows for easy communication between students & teachers. Be sure to reserve your space early, since the classes do tend to fill quickly. Current Classroom Topics : Black and White Photography Composition Photoshop Elements Photoshop CS6 Advanced Photoshop CS6 Lightroom 4 Digital SLR Camera Exposure and Focus Finding Your Visual Voice Basic Color & How to Color Correct Prints Macro & Close-Up Photography
You may also contact Bob at The Artistic Image for more information, or to request other classes. The Artistic Image, Bob Laetare gallery@PhotoArtNM.com (505) 554-2706
Photoshop Layers in depth class 1 February 2nd 1 PM Keith Bauer Instructor
Photoshop Layers in depth class 2 February 9th 1 PM Keith Bauer Instructor
Photoshop Layers in depth class 3 February 16th 1 PM Keith Bauer Instructor
Creative Black and White Photography in the Digital Age February 23rd 9 - 12 Kim Ashley, Instructor $40
This three-hour workshop shows you how to create compelling black-and-white images, from setting up your digital camera, to visualizing your outcome, to editing and printing. You will learn the best practices for B&W exposure, converting to B&W, making advanced tonal corrections, working with Plug-ins, such as Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, choosing a B&W printer, and selecting B&W paper.
Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera Kim Ashley Instructor $40
This three-hour workshop helps you gain mastery over your digital camera and lens. It also introduces you to the accessory equipment that professionals use to achieve their creative results, including flash, tripods, and filters. A practical, hands-on workshop, helping you master your digital camera's special features, dials, and menus. Learn how to operate your camera like the pros. Please bring your camera and manual.
Mastering Exposure & Focus January 12th 9-12 & 1-4 Kim Ashley Instructor $40 January 15th 9-12 Kim Ashley Instructor $40
This practical three-hour workshop helps you gain mastery over exposure and focus, key elements in creative expression. For example, you'll learn how to control depth-of-field, blur action, interpret a histogram, use fill-flash, and get tack-sharp images. You'll also learn how to handle difficult lighting situations by using exposure compensation, bracketing, and high dynamic range imaging (HDR). Please bring your camera and manual.
Creative Composition January 19th 9-12 & 1-4 Kim Ashley Instructor $40 January 22nd 9-12 Kim Ashley Instructor $40
Arranging the elements within an image frame is both an art and a craft. This three-hour workshop introduces you to the ten most common rules of composition, but it also helps you understand the basic principles of visual design so that you can be more creative. Topics include frame dynamics, rule of thirds, leading lines, shapes, patterns, and visual weight. Sample images are drawn from landscape, portrait, and action photography.
Adobe Photoshop Elements - The Basics Getting Started the right way January 26th 9-12 Kim Ashley Instructor $40 January 29th 9-12 Kim Ashley Instructor $40 February 5th 9-12 Kim Ashley Instructor $40
This three-hour workshop is designed for digital photographers who have little experience in organizing or editing their digital images. Using Photoshop Elements 10 as the teaching platform, the workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the main features in Elements, including how to import, organize, view, find, edit, and print your images. Participants will become familiar with the various menus, tools, and palettes in Elements.
Adobe Photoshop Elements - Advanced editing February 10th Sunday 1-4 Kim Ashley, Instructor, $40 February 12th Tuedsay 9-12 Kim Ashley, Instructor, $40
This workshop provides an introduction to the Full Editor in Photoshop Elements 10. Beginning with a tour of the Elements workspace, including tools, menus, and palettes, the instructor then demonstrates a seven-step workflow that you can use to edit your images like the pros. The workshop concludes with a demonstration of how to make local adjustments with the five selection tools.
Adobe Photoshop Elements--Mastering Layers February 17th Sunday 1-4 Kim Ashley, Instructor, $40 February 19th Sunday 9-12 Kim Ashley, Instructor, $40
This workshop focuses primarily on how to work with Layers, Layer Masks, and Blending Modes, the foundation for editing your images creatively. The instructor also demonstrates numerous techniques--such as how to change a sky, convert to black-and-white, and add texture--that help you optimize your images.
Creating Fine Art Photography with Plug-in Filters
The powerful capabilities of plug-in filters such as Nik and Topaz filters have helped elevate digital photography and post-processing to new levels. A good photograph can be transformed into a piece of fine art with the proper use of filters. The class, Creating Fine Art Photography with the Use of Filters, will be taught by Sandra Corless. The class will explore many topics, including which images would best benefit from filter applications to how to avoid the “over filtered, gimmick look”. The class will not be so much about the mechanics of using the filters (most can learn that on their own) but rather, how to apply the filters and blend them to create very artistic and unique looks by combining them in your work flow.
This class will be for intermediate and advanced photographers with some experience in post-processing, either with Adobe Elements or Photoshop
Finding your visual voice
Learn how to express and develop your unique creative vision by discovering your distinctive visual voice. In this workshop, Robert will offer guidance and tools for identifying, clarifying, and developing your personal artistic vision that will help your work stand out from the crowd.
Macro & Close Up Photography
Do you - like to shoot pictures of small objects or details? - have trouble getting your images to show the detail you want? - need high quality images of small articles for business or personal use? Then this course will help you get the images you want. This class consists of 3 hours of lecture and demonstrations in the art and technique of close-up and macro photography. More than just hardware will be discussed and demonstrated. Composition and techniques for producing arresting and beautiful close-up photos will be covered as well.
Classes are limited to 10 students, and cost $50. This is not a class for beginning photographers; you should already know how to use the features of your camera and computer/software.
Close-up / Macro Definition Hardware for Macros Exposure Considerations Optics for Macro Camera Starting out Magnification Lenses Techniques Depth of field Supports Reversing Lenses Diffraction Lighting Supplementary Lenses Working Distance Extension Tubes Reference Equations Telextenders Stacking lenses Dedicated Macro Lenses
Adobe Lightroom Class 1 Library Module February 2nd 9 AM Keith Bauer Instructor $40
•The Lightroom Catalog •Importing from your camera or card reader •Importing from your hard drive •Organizing your images •Keywording •Collections
•Creating collections •Creating Smart collections •Finding images •Viewing your images •Reviewing Metadata •Comparing images •Quick Develop •.... and much more
Adobe Lightroom Class 2 Develop Module
February 9th 9 AM Keith Bauer Instructor $40
• the Raw processing engine in Lightroom •Learn all of the functionality provided •Basic Panel •Tone Curve •HSL / Color / B&W •Split Toning •Detail •Lens Correction •Effects •Camera Calibration
Adobe Lightroom Class 3 Slide Show, Print, & Web Modules February 16th 9 AM Keith Bauer Instructor $40
•SlideShow Module •Learn how to create a slideshow and put it to music •Print Module •Learn how to print from Lightroom and provide color managed input to your printer •Web Module •Briefly cover the functionality of creating web pages from Lightroom
The Art of the Photo Encaustic Process Sunday January 20th 10:30 - 1:30 Robert Medina Cook Instructor $45
Combining the Ancient Medium of Encaustic Wax... and Fine Art Photography. In this introductory session, we will review the necessary tools and materials involved in the encaustic wax process, observe as Robert demonstrates the basic application techniques, and discuss how these methods can be applied to your photographic work to produce unique, one-of-a-kind creations.
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